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thanks

and for a SL? 161 or 158?
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Trust me, I know. NS has been very hyped on these forums over the past couple of years. I was super curious about them too. Luckily I got this opportunity and needless to say, I'm a bonafide fan. I was as unbiased as could be testing their boards as I am a board tester by hobby and part of my profession as well.



I like the white for two reasons:

1) I can see the stringers

2) I can really see how dirty it is. This makes me clean the base thoroughly. I can tell when a base is dry by running my hand on it anyway. Besides, I wax regularly so that's pretty much a non-issue.
How can you tell if it needs a wax ?
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How can you tell if it needs a wax ?
Starts to feel dry and ashy
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Starts to feel dry and ashy
Or if you can see white threads on a dark base.
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so its finally here... white base, black eagle red ns, white sidewalls... oh well its a proto cant complain..
i got the burton malavita restricted mounted on it... not sure if i should rotate the high backs


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That is damn nice! I wouldn't worry too much about rotating the highbacks. Try it and see if you like it but it isn't a make or break thing.
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Picked up my 157 Proto CT yesterday as well. Glad I went with the 157 as this board seems small. Next to my 158 Ride Timeless, the Proto is a good inch shorter. I measured both and the Ride measures 158 from tip to tail not following the board curves where as the Proto measures 155. The Proto measures 157 following the curves. Not sure if all companies measure total length using this method now.
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Nice setup otaku!!! Glad I was able to help you out. You're going to have a blast one that.

I'm actually jealous of your Malavitas. I really want those bindings.

Oh, and I can tell when the base is dry by the feel. It starts to have a grainy dry feel to it without wax. I run my hands along the base by the edges (this is the most important area to wax).

BTW, rotating highbacks aren't for everyone. I tried it last season and hated it. Ride default first then try rotating them after.

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hey guys im freakin sold on this board after reading this whole thread and countless reviews. Instead of starting another thread I figured i would ask here. I'm going with the 157, restriced burton maltivas. question is.... what boot should i get considering price isn't an issue. looking for something high tech, shrinkage ( wear a size 12) just basically the most beastly boot out there. i ride mostly the park so take that into account but would like half responsiveness.
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hey guys im freakin sold on this board after reading this whole thread and countless reviews. Instead of starting another thread I figured i would ask here. I'm going with the 157, restriced burton maltivas. question is.... what boot should i get considering price isn't an issue. looking for something high tech, shrinkage ( wear a size 12) just basically the most beastly boot out there. i ride mostly the park so take that into account but would like half responsiveness.
Burton Ion are a nice boot & with Autocant this year. They are rated a 7, but they are not that stiff. Money no object, try the Burton SLX. You really should just try on as many as possible & get what fits you best.

You're going to love the Proto.
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