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Upgrade from 2010 Evo to Evo 4.0 or something else?

Hi there,

I am currently riding a NS Evo-R 2010 158 paired with some 2009 Rome 390's.
I really like the board, but I just got a good deal on some 2014 390's, so I'm also looking for a new board for them (and new boots).

As I said, liked the 2010 Evo, been using it all over the mountain, but not so much in the park, maybe 10%. I'd like to do more park stuff now, and maybe the new Evo will fit the bill? I like some of the changes they've made, it lighter now, and also with blunted tips.

So, according to the NS-site the side-cut is 122cm, and my old one is 123cm in 158, meaning they should run pretty close, should I go for the 154? The 157 is 125cm in side-cut, and would run longer. (Right?)

Should I upgrade to the 2015 Evo, or just stick with the 2010? It's still in good condition, I just like to buy new stuff for no reason

Or something else maybe? Similar flex and quality? Or maybe just stick with the one I have?

I'm 86kg and 180cm size 9.5 boots. (190lbs and 5'9")

Thanks for the help guys!
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Hi there,

I am currently riding a NS Evo-R 2010 158 paired with some 2009 Rome 390's.
I really like the board, but I just got a good deal on some 2014 390's, so I'm also looking for a new board for them (and new boots).

As I said, liked the 2010 Evo, been using it all over the mountain, but not so much in the park, maybe 10%. I'd like to do more park stuff now, and maybe the new Evo will fit the bill? I like some of the changes they've made, it lighter now, and also with blunted tips.

So, according to the NS-site the side-cut is 122cm, and my old one is 123cm in 158, meaning they should run pretty close, should I go for the 154? The 157 is 125cm in side-cut, and would run longer. (Right?)

Should I upgrade to the 2015 Evo, or just stick with the 2010? It's still in good condition, I just like to buy new stuff for no reason

Or something else maybe? Similar flex and quality? Or maybe just stick with the one I have?

I'm 86kg and 180cm size 9.5 boots. (190lbs and 5'9")

Thanks for the help guys!
Get the 2014 Evo 4.0, its the literally the same board as 2015, with a different graphics. And a lot cheaper
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if ur 2010 is still in good condition why not just use that and get a different type of board to compliment the quiver?
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another option is the proto, seems they leaned it more towards freestyle/am this year. will stay afloat in pow way nicer then the evo too
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The resorts I'm at offers groomers only (usually), with some forest runs here and there, so I don't have the need for a Pow-board or something super stiff. And the Evo I have has been very good for everything I've used and needed it for, it's plenty fast, it's stable enough for me and the flex is nice. It is on the heavy side though, and that would probably be the main reason for the upgrade I guess. Maybe the Proto would be nice, it's a tad stiffer though.

But basically, the Evo I have is close to the current one? They claim it's lighter, is the difference big? If not, I won't upgrade to another Evo, I'll go Proto (154?) maybe. Also, any other boards I might wanna look at? It doesn't have to be NS, although I like their stuff
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Where are you riding at? this will give an idea of what to get from people who live or have ridden there.
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Your 2010 evo is on the heavy side? My first board was a mid 90's Burton Air 6.3(163cm?), now that was on the heavy side. I bet it weighs 3 time what your evo does. I can't imagine that the new evo is significantly lighter than yours. It has always been a light, soft, park oriented board right?

If your riding style is more all mountain/all mountain freestyle why not get a board designed for that instead if another evo?

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actually the evo doesnt have the oomf to do pow, its softness will give instead of press the snow, the proto works though.

you could do it if u were way undersized.

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Not really, the difference is pretty minimal. Maybe if you are really sizing down (I think I saw that you ride a pretty short Proto for your weight)...
What size/weight you talking? I'm curious

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Personally, I don't like last years proto as much as the original. It isn't a terrible board or anything. Just feels less playful. My proto has been demoted to rock board.

I upgraded my 2012 Evo for the last years model and really like it. It felt like a very natural change. It feels a bit stiffer and has more pop (probably because it doesn't have 100+ days on it) but just as playful.

The only issue I have ever had with a short board like my 152 Evo in pow is the landing, float has never been an issue. But landing off a natural feature, you have to work very hard not to drop the nose.

For me the real weakness with a park board for resort riding is in choppy conditions. You have to be more aggressive and it can tire you out more by the end of the day.
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