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|10-08-2012 12:05 PM|
Originally Posted by marcdeo View Post
sweeet. Good to know for myself too.
|10-08-2012 11:41 AM|
THE REPLY: and may I say WOW, how quick they were to respond. VERY IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!
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Hello! I have a few questions that I was unable to locate answers for online.
The Proto: Is it a TRUE TWIN? It states it is on the website but some of the reviews I read state that it is Directional twin with regards to flex pattern.
The SL - (a) Are the shape and sidecut twin? (b) what about flex pattern? I have read that if you shift the bindings forward the SL is essentially true twin, however if the sidecut is NOT true twin, it would not become a true twin if I slid the binding forward to a cantered stance.
Im getting one or the other for sure - cant make up my mind :-)
The Proto CT is a true twin in every way, sidecuts, flex patterns, and binding stance. The SL is a directional twin, so it has symmetrical sidecuts and flex patterns with the binding stance slightly set back. If you move the bindings forward, you will get a ride like that of a true twin. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the support of NS!
....AND NOW my decision is that much harder, LOL!
|10-08-2012 10:49 AM|
|sabatoa||Cool. It'd be nice to know officially once and for all.|
|10-08-2012 10:40 AM|
Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
|10-07-2012 10:55 PM|
Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
Then again, it's a 1/2" setback. Who's going to really notice that.
SL describes it as a twin shape. that would mean the sidecut as well. It's best to contact NS, but again, who would notice a 1/2" setback. If you are good enough to notice it, you're good enough to ride it too IMO.
|10-07-2012 08:52 PM|
|mjd||Niche Aether 156= fun.|
|10-07-2012 06:40 PM|
|Kurver||From researching the Proto myself I remember it being a true twin (no setback, twin flex). I do remember reading something about directional flex, but I think it was in regard to how the longitudinal flex is stiffer than the torsional flex, not that the tail is any stiffer than the nose or vice versa.|
|10-07-2012 06:38 PM|
Originally Posted by Leo View Post
|10-07-2012 06:34 PM|
I only mentioned my weight as a joke with regards to the "girth" comment. I didn't mean to imply that weight isn't weight, or I'm somehow special because I'm not a fatty. (Nor am I Hercules)
I too was wondering about the side cut on the SL, since it relates to binding placement which would be off if I shifted the bindings forward on the SL
ALSO..... Here is a review in which the reviewer states the proto has DIRECTIONAL flex. The NS website does not really specifically mention flex pattern in the proto specs but they do call it a true twin... So I'm still unsure. (Not that i dont trust you guys - you guys are insanely knowledgeable and ive learned SO MUCH here) looks like I will be be firing of an email to NS..
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|10-07-2012 10:56 AM|
If you like the coda then why not get the Westmark? Thats what I have done for this year. A true twin and a little more playful
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