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have a look at the evo. I ride an evo 155...all day, every day. I'm a full time instructor and use that board to teach park lessons, bump lessons, carving, trees, steeps, whatever you can think of. Yes it is a little soft...but it still holds an edge like nobody's business. When I came into this season, I needed that "quiver of one" and the evo met and exceeded that expectation. As an intro to freestyle board it would be an outstanding choice. Presses will be easy as hell, good pop, easy to spin, its a twin, and holds up to a beating. When you're not doing that, you can still charge on it.
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Hey Leo,

do you know if I can put a 24.5" stance on the Proto CT?

5'9" 165lbs. Looking to get a new board for next year and the proto is definitely on the list of boards i'm interested in. I'm currently riding an 06/07 Rome Agent 155. Looking for a new board with a more park/jib feel but not so soft that its a complete wet noodle. Not really looking to replace the old board, just to have different choices to choose from when I want.

I know someone else suggested the EVO in this thread but I hate the graphics on that board. Also, everyone says that the flex is in between the EVO and the SL but I have never rode a NS board before so I have no idea what this means. Can anyone put this into perspective for me comparing it to boards like the Rome Agent, Graft, Artifact or Bataleon Airobic?

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Hey Leo,

do you know if I can put a 24.5" stance on the Proto CT?

5'9" 165lbs. Looking to get a new board for next year and the proto is definitely on the list of boards i'm interested in. I'm currently riding an 06/07 Rome Agent 155. Looking for a new board with a more park/jib feel but not so soft that its a complete wet noodle. Not really looking to replace the old board, just to have different choices to choose from when I want.

I know someone else suggested the EVO in this thread but I hate the graphics on that board. Unfortunately graphics is a big deal for me. Yes it's superficial but this is coming from a guy who bought nike boots because they had cool colours and I didn't want to rock the same boots as everyone else on the slopes...
You can get exactly 24.5" on the CT. It's the width of the further set of inserts. Proto CT might be stiffer than you want if you're doing a lot of really technical jib stuff. Strikes me as a really good jump board though.
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so did NS discontinue the Evo or.....?
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My local board shop wont order me a proto! They said that they might not get any in...And of course I wont be able to get a 157 until dogfunk gets them and they dont let me choose my base color....
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When is the earliest that you can order a proto?
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so did NS discontinue the Evo or.....?
No, there's new ones for 2012.
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evo seems like it's going to remain a park board but become more of the staple for rails/boxes/jibs... where the proto will be a big kicker, pipe smashing, quiver killer.

I could be wrong but that's what I'm reading.

I wanted a sig, but I need a job first.
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^ word. Thanks for the response. I just got my evo a couple weeks ago to replace my sierrascope. and man am I stoked. So far...so good! i mean, i liked my sierrascope but capita's top sheet was pretty cheap IMO. loving the playfulness of the EVO. may get to test it out in some powder this weekend in SOCAL!
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How does the never summer flex scale compare to the flex scale for other companies like rome?

The EVO is supposed to be the park jib board right? is it kind of like the artifact flex? and then the proto is more like the agent?
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