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08-19-2013 08:50 AM
dreampow Unless your boots have some kind of shrink tech I would go for the HDX, I wear size 11s (29) with an outer profile of a 10 due to shrink tech.

My 157 proto is just right, but without the shrink tech I would have some toe/heel drag in deep carves.
08-19-2013 05:25 AM
Flowbits I'm also gonna throw my Proto question in here.

I'm currently 6"6' and weigh slightly less than 180 lbs (give and take a few pounds). The shoesize of my Salomon Savage is 11,5 with a mondo of 29,5 cm.

The thing I'm worried about: Can I take above stats on a Proto HD 157 or should I go for the HDX 158 for some extra room?
04-23-2013 10:28 PM
Bart
finally snagged one..

So, based upon reading here and getting a bunch of good advice, asking even more questions to too many people to keep track of I was finally determined to find a Proto CTX (I've got big feet).
Stopped back in to local shop last week..sale time...scored one for .....$349....!

Seriously, these guys always have a good stock of NS...it's all they carry.
I grabbed some to-be-unnamed bindings as well and imagine that, the owner took $50 off of them making them cheaper than the online stores.

Nice, locally-owned place, so go and support your local shop!!

So now, the wait begins, which is good cause my dislocated elbow and torn stuff should be healed enough by then.

Seriously, thanks everyone for sharing your reviews, comments and experiences here.
04-23-2013 04:12 PM
stryderlis
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Originally Posted by Nito View Post
Stryderlis,

Leo can't tell you to buy either board. It is a personal choice based on how you ride and the conditions you ride in.

If you want a quiver killer and like to bomb then the hd.
If you are athletic and want to do more park then the ct.
If you ride lots of pow then get the ct.
If you ride the ice coast then get the hd.
...

Another option, NS Proto has a high resale value. You could buy the ct try it and if you wanted something stiffer buy the hd. Note the cost of demo rental to help justify the purchasing the ct. Just keep the Proto in mint sellable condition, don't bust the edge, topsheet or gouge the base.

Hope this helps - Nito
Thanks! I was really asking him what his personal opinion would be but it looks like I'll be saving some money and getting the Proto CT.
04-23-2013 09:53 AM
Nito
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Originally Posted by stryderlis View Post
Thanks for the response Leo. So would you spend the extra 175 on a hd vs ct personally if you were in my shoes?
Stryderlis,

Leo can't tell you to buy either board. It is a personal choice based on how you ride and the conditions you ride in.

If you want a quiver killer and like to bomb then the hd.
If you are athletic and want to do more park then the ct.
If you ride lots of pow then get the ct.
If you ride the ice coast then get the hd.
...

Another option, NS Proto has a high resale value. You could buy the ct try it and if you wanted something stiffer buy the hd. Note the cost of demo rental to help justify the purchasing the ct. Just keep the Proto in mint sellable condition, don't bust the edge, topsheet or gouge the base.

Hope this helps - Nito
04-22-2013 08:44 PM
stryderlis Thanks for the response Leo. So would you spend the extra 175 on a hd vs ct personally if you were in my shoes?
04-22-2013 08:02 PM
Leo I really like both boards. I personally didn't have much to complain about with the CT. Several people wanted it to be damper so that's what they got with the HD. I think the HD is a touch stiffer now. The low profile tips and extended transition gives the illusion that it's less playful as well because your presses won't feel/look as high.

In the jump line though, the HD is without a question the more solid choice. The CT is superb as well, but the HD's new shape is very stable on takeoff and landing.
04-21-2013 06:53 PM
stryderlis So here's the question, I can get the Proto ct for 375 is the Proto hd worth the extra money. Wait is not a question here because I won't be able to snowboard again for another 8-9 months.
04-06-2013 12:08 AM
Leo
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Originally Posted by OzSno View Post
How is it in Pow? Yes I know it's a twin

Don't get a lot of pow days here (i think I've had one in four years of being a weekend warrior) but I'd still like to know if its something I can bring with me on Japan/USA trips, I won't be getting dropped off at the top of some Alaskan mountain or anything like that but would be nice to know whether my leg will be burning trying to get down the bottom after a big snow dump.
Unfortunately, the only pow I got was 4" fresh, and maybe 6" from next day. I managed to find some deeper areas in trees and whatnot. Proto just glided over everything.

Cobra is still way more floaty though.
04-06-2013 12:00 AM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by OzSno View Post
How is it in Pow? Yes I know it's a twin

Don't get a lot of pow days here (i think I've had one in four years of being a weekend warrior) but I'd still like to know if its something I can bring with me on Japan/USA trips, I won't be getting dropped off at the top of some Alaskan mountain or anything like that but would be nice to know whether my leg will be burning trying to get down the bottom after a big snow dump.
I've ridden a 154 at 180lbs in very deep stuff, center stance, no leg burn, very natural float.
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