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Old 11-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #571 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have read the reviews and many information to the Proto board, so I also would ask you for the length of a proto?

I am 510, weight 170 lbs and have Shoe size 10. I riding 40% Park, 25% groomers and 35% Backcountry-Freestyle/Powder. But wherever I ridinig, Park or Powder - Freestyle must be

Now I riding a 155 Evo for Park and a 158 SL for Backcountryfreestyle and Powder. In the Park a riding mostly on Boxes and Big Air, on the groomers I love pressing an jibbing and in Powder I am contantly looking for jumps of stones and trees.

I looking for a board, that I can riding anything ( 40% Park/25%Groomers/35% Backcountry-Powder)

Can I riding a 154 Proto or must I take (better) a 157 Proto??

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PS: Which Board from Lib tech is roughly comparable to the proto in Flex and Riding???
At 170lbs, I would say go with the 157 Proto as a do-everything board.

As for a Lib Tech comparison... I would say the closest is the TRS maybe. I haven't ridden the TRS myself though. I know the Skate Banana and T.Rice are definitely nothing like the Proto. Heck, the TRS isn't probably anything like it either.

As a category of boards that riders often group together, the Skate Banana and TRS falls into the Proto's category as a competitor. The Evo would be the closest Skate Naner competitor.

With that said, I personally would not choose a Skate Naner or TRS over a Proto.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:40 AM   #572 (permalink)
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For Snowboard_Otaku. Leo is dead on about the 157 being beefy for your weight. I weigh 155 and when I tested the 157cm last year it was great for bombing but I felt like it was a bit too much for everything else. I actually ordered the 152 cm. for this season, it should be here in a few weeks and I'll have a review posted asap, probably just after thanksgiving. A friend purchased the 154, so I'll have the comparison for you. Anyways, the overall feel I got from the deck was that it was stable enough to for me to downsize a good deal. I'm pretty stoked to see how it goes.
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For Snowboard_Otaku. Leo is dead on about the 157 being beefy for your weight. I weigh 155 and when I tested the 157cm last year it was great for bombing but I felt like it was a bit too much for everything else. I actually ordered the 152 cm. for this season, it should be here in a few weeks and I'll have a review posted asap, probably just after thanksgiving. A friend purchased the 154, so I'll have the comparison for you. Anyways, the overall feel I got from the deck was that it was stable enough to for me to downsize a good deal. I'm pretty stoked to see how it goes.
Thanks a bunch for the reply ... I am just scared that 152 is too short for a do it ll board.... Safe choice is prolly a 154
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Thanks a bunch for the reply ... I am just scared that 152 is too short for a do it ll board.... Safe choice is prolly a 154
^^ I was thinking the same thing. I'm 5'9 150ish and I test rode the 154 Proto CT last season at Sugar Bowl. Before that I was riding a 2009 K2 Jibpan 150 (really a 155 with blunted edges) for park and a 2008 NS SLR 155 for everything else. The 154 feels quite a bit lighter and more lively than my SLR 155 and I too figured the 154 would be better under more situations than the 152 and so I bought just the 154 Proto CT to replace those two older boards - I think a 152 would be rather park specific.
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Thanks a bunch for the reply ... I am just scared that 152 is too short for a do it ll board.... Safe choice is prolly a 154
Think the 154 will be the best choice for all around riding. I am a tad shorter then you and weigh about 160 and went with the 157 last season. The 154 will be playful when you want it to but will still have the build to hold it own all over the mountain. Stick with your gut on sizing.
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Loneride and B.Gilly are right about the 154 being a safe bet for an all mtn. machine. While I'm not the biggest park rider I tend to enjoy smaller boards so I thought I'd check out a smaller size this season. As I said, we'll see how it goes. Individual results may vary!
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Hey,

Just wondering how easy it is to do ground tricks with this board? Really trying to learn some this season and just bought a proto CT 157 (I'm 165lb, so it might be a touch too long) and my old board was super stiff (lib tech phoenix) so I never did really get into them.

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Hey,

Just wondering how easy it is to do ground tricks with this board? Really trying to learn some this season and just bought a proto CT 157 (I'm 165lb, so it might be a touch too long) and my old board was super stiff (lib tech phoenix) so I never did really get into them.

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Yea, I'd say you went one size too big for that purpose, but it's not going to be a deal-breaker. I'm still trying to learn how to butter properly, but for what I can do it works well enough. The Evo is much better for that stuff, but the Proto is fine.

I still bust mid-run presses on the Proto. Fun!
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Yea, I'd say you went one size too big for that purpose, but it's not going to be a deal-breaker. I'm still trying to learn how to butter properly, but for what I can do it works well enough. The Evo is much better for that stuff, but the Proto is fine.

I still bust mid-run presses on the Proto. Fun!
Thanks for the heads up, hopefully I don't start blaming my board for sucking.
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Thanks for the heads up, hopefully I don't start blaming my board for sucking.
If you blame the board, you aren't human. The board is too awesome for blames.
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