Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Did I outgrow my board? Reply to Thread
Title:
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 
   

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
06-18-2014 05:16 PM
linvillegorge Just ride it and see how it goes. If it works for you, great. If it doesn't, then you can buy a new board.
06-18-2014 05:09 PM
francium
Quote:
Originally Posted by RafaelDeBuffalo View Post
That's a likely 230-235 body weight. Iv'e been bulking up, lifting weights and eating a lot. Not planning on cutting until spring time. The Proto does have the blunted tips, having the effective edge of a 159 they say. I guess I'll just stick it out if other heavy guys are riding similar boards, I would love to add a board to the quiver, its just not prudent financially now.
Snowboarding is never financially prudent it's all about the love.
06-18-2014 01:13 PM
RafaelDeBuffalo That's a likely 230-235 body weight. Iv'e been bulking up, lifting weights and eating a lot. Not planning on cutting until spring time. The Proto does have the blunted tips, having the effective edge of a 159 they say. I guess I'll just stick it out if other heavy guys are riding similar boards, I would love to add a board to the quiver, its just not prudent financially now.
06-14-2014 02:14 PM
TMXMOTORSPORTS
Quote:
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Grab your nuts and point it down the hill and it'll go fast.
This....I am 195 but ass naked haven't weighed myself with gear. I have been riding a 154 proto ct since it came out. I have an old Burton Custom 159 and a SL 161 and a160 fish. I haven't ridden the custom since I got the SL and I haven't ridden the SL since I got the Proto and I only ride the fish if it has dumped 2 feet and going from the proto to the fish feels like I am riding a 2X12...
06-14-2014 01:58 PM
linvillegorge
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmate View Post
I have a proto, it's a fun board, but it's not a fast board
Grab your nuts and point it down the hill and it'll go fast.
06-14-2014 01:59 AM
kosmoz destroy that proto and then go bigger I'm 180 pounds in the morning, maybe 200 geared up and after a big breakfast and I ride 159 mans board. My first season was on 153 head true (camber) and i didn't like that squirrelling at speeds. Now I often pass 50mph and no drama. 60 was my top speed, until now
06-13-2014 11:13 PM
chomps1211
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewdod View Post
im 6'3 230 on a 162. Love the size. I've actually thought about going smaller down to a 159... 157 is pushing it at 230.
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Deacon View Post
220 without gear on an SL 158. Probably a little small, but I fly on it.
These weights listed, are these for your actual body weight (soaking wet as it were!) or, as Deacon mentioned, are you talking fully "geared" up for riding? Cuz I'm well over 240-250 lbs this past season! That's totally rigged for riding and I do just fine on my Proto 157, as well as my Rome 159!

Granted,... I might occasionally have a little trouble holding a really hard carve at speed on a turn, but it hasn't presented too much of a problem! I usually manage to keep the board on edge! I've even managed to "get it up" and keep it up in 18-24" of POW! I don't ride any park, so I can't comment on the way it would ride there being short at those weights!
06-13-2014 10:58 PM
Deacon 220 without gear on an SL 158. Probably a little small, but I fly on it.
06-13-2014 10:47 PM
andrewdod im 6'3 230 on a 162. Love the size. I've actually thought about going smaller down to a 159... 157 is pushing it at 230.
06-13-2014 08:19 PM
chomps1211
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmate View Post
I have a proto, it's a fun board, but it's not a fast board
????...meaning it's not made for going fast, or you think it's not capable of going fast? Cuz I've cracked 50 mph on mine!!! On a nicely soft, groomed run. Nothing "Squirrelly about those rides aside from ME!!! Lol! (...it scared the shit outa me whenever I've managed it, but it was an exciting scared and I did do it!!)
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome