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Hi all! New to the site here and have been enjoying all the posts about the upcoming season!! Found a post on here addressing almost exactly what I was looking for (which size in the Proto HD) and thanks SAVETHISNOOB for asking your question as I am almost in the same predicament you were in. (one click away from ordering the Proto HD in a 154/157) I just cant get over this one little word….NUG! I’m 5’9 165 and having a hard time pulling the trigger on a Proto HD($550) or trying my hand at the new burton nug flying-V($350). I consider myself an intermediate rider that likes to do pretty much everything on the mtn. Although not at all good in the park, looking to really progress this season and ready to invest in a new board! Please, have any of you rode/had experience with any of the burton nug boards? Had ACL surgery in May and thought that a small board like a nug would be easier progress in the park and easier on my knee. Or on the other hand, will a longer board like the proto 157 be better because of the dampening and from what others say “cadillac” ride! Any input would be much appreciated, thanks!
 

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My wife rides a 142 Nug and says it is the best board she has ever ridden...I have never tried it they are all too small for me. I rode the proto CTX part of last year and was underwhelmed by it.
 

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Too small for you? How big are you?
Size 13 boot I wind up with too much toe drag. Also my wives is a 142 so that defiantely wont work :p This years 154 nug i could potentially ride but not really worth it when my quiver is full at the moment.
 

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Size 13 boot I wind up with too much toe drag. Also my wives is a 142 so that defiantely wont work :p This years 154 nug i could potentially ride but not really worth it when my quiver is full at the moment.
Width at reference of a 46 Nug is the same as a 159W Berzerker. You would easily fit on the 50.


I'd rather ride a Nug FV than a Proto.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys…supra hows the nug at speed? I currently ride a Burton twin 154 with traditional camber. Would either one of these boards(nug or proto) be as or more stable than a board with traditional camber as I feel that sometimes high speed on my board gets a bit sketchy. Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys…supra hows the nug at speed? I currently ride a Burton twin 154 with traditional camber. Would either one of these boards(nug or proto) be as or more stable than a board with traditional camber as I feel that sometimes high speed on my board gets a bit sketchy. Thanks.
Traditional camber will be more stable at speeds than either. The Nug is a lot of fun and suprisingly versatile, but stability at high speeds is not a hallmark. Haven't ridden a Proto but I have busted my ass on my Nug trying to mach over bumps that are no sweat on my Gnu Riders Choice (same basic profile as the proto).
 

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Traditional camber will be more stable at speeds than either. The Nug is a lot of fun and suprisingly versatile, but stability at high speeds is not a hallmark. Haven't ridden a Proto but I have busted my ass on my Nug trying to mach over bumps that are no sweat on my Gnu Riders Choice (same basic profile as the proto).
Thanks for your input Fergatron! I'm really leaning towards the proto because of this reason..might be closer to what I'm used to. With my stats would you recommend the 157 or 154? I like to play in the trees as well, how's the nuggy in the trees and powder?
 

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Thanks for your input Fergatron! I'm really leaning towards the proto because of this reason..might be closer to what I'm used to. With my stats would you recommend the 157 or 154? I like to play in the trees as well, how's the nuggy in the trees and powder?


Nug is amazing in trees and pow.
Look at the root for better carving ability. However, it's not like the nug is impossible to handle
 

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Thanks for your input Fergatron! I'm really leaning towards the proto because of this reason..might be closer to what I'm used to. With my stats would you recommend the 157 or 154? I like to play in the trees as well, how's the nuggy in the trees and powder?
The nug is rad in powder, but has a limit when it gets real deep and heavy like here in the PNW and pretty good in trees. Probably depends on your boot size as its a bit wider for its length.

If I were you I'd go 157 on something like the Proto. Esp If you're more into all mountain and hgh speeds than park. Either size will be good for your stats, just depends on how you ride. Think about how your current 154 feels and maybe demo/try your friends board that is longer.

Tons of other options than dropping all that $on the Proto. You could buy at least two new comparable boards from last season for the price of one Proto. I'm sure it would be a fun ride though.
 

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The nug is rad in powder, but has a limit when it gets real deep and heavy like here in the PNW and pretty good in trees. Probably depends on your boot size as its a bit wider for its length.

If I were you I'd go 157 on something like the Proto. Esp If you're more into all mountain and hgh speeds than park. Either size will be good for your stats, just depends on how you ride. Think about how your current 154 feels and maybe demo/try your friends board that is longer.

Tons of other options than dropping all that $on the Proto. You could buy at least two new comparable boards from last season for the price of one Proto. I'm sure it would be a fun ride though.
Thanks for your input! Maybe I'll just go with the nug this season and hey if I don't like it ill keep my options open for next season! Its all good either way…just glad to be able to ride again after my surgery. All be safe and enjoy the upcoming season! :yahoo:
 

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Sure! What you got Nivek?
Flow Era or Blackout, Salomon Time Machine, K2 Happy Hour, Burton Process Camber or Sherlock, Nitro Rook, Bataleon Goliath, Yes Greats. I'd ride all those before a Nug or Proto.
 

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I have a nug, and have put some time on a proto.

My main board for 1' or less days is directional nug. The board is so much fun, It isn't necessarily as stable as a longer board when it gets bumpy, but I've never really had any problems. For how much fun it is, I still choose it over almost everything else.

I ride the nug probably 75% of my days. It is so much fun.
 
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