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01-18-2012 09:45 PM
buddhafist24
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Originally Posted by henry06x View Post
Softer Park boards are a lot more fun when your screwing around. I have an 11 academy propaganda reverse camber and it's a fun. It's flat and rockers up a bit at the tip and tail. Has good flex and holds speed rather well. I'm really liking the flat base stuff (although I've yet to try the R/C like never summer stuff)
What are opinions on the GNU Street Series? Would that board hold up at on groomers at decent speeds?
01-18-2012 06:26 PM
henry06x Softer Park boards are a lot more fun when your screwing around. I have an 11 academy propaganda reverse camber and it's a fun. It's flat and rockers up a bit at the tip and tail. Has good flex and holds speed rather well. I'm really liking the flat base stuff (although I've yet to try the R/C like never summer stuff)
01-18-2012 03:28 PM
Leo Anytime bro. Just let me know, not just for boards either. Always cool to meet new people to ride with. We have a Michigan thread by the way:

http://www.snowboardingforum.com/mid...tml#post468806

And yea, I got blamed a few times for hurting people's wallets.
01-18-2012 03:25 PM
buddhafist24
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Originally Posted by Leo View Post
Where in Michigan are you? I have the 157 Evo and Proto. If you are by me and I can get out next week, usually Friday AM, I'll be more than happy to let you try both.

I ride Holly, PK, occasionally Alpine.
Leo, that's really cool of you to offer. Unfortunately, I'm in Kalamazoo and work M-F.

My parents are in Rochester though, so maybe the next time I'm visiting I can send you a pm and see if you are available. I'm going to put partial blame on you for my dilemma because I was reading your reviews on both the Evo and Proto!
01-18-2012 03:15 PM
Leo Where in Michigan are you? I have the 157 Evo and Proto. If you are by me and I can get out next week, usually Friday AM, I'll be more than happy to let you try both.

I ride Holly, PK, occasionally Alpine.
01-18-2012 02:36 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by buddhafist24 View Post
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all the feedback.

At 5'11", 195, size 10 boot, do you think I should go with a Proto 154 or 157?

I'm going to be in Snowmass in a couple weeks, so I'm hoping I might be able to find one to demo.
I depends if you are gonna keep the T-Rice?

If you are gonna keep it and use proto mainly for park then go shorter. If you want something to 'replace' the T-Rice then go longer so you can bomb bigger stuff as well as park on it
01-18-2012 02:30 PM
buddhafist24 Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all the feedback.

At 5'11", 195, size 10 boot, do you think I should go with a Proto 154 or 157?

I'm going to be in Snowmass in a couple weeks, so I'm hoping I might be able to find one to demo.
01-18-2012 01:19 PM
BigmountainVMD I have 2 boards... a NS Proto CTX and a Lib T. Rice HP... with your riding style, I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Proto. It is lighter, easier to spin and more comfortable on jibs (although I only know from riding boxes). It can't rip as fast as the T. RIce, which you can get up to Mach 7 on... but the Proto is still a really fast board, great for groomers, medium jumps and jibbing. I would definitely go Proto...

Note: I'm 6'3", 180, size 11 boot; and I ride the 158 wide Proto and the 161.5 T. Rice HP... maxed out stances on both

My only regret: getting the wide Proto... the wideness makes it harder to get edge to edge.... I wish I went with the regular
01-18-2012 01:09 PM
grafta
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Originally Posted by bseracka View Post
Isn't a 158 at 175lbs big to be a true jib board?
Probably, but whatever really... I don't hit rails or boxes, just jumps, side hits and natural jibs (at least i'm working my way up to 'successfully hitting natural jibs )

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Originally Posted by buddhafist24 View Post
My riding style is mostly groomers but I want to get more involved in butters, rails, and boxes. I've been reading a lot of posts on the NS Evo and Proto, and I'm really confused what board to go with.
Yeah the Evo isn't a noodle, and can be ridden anywhere... It butters super easy but I can't comment on rails and boxes, as I said I don't ride them.

To help out the OP, obviously the Evo leans more towards park, the proto more towards shredding the whole mountain including park... someone correct me if that's not totally accurate.

01-18-2012 01:00 PM
HoboMaster
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Originally Posted by grafta View Post
Just for the sake of argument, I ride my 09-10 Evo at Whistler/and in Powder. It fucken rocks

I'm 175lbs and it's a 158.

Depends on what you want out of a board though.

That said, two board quiver if you can afford it
Same , I just add a 3/4 inch setback and slay the powder. The funny part is that I have a 151 at 145lbs, and it still rips.

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Isn't a 158 at 175lbs big to be a true jib board?
The Evo isn't really a "true jib board". In my opinion a noodle board is not worth owning unless all you do all day is hit boxes and rails - which it doesn't sound like the OP is doing.
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