Originally Posted by Steve217
I'm in between buying a Evo or an SL.
I ride about 60% mountain/trees and 40% park.
For the Evo I was looking at the 150 or 152
For the SL I was looking at the 151 or 153
I’m 5’5”, right around 140lbs with a size 9 boot.
What board and size would be best?
The more opinions the better
I've owned all three boards (2004 Evo 153, 2008 SL 155, 2009 SL155, 2012 Proto 154) and have ridden the 2012 versions of all of them to try them out. I'm 5'9" 150 lbs with a size 8 boot and I ride in Lake Tahoe, California.
Personally, I would lean toward the SL 153 I just like the damper construction of SL on the slopes.
Unless you *favorite* thing to do in the park is butters/presses on boxes. If that's true I would go with either the Evo 152.
If you feel like you are in-between then Proto 152 - you like to jib, but it's not your *absolute* favorite thing. I prefer it to the Evo in general as it has better snap. I wouldn't be worried about the length. I ride the Proto 154cm and it is extremely easy to handle and light to swing around for me.