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Weight- 165
Boot size- 10.5
Riding style- probably 35 park, 65 rest of hill
Age- 18

I have been riding for around 3 years and am looking for a new board and to get into park more. I have basically decided on the ns proto (am still up for suggestions if you think this board is totally wrong for me) but I dont know if I should go with the 154 or the 157. The board that I have right now is a Ride Agenda 155. Thanks for all the help!!!
 

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I've ridden the Proto 154 at your weight and it felt spot on.

Had no problems in knee deep pow so would be had pressed to want a 157 for anything, especially park. But try if you can, everyone has different taste.
 

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Don't discount the Evo either. Yeah, try before buy if you can. The Evo is a versatile, fun board, not a noodle but def press-able for days. Maybe not so much for shredding big mountain stuff, but if you're on a smaller hill it can bomb whatever you like, park, kickers, trees, pow. It's a super fun deck :thumbsup:

The main area I think it falls down is when it gets really badly chopped up, it's a bit soft to blast through the bigger bumps. Think places like Whistler, later in the day on a 20cm+ day... for that, yeah probably proto would be better
 

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I started a thread asking the exact same details with the same stats.. are you my twin?

Get the 154 was the general concensious, so I did.
 

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Yea I looked at the Evo but I didn't think it would fit me because I still like to go all around the mountain when i go to colorado and didn't know how it would hold up on those bigger mountain trails.
 

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I have the same specs you do. 165lbs, 10.5 shoe. I have the 155 Evo. Like Grafta said, don't throw that option out altogether, but for what you're going to be riding the most, I think you'd probably want the proto (like you said). How tall are you? Height should be considered, because if you are 5'6 and still 165, you'd probably want to go with the '54. If you're more towards 6', you may want to go with the '57, especially if you are more trail, pow oriented. But, then again, if you're going to be swinging that thing in the park, the '54 would be nice. Maybe you should just get both boards...
 

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Yea I looked at the Evo but I didn't think it would fit me because I still like to go all around the mountain when i go to colorado and didn't know how it would hold up on those bigger mountain trails.
Cool! Yeah, bingo on that one. Proto may just be the ticket.

I ride my smaller local hill Seymour in Vancouver but like to head to some of the bigger mountains too. The Evo suffices, but I get the feeling I'm gonna want something to handle the chop soonish...
 

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I have the same specs you do. 165lbs, 10.5 shoe. I have the 155 Evo. Like Grafta said, don't throw that option out altogether, but for what you're going to be riding the most, I think you'd probably want the proto (like you said). How tall are you? Height should be considered, because if you are 5'6 and still 165, you'd probably want to go with the '54. If you're more towards 6', you may want to go with the '57, especially if you are more trail, pow oriented. But, then again, if you're going to be swinging that thing in the park, the '54 would be nice. Maybe you should just get both boards...
Haha yeah I'm 5'9 so I'm right in the middle of that too. Does anybody know how much of a difference it is going to be between the 154 and the 157? Like how noticeable it will be to me?
 

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Mate this is the advice I got on the exact same situation.

You are making far too much out of such a small difference. The 157 will probably preform marginally better in powder.. you might notice the difference. But after all its 3cm difference on the exact same board so in the majority of situations theres no way you'll be able to spot a difference.

You like the park, opt for the 154... you'll be able to press it a bit more without losing out on anything outside the park.
 

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If you're worried about the Evo coping whole mountain - I rode it in the Alps and it handled everything just fine, steep blacks, charging, off-piste, sheet ice, moguls etc. The only thing that really gave it trouble was frozen rutted off piste conditions (like a frozen ploughed field) but I don't really blame the board there (at my level anyway) it was unridable.

However charging in slushy conditions particularly did push the board around a fair bit and I had to put in a lot of work and pick lines around things rather than through it.

When I tried the Proto, I immediately appreciated the extra stiffness in the board over anything lumpy though. It was still ok to butter and press.

Getting back on the Evo afterwards was super fun though - it is a playful board :)


The Proto 154 sounds like a good match for you. Either will do the riding you want just, with the sweetspot being a little nearer to each end of the scale.

Anyway FWIW I'm on an SL 155 for this season as I really only dabble in the park.
 

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Okay, like Richie67 said, you really won't notice much of a difference. And, because you aren't past 6', I think you'll certainly be fine with the 154--that's what I would go with. ^^
 

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Okay, like Richie67 said, you really won't notice much of a difference. And, because you aren't past 6', I think you'll certainly be fine with the 154--that's what I would go with. ^^
What about me? I'm a size 9.5 boot, 172lbs and 5'7". I've heard the since the flex is rather soft on the Proto CT or new HD would that affect my board size? 154 or 157?
 
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