I'm wondering if I was under the wrong assumption that the Evo was a soft, buttery, playful board. I feel like I took a big step forward going from the Custom X to the Postermania but a small step back with the Evo. This is just a first impression with the board. On paper, it looks like a good fit for me. Narrow waist, blunted tips, touted as soft, playful and lively.
It's still early season and the forecast is marginal for snow right now. Hopefully I'll be able to ride it again soon. If I don't start to love it I think I'll keep an eye out for Artifact Rocker 150 on the cheap.
Sounds like a good plan.