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06-30-2013 12:45 AM
BennyC
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Originally Posted by huckit View Post
Okay, like Richie67 said, you really won't notice much of a difference. And, because you aren't past 6', I think you'll certainly be fine with the 154--that's what I would go with. ^^
What about me? I'm a size 9.5 boot, 172lbs and 5'7". I've heard the since the flex is rather soft on the Proto CT or new HD would that affect my board size? 154 or 157?
11-24-2012 05:20 PM
huckit Okay, like Richie67 said, you really won't notice much of a difference. And, because you aren't past 6', I think you'll certainly be fine with the 154--that's what I would go with. ^^
11-24-2012 03:46 AM
Slush Puppie If you're worried about the Evo coping whole mountain - I rode it in the Alps and it handled everything just fine, steep blacks, charging, off-piste, sheet ice, moguls etc. The only thing that really gave it trouble was frozen rutted off piste conditions (like a frozen ploughed field) but I don't really blame the board there (at my level anyway) it was unridable.

However charging in slushy conditions particularly did push the board around a fair bit and I had to put in a lot of work and pick lines around things rather than through it.

When I tried the Proto, I immediately appreciated the extra stiffness in the board over anything lumpy though. It was still ok to butter and press.

Getting back on the Evo afterwards was super fun though - it is a playful board


The Proto 154 sounds like a good match for you. Either will do the riding you want just, with the sweetspot being a little nearer to each end of the scale.

Anyway FWIW I'm on an SL 155 for this season as I really only dabble in the park.
11-24-2012 03:14 AM
snowklinger 54

11-24-2012 12:48 AM
Richie67 Mate this is the advice I got on the exact same situation.

You are making far too much out of such a small difference. The 157 will probably preform marginally better in powder.. you might notice the difference. But after all its 3cm difference on the exact same board so in the majority of situations theres no way you'll be able to spot a difference.

You like the park, opt for the 154... you'll be able to press it a bit more without losing out on anything outside the park.
11-23-2012 10:46 PM
Codyh4250
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Originally Posted by huckit View Post
I have the same specs you do. 165lbs, 10.5 shoe. I have the 155 Evo. Like Grafta said, don't throw that option out altogether, but for what you're going to be riding the most, I think you'd probably want the proto (like you said). How tall are you? Height should be considered, because if you are 5'6 and still 165, you'd probably want to go with the '54. If you're more towards 6', you may want to go with the '57, especially if you are more trail, pow oriented. But, then again, if you're going to be swinging that thing in the park, the '54 would be nice. Maybe you should just get both boards...
Haha yeah I'm 5'9 so I'm right in the middle of that too. Does anybody know how much of a difference it is going to be between the 154 and the 157? Like how noticeable it will be to me?
11-23-2012 06:22 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by Codyh4250 View Post
Yea I looked at the Evo but I didn't think it would fit me because I still like to go all around the mountain when i go to colorado and didn't know how it would hold up on those bigger mountain trails.
Cool! Yeah, bingo on that one. Proto may just be the ticket.

I ride my smaller local hill Seymour in Vancouver but like to head to some of the bigger mountains too. The Evo suffices, but I get the feeling I'm gonna want something to handle the chop soonish...
11-23-2012 06:17 PM
huckit I have the same specs you do. 165lbs, 10.5 shoe. I have the 155 Evo. Like Grafta said, don't throw that option out altogether, but for what you're going to be riding the most, I think you'd probably want the proto (like you said). How tall are you? Height should be considered, because if you are 5'6 and still 165, you'd probably want to go with the '54. If you're more towards 6', you may want to go with the '57, especially if you are more trail, pow oriented. But, then again, if you're going to be swinging that thing in the park, the '54 would be nice. Maybe you should just get both boards...
11-23-2012 05:30 PM
Codyh4250 Yea I looked at the Evo but I didn't think it would fit me because I still like to go all around the mountain when i go to colorado and didn't know how it would hold up on those bigger mountain trails.
11-23-2012 04:40 PM
Slush Puppie I rode an Evo last season. You described my experience perfectly.
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