On my last/second trip snowboarding in January I actually ended up demoing an Evo (don't ask me how. I told the folks at the shop that I wanted a demo and I ended up on the Evo without really knowing much about it). I actually enjoyed how easy it was to manipulate, but I did NOT enjoy how damp it was. I had no idea that I was on a board primarily meant for the park.
I was originally leaning toward the SL, then got on the Proto CT hype train (the graphics and topsheet are awesome). Now you guys have me leaning back toward the SL! Guess I just need to make a decision and pull the trigger on one or the other.
Honestly, if you don't plan on going to the park... might want to look at the Heritage as well. Owning/loving a Never Summer Proto CT has become the latest of many internet trends ("It's what the cool kids ride!"). It's a great board, but it isn't the only good board out there.
I'd vote for the SL as well. Hell the Heritage might be too aggressive for such a newer rider. The SL is easy to manipulate. had one last year and miss it dearly but this year wanted to learn ground tricks so I traded it for an Evo
I would say the SL as well. The SL is a great deck - I learned to ride on one last and loved it. I went with a Heritage this year and love it... however it would have been too much board for me last year. The SL is definitely more forgiving.
anyone figure out how to put stickers on this badboy yet?
i keep losing my stickers
not sure what the problem is with your stickers but I haven't had any of my vinyl diecuts begin to come off, not even a corner lifting. I've only put 3 resort days on my proto though.... been riding my horrorscope a lot this year.
the carbonium topsheet apparently chips. the scratch resist is cool but a skier ran over my board at the base lodge today and took a chunk of it off. not like i care but just thought i'd toss it out there incase anyone ever wondered.
the snow was dreamy today, this thing raped the mountain today. i figured out some more sweet spots, and the nollies were insane once i figured out how to really use those v-beams.
took it jibbing as well which is something i normally never do, and after a new wax last night buttering was a dream as well.