Love the evo but I found with most of the riding I do something more all mountain would be better suited. I feel like slightly longer would be better. I'll be keeping the Evo though.
What I want is a board that will be mostly used on groomers. I like bombing, buttering and spinning off every side hit I see. Mostly 180s at the moment, I have almost no preference to riding regular or switch and carve happily in either direction. So switch is important to me but I'm not too worried about the board riding exactly the same hopefully I'll cope with any slight directional differences.
I also will be heading off piste whenever the conditions allow. So I need this board need to be versatile. While I know any board has to compromise between these, I've ridden thigh deep pow on a 154 proto (and nearly as deep on the evo) without issue. Although I'm sure other boards would be even better, I'm thinking i don't need to go too
much longer or stiffer.
my thoughts are:
yes greats 156 or 158 - like what I've seen of this board.
Have 2012 390 boss bindings and intend to keep these though I might be tempted with some cartels or the like down the road.
My default choice would be the SL but wonder if the cobra would be a better choice. Go with the pro to that I've already tried? Take a punt on the Yes? Choices!! I'm open to other brands but the NS seems like the least risk.
There are a couple of reasons that make it difficult to try before I buy and it works out way cheaper for me to buy ahead getting to a resort and take the risk.
Thanks for any insights you can give me. I'm starting to get excited about the start of the season, it's feeling close!