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Great review. Been looking at the 2013 proto as a new board for me.

I currently ride a burton joystick but will be only using it for park from now on. As I want a board that is pretty good at everything.

I ride a 157 joystick with waist width of 25.3 was thinking of getting the protox at 158 as it has a waist width of 26.4 and I feel the overhang is too much on my joystick.

I am 182lbs 6 foot 1 with size 11.5 feet.

Do you think that the 158 proto x would be a good fit for me?
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11.5 is on the cusp of needing a wide.

Also, waist width only tells part of the story. The point where the inserts lie is wider than the waist. So two boards with the same waist width might be different width at the inserts. So while one board might feel too narrow, the other might not.

I couldn't tell you how wide the two boards are at inserts. Maybe you might be able to dig up info. My buddy who has a size 11.5 boot doesn't have problems riding my boards or other regular widths. He's had boots from 32 and K2 (current).

You can probably go either way. It's either going to be slightly too narrow or slightly too wide.


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Pretty much sold on a Proto CTX.

Is the price that's everywhere ($494) going to be the cheapest they will get down to? Not sure if Never Summer's only get to a certain discount or something.

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Pretty much sold on a Proto CTX.

Is the price that's everywhere ($494) going to be the cheapest they will get down to? Not sure if Never Summer's only get to a certain discount or something.

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Some of the Never Summer's get down to like $350-400 but not the Proto. Best bet is try to find it locally.
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Thanks.

Do you guys think that I should get the 158 or 160?

I am 180 lbs, 6'5" and wear a size 13 boot. I ride mostly groomers with some park.
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I just picked up a proto ct 154 from christysports.com for $412.

Can't wait to try it out at killington this weekend.


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Do you guys think that I should get the 158 or 160?

I am 180 lbs, 6'5" and wear a size 13 boot. I ride mostly groomers with some park.
i vote for 158
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I just got back from my first week on the 2013 Proto.. took a trip to Chamonix before I head back for my full season in NZ starting shortly.

Not much to add with whats already been said its an amazing deck. What surprised me though was the time it took me to adjust, I was coming from a standard camber and it took me almost two full days to feel comfortable with the board.. maybe a mix of not having boarded in 6 months and the new deck.. but fuck it was tough going to get back to how I use to board!

Big improvements edge to edge and pop compared to any deck I've been on previously, the perfect stiffness for how I like to board. And a huge plus is the actual board construction. My mate was also on his first week with his new TRS, pritty agressive riders on identical runs for 7 days and his board had quite a few war wounds, the Proto held up amazingly in comparison.

Cant wait to fly back to NZ with this new board. Luckily there isn't a NS love in there yet (price of the deck see's to that) so i'll be one of a select few riding NS down below.. Lets hope i'll get the snow to match my deck!
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[QUOTE=Richie67;830282] What surprised me though was the time it took me to adjust, I was coming from a standard camber and it took me almost two full days to feel comfortable with the board.. maybe a mix of not having boarded in 6 months and the new deck.. but fuck it was tough going to get back to how I use to board!

Did you notice the Proto doesn't like flat basing? That was my big adjustment. On my camber boards I can get away being lazy and just straight basing. The Proto needs to be on edge. Which is fine with me. Just took me a minute to figure out.
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