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Good to know. Enjoy the season, hopefully we'll both enjoy it more.
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Hey,

I'm 6ft with 175 lbs and have size 11 Nitro Team TLS boots, which are probably a little bigger than comparable Burton boots.

Not sure which Proto to get. I'm kinda leaning towards the CT in 157 but last year I checked out a Gnu Park Pickle 153 and also 253mm Waist with my Setup and had quite a bit of overhang on the heel side as you can see on the picture:





Would be happy for an answer. Thanks
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I've asked for input on bindings and received some really good feedback. Does anyone think a more responsive binding could be a problem for someone in my position?

Essentially, I've narrowed it down to the 390 Bosses and Flux DMCC lights. I don't know if I should be going for more or less response. My binding was the ride rodeo last year and I didn't care for it.

I have the 157 Proto. Thanks.
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I've asked for input on bindings and received some really good feedback. Does anyone think a more responsive binding could be a problem for someone in my position?

Essentially, I've narrowed it down to the 390 Bosses and Flux DMCC lights. I don't know if I should be going for more or less response. My binding was the ride rodeo last year and I didn't care for it.

I have the 157 Proto. Thanks.
Preference man... I ride 390's on my Evo.. I just picked up a Proto and ordered some Restricted Malavitas. I was looking into the Rodeos, but got to thinking they would be too soft for the Proto

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Thanks man. I finally pulled the trigger on the DMCC lights. I figure I can wear them for a month and if I don't like them, I'll unload them and try something else. I always felt like there was way too much play in my rodeos so I'm hoping these do the trick.
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Hey,

I'm 6ft with 175 lbs and have size 11 Nitro Team TLS boots, which are probably a little bigger than comparable Burton boots.

Not sure which Proto to get. I'm kinda leaning towards the CT in 157 but last year I checked out a Gnu Park Pickle 153 and also 253mm Waist with my Setup and had quite a bit of overhang on the heel side as you can see on the picture:





Would be happy for an answer. Thanks
The overhang on that doesn't look too bad to me. The problem is, it's very hard to tell by pictures. The other problem is that everyone rides different with different angles. The only real way to tell when overhang isn't so obviously too much is to actually strap in and mimic a carve. You can do this by holding onto something. Mimic the carve and see if your toe/heel touches the ground before you even fully engage.

Just for reference, my buddy David Z rode my 157 Proto with his size 11 32 TM 2 boots which are pretty bulky. He had 0 issues on it and he rides everything including lots of park.


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The overhang on that doesn't look too bad to me. The problem is, it's very hard to tell by pictures. The other problem is that everyone rides different with different angles. The only real way to tell when overhang isn't so obviously too much is to actually strap in and mimic a carve. You can do this by holding onto something. Mimic the carve and see if your toe/heel touches the ground before you even fully engage.

Just for reference, my buddy David Z rode my 157 Proto with his size 11 32 TM 2 boots which are pretty bulky. He had 0 issues on it and he rides everything including lots of park.
Thanks a lot! Already bought the 157, and this kinda reassures me that it was the right decision
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The overhang on that doesn't look too bad to me. The problem is, it's very hard to tell by pictures. The other problem is that everyone rides different with different angles. The only real way to tell when overhang isn't so obviously too much is to actually strap in and mimic a carve. You can do this by holding onto something. Mimic the carve and see if your toe/heel touches the ground before you even fully engage.

Just for reference, my buddy David Z rode my 157 Proto with his size 11 32 TM 2 boots which are pretty bulky. He had 0 issues on it and he rides everything including lots of park.
Agree with that. The overhang does not look too bad - but is your boot centered over the board? Common problem with Burton bindings as you hit the max/min size for the binding, as the heel hoop is not adustable and you have solely rely on the holes in the disk to fine-tune the boot position...
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Agree with that. The overhang does not look too bad - but is your boot centered over the board? Common problem with Burton bindings as you hit the max/min size for the binding, as the heel hoop is not adustable and you have solely rely on the holes in the disk to fine-tune the boot position...
Thanks for your input guys! The boot is centered as much as possible. The Cartel only has three holes in the disk, which is quite crappy to really center a boot. I think even on the Park Pickle the Overhang would totally be fine if I could have put the boot a little further to the toe, as the toe overhang is a lot less. Maybe I could try to adjust the highback, but that would only give me 1 or 2 mms less overhang on the heel side. I bought the NS Proto 157 yesterday, so I will find out on monday I can post some pictures then to make sure its fine. Opened a thread at http://www.snowboardingforum.com/boa...proto-get.html so I don't spam in this one.

Thanks!
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Howdy Folks!

Didnt take me lurking for too long to come to the conclusion that NS is the way forward. I've just finished my season down here in New Zealand. I'll be headin home for a week in March for some boarding in France before I return to work on the NZ slopes yet again next season (June time).

My question is this.. When did NS start to release details of their 12/13 models and when did they go on sale this year? The reason I ask is i'll be in the market for a new board next year, and if the new 13/14 board is released around June time I can wait. If its not released that early I might aswell buy a 12/13 Proto while I still can and have it waiting for me back home for my french trip in March and take it back to NZ for their season.

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