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post #621 of 925 (permalink) Old 11-18-2011, 09:38 PM
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Yeah you told me (thanks for the heads up) and I was really excited to get one yesterday but they told me they were sold out...as of November 16, it was exactly two days from today that I called all the nearby snowboard shops because I planned to order it but they were unable to, including hustler and sanction was the last I called with a 157 in stock, explained them the situation and then malcolm from sanction (really nice guy) was willing to sell me their 154 demo board for $300, its just the shops in the GTA area, but other cities like ottawa (which I have not called) might have them, just giving a heads up that they sold really fast
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so with my 6.1 and 190-200lbs the 157 should do the trick for me?..

I did read it handles like a longer board, but someone said it handles like a shorter so im a bit confused since i really dont know anything about the board.

The only thing i though of is that i dont want to lose the pop of the board if im to heavy for the size.

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#raines

so with my 6.1 and 190-200lbs the 157 should do the trick for me?..

I did read it handles like a longer board, but someone said it handles like a shorter so im a bit confused since i really dont know anything about the board.

The only thing i though of is that i dont want to lose the pop of the board if im to heavy for the size.

/Snoopy
At your weight, you could could go either way. Are you keeping your 163? If so, get the 157, otherwise get the 160. Given your riding preference with only 15% park, the 160 would be better and has the shallower sidecut for wider carves.
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I am keeping my 163 for days in the pow and carving days ^^.. The NS Proto are for learning more freestyle so id prob be going more to the park or natural jumps in the backcountry than i have before..

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I tested and reviewed a Proto CT 157 for my blog geeks of shred last spring. I liked the board a lot but it was way too much for me. Well, my 152 just showed up in the mail tonight. I CANT WAIT to see how this goes in the right size. GAME ON! will post results as soon as we have enough snow to take it out.
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I picked up a Proto 157 last week and I'm pretty geeked about it. My old board is a cambered Burton Dragon (very stiff). The guy at the shop said "If this is your first time riding a rocker board it will feel weird and take some getting use too, like a day or two." I was too stoked to ask a follow up question. Can anyone fill me in on what to expect.
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Your transition won't be so harsh because Never Summer has a rocker/camber hybrid shape. The rocker is in the middle with camber just outside the bindings. You will feel looseness when flat basing at first. The Proto carves well though so when you engage those edges, the camber will bite.

If you jib at all, you'll definitely notice the difference between rocker and camber. You'll notice that you slide on the rails/boxes much easier/smoother. This doesn't mean it will make you a jib expert. I'm just saying if you already have the technique down, it will just make things easier for ya.

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I picked up a Proto 157 last week and I'm pretty geeked about it. My old board is a cambered Burton Dragon (very stiff). The guy at the shop said "If this is your first time riding a rocker board it will feel weird and take some getting use too, like a day or two." I was too stoked to ask a follow up question. Can anyone fill me in on what to expect.
I went from a Cambered Technine MFM Pro to an SL last year. Adjustment took ... there was no adjustment. It's not full rocker and if you feel it getting squirrely I believe Snowolf said you can just ride the front slightly to engage the camber.

But I didn't adjust at all.
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Thanks for reply. How does the Rocker/camber respond differently on jumps and pipe verse a traditional camber?
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Hmm... I don't do pipe so can't comment there...

Off jumps it's fine for me. The rocker section allows you to get away with some slop too. I don't hit big jumps though so others will have to chime in on that.

BurtonAvenger has definitely hit some big jumps in CO with the Proto and Evo. He's fine with both boards on 30'+ jumps he has said.

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