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04-04-2014 06:51 PM
SnowDogWax Smart choice with a wide board > float in pow, more stable on jumps… Enjoy
04-04-2014 09:58 AM
Danger Well, I pulled the trigger! I got a Proto HDX 160, brand new for $369 and Flux HD bindings for $159. I cant wait to get it on the mountain! Thanks to everyone for all your help and guidance, you've been a big help!
04-03-2014 05:12 PM
czoid74 the hdx is only about 1/4 wider than the regular width, its not much wider
04-03-2014 03:34 PM
Wes_Dark I'm a beginner. I own a 158 HDX and I love it. I think you'll be fine. I spent the winter on rental boards and the last 2 times out was on the HDX, killer time.
04-03-2014 12:16 PM
tdn
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
Like I said its pure preference, I prefer a stiffer feel and even find the 157 (at 170lbs) has too much flex in very steep terrain when I am pushing hard into the board.

That said for 95% of my riding I find the flex to be in the sweet spot, I can press and play around plenty for my tastes. Can't imagine how the 160 would flex at 215lbs, thats not to say its bad, just a different feel than what I would like.

As for pow if you come over to Japan you will really struggle at 215lbs on a 160 Proto, just not going to float. Maybe in another part of the world that will work but not here. I can ride a decent size dump of pow on my 157, but when it gets very deep I reach for something pow specific.

For the OP if you can find a reduced 160 HDX go for it, I said consider the 163, but both will serve you well. I personally wouldn't recommend anything smaller.

Oh yeah, it's definitely personal preference. That's why I didn't direct my comments at you, but to the other guy, saying that it's not strange that he prefers the length that he does and that I agree with him. I've ridden powder, not just the stuff on the eastern U.S. and the 160cm HD held up very well at my heavier weight with no struggle. I'm not in Japan though, but when I am I'll keep your comments in mind.

Edit: imo, if the OP's riding powder the majority of time then I can see him being better off with a 163cm+ board
04-03-2014 12:11 PM
tdn
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Who cares about effective edge length in powder?
Reading comprehension is key, but maybe I could have said it simpler.

For the OP and the longer effective edge of the proto, a 160cm would be ideal (even in powder).

The even in powder part is now in parentheses. Perhaps it clearer now?
04-03-2014 06:10 AM
dreampow
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Originally Posted by tdn View Post
Not funny at all.. I think that's a bit more normal than going 163cm. For the OP and the longer effective edge of the proto, a 160cm would be ideal even in powder. I have a Proto in 160cm, I weigh 223lbs right now and it floats ridiculously well with the "early rise" (or whatever they're calling it) tip and tail. I also had about 60 days last season (I was about the same weight as you, 215lbs) on a Proto CT at 157cm and I loved the flex of it too.
Like I said its pure preference, I prefer a stiffer feel and even find the 157 (at 170lbs) has too much flex in very steep terrain when I am pushing hard into the board.

That said for 95% of my riding I find the flex to be in the sweet spot, I can press and play around plenty for my tastes. Can't imagine how the 160 would flex at 215lbs, thats not to say its bad, just a different feel than what I would like.

As for pow if you come over to Japan you will really struggle at 215lbs on a 160 Proto, just not going to float. Maybe in another part of the world that will work but not here. I can ride a decent size dump of pow on my 157, but when it gets very deep I reach for something pow specific.

For the OP if you can find a reduced 160 HDX go for it, I said consider the 163, but both will serve you well. I personally wouldn't recommend anything smaller.
04-03-2014 01:03 AM
linvillegorge
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Originally Posted by tdn View Post
For the OP and the longer effective edge of the proto, a 160cm would be ideal even in powder.
Who cares about effective edge length in powder?
04-03-2014 01:02 AM
linvillegorge The DS would be a great fit for the Proto and I think the 160 would suit you pretty well. Go for it.
04-03-2014 12:12 AM
Danger Ok guys, I'm leaning heavily toward the Proto in 160cm. The 163s are much harder to find right now, probably over $100 more. There still seems to be a debate on which width might work best HD vs HDX... I guess it would depend on the bindings? To that: what are your guys' thoughts on Flux DS bindings to go with it?
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