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Old 02-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #861 (permalink)
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5'9, 200 pounds. One board:
Proto 160
SL 158 or 161
It will be my one board for Mt Hood
Had a two board quiver with Proto 157 and Premier 165
Had to sell Premier and just sold the Proto to go bigger or SL
70% mountain 30% park
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:09 PM   #862 (permalink)
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It might be longer than 30 seconds, but not by much...

The longest run is 3,800 feet with a 556 feet vertical drop. I need to convince the wife to move, but no dice so far on that
Damn. Yeah, that's half the size of the stuff I ride locally (which is why I don't ride a lot locally )

Go for the Evo man. Proto is so close to the SL.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #863 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have decided to go for the Proto as long as I can still learn how to butter on it.

I weigh around 180-190lbs ,size 10.5 K2 Ryder boots and 5ft 10in tall,
will the 157 Proto be a good fit and will I be able to butter on it? or will I be able to pass on the 154 as shorter boards are easier to press right?\

I have also decided to pair it with the Flux TT30 bindings.Is this a good choice?

Thanks so much for the help.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #864 (permalink)
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Soyza I'm a little lighter than you 5'9" 170-180lb and I ride a 157. It's pretty easy to tail press even at my size. All depends what kind of rider you are between the 2 sizes though. Me personally, I love the balance of flex/stability in the 157. It's playful enough for me to mess around with presses/butters on my dinky home hill. But I've also taken it to Big Sky & Jackson Hole and it was great for free riding and a bit of pow

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Thanks for the advice metric, just pulled the trigger and bought a 157 Proto on evo.com , haha.
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Thanks for the advice metric, just pulled the trigger and bought a 157 Proto on evo.com , haha.
New 2013 Proto CT 157 for $412.49
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Thanks for the advice metric, just pulled the trigger and bought a 157 Proto on evo.com , haha.
Did you consider the 160?
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New 2013 Proto CT 157 for $412.49
Are u serious?? where????? i already bought it for $494

i thought the 157 would be a better fit as i wanted a more freestyle oriented ride.
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Are u serious?? where????? i already bought it for $494

i thought the 157 would be a better fit as i wanted a more freestyle oriented ride.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:50 AM   #870 (permalink)
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Gotcha, but do you think for us east coast boys that only have so much mountain to ride that this year's damper Evo may be more our style?

I want to just go ahead and pull the trigger on the Proto, but I keep thinking the Evo might be more my style even though I'm more of an all-mountain kinda guy.

I bought an SL pretty quickly last year without giving the Proto much chance, so I'm afraid of doing the same thing again
I honestly can say that the new Evo is without a doubt a superb east coast board. There's nothing here in Michigan that I don't trust the board on. So far, I've ridden it in both good and bad conditions. I was not ever upset with the board. For the previous Evo models, I would have said it's perfect for the rider that has mostly a freestyle biased riding style. With the 4.0, I think it's going to be a killer choice for someone who does an equal mix of park/all-mountain freestyle.

Between the current Proto and next year's Evo, it's a tough call. The Proto is still the better jump board though.

Next year's Proto is a different beast altogether. You could have both the Proto CT and the HD in your quiver and they'll be different boards. Actually, same goes for the Evos too. Just that the difference between the Protos are bigger.

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5'9, 200 pounds. One board:
Proto 160
SL 158 or 161
It will be my one board for Mt Hood
Had a two board quiver with Proto 157 and Premier 165
Had to sell Premier and just sold the Proto to go bigger or SL
70% mountain 30% park
Are you freestyling on the mountain as well? The SL is going to be noticeably more stable, but the Proto has the pop and butterability. I've seen people butter the SL so it's not undoable. Just saying Proto is better suited to that stuff.
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