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I'm currently on last year's NS Proto CT...I was thinking about picking next's year EVO and was wondering if the two boards are too similar? (Turning 40 next Feb.)
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I'm currently on last year's NS Proto CT...I was thinking about picking next's year EVO and was wondering if the two boards are too similar? (Turning 40 next Feb.)
No year of Proto will be similar to any year of Evo.

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No year of Proto will be similar to any year of Evo.
Oh please, Proto and Evo are pretty similar boards in most respects. Proto a touch stiffer and definitely more versatile, but otherwise not much in it.
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Oh please, Proto and Evo are pretty similar boards in most respects. Proto a touch stiffer and definitely more versatile, but otherwise not much in it.
I have one each in the same size and for me they perform wildly different. They are actually in my basement full of core shots I ride a hundred days a year - "oh please" ?

Proving yourself an internet snowboarder with access to catalogs as usual, fuck off.

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Yea they perform way different when I ride them also the biggest being flex and tip and tail chatter.
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This is my FIRST IMPRESSION on the upcoming Evo 4.0. I will be adding to this review as I ride it more throughout this season and the next. I also have a 2012 Evo to compare this to side-by-side, but I will wait until the new one is broken in to make those comparisons so stay tuned!

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I have one each in the same size and for me they perform wildly different. They are actually in my basement full of core shots I ride a hundred days a year - "oh please" ?

Proving yourself an internet snowboarder with access to catalogs as usual, fuck off.
I stand by my point. They are very similar boards blunt tipped true twins with RCR profiles and almost identical sidecuts, sintered bases, etc.
Main difference is that the Proto is a bit stiffer and has a few more carbon features. The effect on the ride is that the Proto is a little damper/less chattery and holds a carve/edge a little better at the limit. In contrast, the Evo is a bit more forgiving and quicker to turn.
Still very close though: The difference between the Proto and the Evo is less than between either one and over 90% of all boards out there hell, the difference between either and any other NS board is greater than between the two.

"Wildly different" would be something like poutanen's Virus, a short stubby pow board like a Fish or 420, etc.

PS: I get the catalogues because some of our shops sell these boards. Also means that I get to ride quite a few of them. So your ad hominem attack not only misses the point but is also incorrect.
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How many days do you have on either of these boards?
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How many days do you have on either of these boards?
If that was directed at me, then the answer is about 15-20 (not necessarily full) days for each deck.
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Yes, it was. Sounds like enough days to me (in response to snowklingers charge against you)
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