Originally Posted by Lysergic
Unfortunately as I'm only 6foot, I'm finding the 161 a bit boaty and am looking at getting a shorter board.
Weigh in round the 80kg mark, (176lb). Was looking at the 155, 157 length. Both these boards being hybrid camber will let me get away with a shorter setup.
At 80kg, you should be going for at the 157 for the Proto, if not longer. I'm 5'9" 150 lbs and I ride the 154 Proto (there is no 155) but I'm 3 inches and 25 lbs smaller than you.
Hybrid camber setups float in powder better than regular camber setups... but 80 kg is a lot of weight. If a board as soft as the Evo is giving you trouble at your size (maybe in Australia you are considered small, but not anywhere else in the world), you might be trying too hard to brute force the board with your back leg instead of using the edge and sidecut turn the board for you. How many days have you been riding?