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I'm 6ft, 210 pouns and rode both Proto and Evo in the 157. Seemed like a good length for me.


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I have a 157 proto and it is hands down the best board i have ever ridden.
How many boards have you ridden? The 2010 Ride DH is the best board I have ever ridden because before that I had only ridden a super old Ride Tempest. (I do have an never used, freshly waxed arbor Westmark waiting for the weekend though!)
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I couldn't find the vid of you zooming by me. I did end up having the video of that guy catching massive edge on his heelside while we were on the lift though.

Anyways, sadly this vid is the best I have. You're not maching the whole time but you can tell when you're doing it. (11 sec mark)

Is that at Pine Knob? I haven't been out there probably since high school, maybe middle school!
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Is that at Pine Knob? I haven't been out there probably since high school, maybe middle school!
That was holly


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So, I have a 157 T Rice but after reading all these posts about the Proto makes me want to get one. What does everyone think, get one now, if I can find one, or wait until next year's model?

If I do buy a Proto, I'll be sending in my T Rice in for a warranty replacement and will probably have a 2013 T Rice for sale if anyone is interested.
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So, I have a 157 T Rice but after reading all these posts about the Proto makes me want to get one. What does everyone think, get one now, if I can find one, or wait until next year's model?

If I do buy a Proto, I'll be sending in my T Rice in for a warranty replacement and will probably have a 2013 T Rice for sale if anyone is interested.
I'd wait personally, the T Rice is also a really nice board, and I'd be happy with either. (Although I love my Proto!)
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Finally got some snow out here in Colorado and I've got 10+ days on the Proto.

Here's a list of updates in no particular order or relevance:

* After riding nothing but icey groomers, the first day in a couple inches of fresh further excited me about the board's nimbleness and charging abilities - you can really push the thing.
* I get asked about the Proto no less than 5 times every time I go out
* I spoke to 3 other Proto owners, all said "best board I've ever owned"
* 2 days in the trees in Steamboat proved it can handle deep snow and is super agile, my 160 was decidedly more nimble than the 158 heritages my friends were on.
* I read the previous post concerning edge tweaking coming out of turns, applied it and agree.. you can carve really tight on the thing.
* I hit a few bump runs just to further understand the boards capabilities and was impressed, very snappy out of turns and torsional flex allowed me to keep my shoulders downhill
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Since your have reviewed this board and also the Cobra, which would you consider better if you were more on the groomer/freeride/not park side of things? If the Cobra is better, does the improvement justify the higher price that the Cobra probably will have over the Proto when it is released? Or will there be a new Proto when the Cobra is released?
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Since your have reviewed this board and also the Cobra, which would you consider better if you were more on the groomer/freeride/not park side of things? If the Cobra is better, does the improvement justify the higher price that the Cobra probably will have over the Proto when it is released? Or will there be a new Proto when the Cobra is released?
I have not ridden my cobra yet. I will ride it this Friday at a local hill, then a couple more times at the bigger hills up north in a couple weeks. I will post my initial thoughts after Friday.

From what I know about the Proto, if you don't do any freestyle, you have better options.


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Just got back from my first day riding it, figured I should post my thoughts.

Setup:
Proto CTX 155
Burton 09' Custom bindings
Thirty-Two lashed boots, Size 12

Conditions were less than ideal, it was a spring skiing day on the ice coast. Slushy and soft, no snow in the glades and the park was swiss cheese from the rain the night before. First off, let me say that this is definitely an all mountain freestyle board.

The pop is there to really get off some of the sketchier stuff, and the stiffness is middle of the road. To put it in perspective, when I leaned back over the tail of the board, the nose flexed up about 10 inches, a lot less than my old jib noodle. I found it super damp when going mach 11 down groomers with rollers, although the nose of the board makes a different noise when coasting off of stuff, something that I'll get used too.

I felt like I was pretty slow on the board compared to my friend on skis, although it was factory wax and by the end of the day it looked hungry for some real stuff. I didn't find the CTX to have bad/slow edge to edge, worked out just find for me. (And I was giving it through some berms.)

Didn't get to test the durability of the topsheet yet (yay ), but I did run over a couple rocks when a rental kiddie cut me off getting off the chair. Base didn't scratch, although the metal edge has a bit of a scratch along the bottom. Funny that the base is seems stronger than the metal rails.

Last thing is the vario edge, which is golden. Not sure yet it it was just the snow or the board, but I was super agile no matter where I was or how fast I was going.



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