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.
One of the first things I noticed, my very first line was a long cat track and it felt like I'd never boarded before.. back to square one retard mode! Chamonix is full of cat tracks so I kept trying it as the week progressed and it became easier but I definately felt more comfortable on an edge.
I've been craving a proto since december when I demoed one at wolf creek and I'm definitely ready to fork out the cash for one. The question as always is what size to go with. I'm 5'10", weigh around 160 give or take, and I wear a size 10.5 Vans Aura boot. Im coming off of a 09 Burton Mayhem 156 and tried out the 157 and it was incredible but felt kinda long for my taste. I've found a great deal for a 154 Proto and was wondering if you guys think the size is appropriate for my dimensions. What worried me was the shorter width of the 154 compared to the 157... are my boots gonna hang off the edges? Thanks for any input
What size did you end up getting? I'm debating also, 154 or 157. 5'10, 165 lb, 10.5 boot.
I'd like to add that although the edge hold is the same, handling is not. The HD is much more stable. Though you'll still feel bumps at higher speeds.
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