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07-25-2012 09:56 PM
dreampow I am not an expert on bindings since I haven't ridden many different types.

I like my cartels, but both options you are looking at are reputed to be great bindings.

I'm sure they will all be fine.
07-25-2012 09:08 PM
Fruman My friends and I don't take any run slowly, and we ride the steep runs. I also plan on going to Jackson Hole, WY, which is known for its steepness.

I can only afford one board right now, so I'll stick with my gut and get the Proto instead of getting convinced to buy the Evo. Once I can afford more boards, I'll get an Evo or find another board that's more jib friendly. Especially since I haven't spent a lot of time in the park lately since I haven't had many days to go the past three years.

By the way, should I go with the Flux TT30 or the Rome 390 Boss bindings?
07-25-2012 07:49 PM
dreampow I ride some pretty hard steep trees and steep terrain in general.

No way I am doing that on something softer than the proto (like the evo).

Whoever said the evo is better in trees was probably not doing steep tree runs. The evo is softer therefore easier to twist and control tight turns in between trees. On a mellow tree run I can see that logic.

However on a steep tree run you need some stiffness or the board just can't cope IMO.

I like the stiffness of the proto because it allows you to play a little and get pretty serious. Its middle ground.

IMO if you go with the evo you will gain in playfulness and loose some of the ability to charge more serious terrain.

As with any board its a trade off.

Even with the proto I have a more serious stick for free ride and deeper powder. If I had the evo I would definitely need another board. Thats my riding style though. You may be fine with just 1.
07-25-2012 07:18 PM
jdang307 Never rode Proto, but you will feel the evo when you start bombing

The Evo does well for how soft it is, but it's not bullet proof. How important are those occasional bombs is your answer/
07-25-2012 05:56 PM
Fruman Well I do bomb down the hill here and there, but that's usually when the snow isn't great, and I attempt to avoid those days.
07-25-2012 03:26 AM
snowklinger Well bombing steeps and sending 60 footers are about the only place where the Proto is going to significantly shine over the Evo.
07-25-2012 02:56 AM
Fruman Ever since you mentioned the Evo I've been looking into it and I'm actually thinking about getting that over the Proto CT. I've been reading that the Evo is much better in the tight trees than the Proto, and I spend a considerable amount of time in the trees. And I'm getting more into park hitting the rails and boxes, which the Evo is also better for. How is it when bombing down a hill though?
07-20-2012 09:20 PM
snowklinger
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Thanks for your input Snowolf, I was hoping you'd get in on the advice.

I really want to try a NS board, being from Colorado and hearing how awesome they are. I'm still learning towards the Proto CT, mostly because it has the most pop out of all the other boards, more jib friendly, and I want a smaller board. If I buy a 2013 I might as well go with the Proto over the SL. I'll be spending more and more time at the park to more I go this year. I used to skateboard so I've always enjoyed rails and boxes. I do like the sound of the Heritage as well, I'd definitely go with the 155 if I get it. I certainly enjoying bombing down the hill and hitting pow on the runs and trees with my buddies.

EDIT: What's the pop like on the Heritage?
Maybe you should consider the EVO. Dont remember your stats, but for a park board its no noodle. Unless you are sending 60 footers, plus the Evo is more jib friendly than the proto, has plenty of pop, is cheaper, and much easier to find. Though I love my proto its more board then I need except when I go jump off cliffs and shit. Strongly considering picking one up myself for this year, Ill save the proto for big mountain lol.
07-20-2012 06:42 PM
Fruman Thanks for your input Snowolf, I was hoping you'd get in on the advice.

I really want to try a NS board, being from Colorado and hearing how awesome they are. I'm still learning towards the Proto CT, mostly because it has the most pop out of all the other boards, more jib friendly, and I want a smaller board. If I buy a 2013 I might as well go with the Proto over the SL. I'll be spending more and more time at the park to more I go this year. I used to skateboard so I've always enjoyed rails and boxes. I do like the sound of the Heritage as well, I'd definitely go with the 155 if I get it. I certainly enjoying bombing down the hill and hitting pow on the runs and trees with my buddies.

EDIT: What's the pop like on the Heritage?
07-20-2012 06:31 AM
hktrdr
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Might as well try when I go there.

Would a CTX be too wide for my size 8.5 boot? It's only 1.4cm wider than the CT.
1.4cm is quite a considerable difference at that length and the Proto is almost a mid-wide already anyway. Certainly would not suggest going with a 25.8cm WW (152 Proto CTX) and size 8.5 boots.
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