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Sims Protocol 06 Sharp And Slick

Reviewing: Sims Protocol (156cm)  |  Rating:
By miko on
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The Sims Protocol is a board that's designed for the freerider in you. I don't usually huck 20ft jumps in the backcountry and most of my riding is around Blue Mountain or near the GTA area, but I wanted a board that could keep up with me. I enjoy speeding down the mountain with the odd jumps here and there, and the Protocol was right under my feet smiling back at me most of the time.

The Protocol is the high end freeride offering from Sims, and it has a relatively stiff makeup. It's got great edge hold at high speeds and the stiffness makes sure you don't wash out when you're carving hard. The Nano die-cut sintered base (again, I'm not usually a big fan of 'tech-sounding' tech) holds wax well and is great for maintaining and getting speed down the hill. One notable thing about the board is that its pretty heavy for its size, and may not be the best for spins and getting extreme air if that's your cup of tea (or Red Bull).

Although a board that should be avoided by park rats, the Sims Protocol is a freeriding machine and has its place on the mountain. It has traditional screw holes for bindings, so most types would fit. You push it, it'll push you back, and with its crazy circuit design, it might as well be a computer calculating your every move.