I've heard great things about the Salomon and it was in top consideration for my choice along with the Signal Park Zero and Forum Destroyer DoubleDog. I think the Equalizer sidecut looks similar in theory to the Grip-Tech. I do know that Grip-Tech is flawlessly executed and just feels right and I cannot comment on Equalizer never having the chance to ride it.
Unfortunately, I do not live near Summit County, I was just visiting and the board was my own. I bought it on confidence of both BA's and Nivek's recommendation and was not disappointed. Honestly, I think the Drift Rocker is probably a solid choice but I wish I had the chance to demo it to say for sure. If I break this board or the glass presses out, I'll replace it with another one. It had that tiny missing element that the Evo didn't capture.