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|01-26-2014 10:24 PM|
|aiidoneus||It will be a more confident ride at speed, more damp but less playful for freestyle. I ride switch a fair amount and also prefer the twin shape and no set back. I haven't had a chance to try the ripsaw, but I think it would be better suited than a heritage. But that is only based on paper specs.|
|01-26-2014 09:55 PM|
|NZRide||Heritage is too freeride oriented for what I'm after. Its directional to isn't it?|
|01-26-2014 07:32 PM|
What about the heritage?
Isn't that the big mtn freestyle slayer
I like to do those things on mine anyway
|01-26-2014 05:27 PM|
Originally Posted by aiidoneus View Post
I'm not worried about dampness either, my current K2 is not all that damp. Would rather feel what's going on than just ride a plank down.
|01-26-2014 05:18 PM|
|scotty100||CO is the home of NS. I'd be shocked if you couldn;t demo it while you're there...|
|01-26-2014 05:15 PM|
|NZRide||Thanks for the advise so far guys. I brought an epic local pass on some advise on this forum to make it cheaper for the few weeks I am there. It covers Breck that you mention, and Vail, Keystone and A basin. We are staying in Frisco but just using the public transport so if the store is at one of the resorts it would probably be do-able. I was keen to have it all sorted before I arrived but this method does have its benefits, hmmmmm more stuff to think about, how to make all this work (I need to get a new board for the wife also).|
|01-26-2014 05:07 PM|
I hit large jumps, straight airs, spins almost daily on the proto hd. Never thought it was too loose. I do several butter tricks, simple stuff like tail and nose presses, nose rolls, nose roll to 1s, 3s never felt at any time it was loose.
Maybe it is more of a control thing and I have gotten used to it and compensate. I have 100 days on my proto ct and probably 25 on the HD so far.
In my opinion the weakness of the proto is you get a lot of feedback, it is not very damp. For my riding style I prefer feedback and can handle the extra work my legs have to do to make up for it. For some they need a more damp board for riding through chop. Or the dampness helps them keep the legs "fresh".
|01-26-2014 04:50 PM|
Originally Posted by scotty100 View Post
|01-26-2014 04:41 PM|
Originally Posted by NZRide View Post
|01-26-2014 04:31 PM|
Lin is right.
I'll give you my take on it. I have 21 days on it so far and I love it. Its not as damp and smooth riding as the SL but its not super chattery either. The only time it chatters for me is when I'm bombing flat base. As soon as you go in an edge it engages the camber tip and tail and contact points and holds really well at high speeds (almost as good as the SL). When I flat base to a jump it drives very straight and true (especially compared to a skate banana). It has really good pop but might not be as good as your use too.
I hope that helped.
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