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02-24-2014 07:49 PM
ryannorthcott
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So, I broke a binding ladder on the day I had the Proto out and spent a full day on the RC. I really like the RC, turns were easy to initiate, floated in powder, but handled like every other Mervin board I've owned, Trice, skate banana, C2, Banana Magic, it didn't just 'awe' me, but it was easy to ride. Leaning more towards the proto to be honest, just because I have a Trice and a skate banana.
Thanks for getting back didn't see this until now... Interesting that it didn't 'awe' you... I wouldn't feel the need to upgrade my board unless i wasn't frequently riding on icy/hardpack conditions. Can you comment on how the board performed in those types of conditions? what about the proto? (i'm considering it as well). I love my turbo dream but was working on 540s at marmot this past weekend and washed out most of my landings because i couldn't get a grip to stop my rotation... Obviously i still need to work on spins and such but i didn't have that problem to the same extent when i rode at big white.
02-14-2014 10:13 PM
MJP So, I broke a binding ladder on the day I had the Proto out and spent a full day on the RC. I really like the RC, turns were easy to initiate, floated in powder, but handled like every other Mervin board I've owned, Trice, skate banana, C2, Banana Magic, it didn't just 'awe' me, but it was easy to ride. Leaning more towards the proto to be honest, just because I have a Trice and a skate banana.
02-04-2014 04:52 AM
Supra been riding next year's Rider's choice for a couple weeks now and it's pretty nice. Playful but can still carve. I don't think there's any difference between the 2014 and 2015 but I'm not sure
02-03-2014 09:10 PM
MJP Will do. Trying the RC and a Proto HD out this weekend, can't wait!
02-03-2014 06:38 PM
ryannorthcott yea i mean coming from the turbo dream anything with hybrid camber will have more pop, but i don't want to go full camber because i find the catch free nature to be more forgiving when learning new tricks, also may take it through some pow so want maximum float (although on pow specific days i'll still rock the TD). MJP let me know what you think of the board, i'm really torn on this one.
02-03-2014 04:08 PM
MJP I have a Rice 153, feel it's too stiff as well. Picked up an RC 154, weigh 164, and will be trying it out this weekend.
02-03-2014 03:51 PM
wrathfuldeity
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fair enough should have given more info. i am 170 lbs, looking at the 158 DK or 157.5 riders choice. I don't put a lot of stock into flex ratings as the feel of them do not always match up with the number. especially with the DK many say it feels more like a 6 than a 7 on the 158. normally i would go out and demo the boards but sadly i do not have the opportunity.
I'm 180# and have been really lusting (and have demo'd) the RC 154 or Bpro 155 for my heft...like the softer feeling and waay easier to throw around with lots of control. I have a 159 goat split and its plenty stiff...at tad too much so for inbounds (a 156 goat would be more playful for inbounds)...and usually ride an old option cambered directional 155 twin stiffy for inbounds which is a lot of fun...will keep riding it till it is dead then get an RC. Also if you want more pop...go for a C3 or find something with rcr....in some ways a c2 really doesn't have the liveliness/pop as a cambered.
02-03-2014 03:20 PM
ryannorthcott fair enough should have given more info. i am 170 lbs, looking at the 158 DK or 157.5 riders choice. I don't put a lot of stock into flex ratings as the feel of them do not always match up with the number. especially with the DK many say it feels more like a 6 than a 7 on the 158. normally i would go out and demo the boards but sadly i do not have the opportunity.
02-03-2014 03:17 PM
24WERD which size gnu dk are you looking at? the 155 is 253 waist width and the 158 waist width is 26. Also the flex rating on the 155 is 6.5 compared to 158 at 7.


And what weight are you? stiff to a skinny person is loose to a big person
02-03-2014 03:07 PM
wrathfuldeity idk...maybe lib lando...some folks really like it
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