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Old 10-23-2009, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am weighing my options on what kind of board to get. I know the EVO is more park oriented than the SL, I guess my question is which board is more overlapping of the two ridding types. I know the EVO is park heavy but how does it do in POW and fast grooms? And visa versa, SLR is a better All mountain, but how does it do in the park and with butters. I have been more of a All Mountain rider but last year I started more in the park and I can see myself getting more into it and I am wanting to start messing around with butters. Which board overlaps more into the others category?
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Based on reviews on this forum, both the Evo and SL are very very similar, and can easily be used interchangingly for the two riding styles. Last years Evo is stiff enough to be used as all mountain. The SL is more stiff and has a bit more dampening, slightly better suited for free-ride, but it can do the same things as the Evo in the park. Here's a link to some well written reviews.
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...html#post59866

Snowboard Review: 08-09 Never Summer SL R – Shayboarder.com
Snowboard Review: 09-10 Never Summer Evo-R – Shayboarder.com

Shay comments that the Evo got a bit soften this year. Angry Snowboarder said the SL and Evo are the same this year with just graphic changes (don't quote me on this, i think i remember seeing it somewhere).

So your choice, buy whichever is slightly more suited for your type riding. Can't go wrong with either, the Evo should fair well on the mountains, and the SL in the park.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Shay comments that the Evo got a bit soften this year. Angry Snowboarder said the SL and Evo are the same this year with just graphic changes (don't quote me on this, i think i remember seeing it somewhere).
Apparently the flex discrepancy between last year's Evo and this year's Evo-R was due to a typo in the NS catalog, both boards do in fact have the same flex level.
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They're so close to being the same board this is the difference. SL is a directional twin, Evo is a true twin. I've owned both and ridden them all over and either or would suit what you're describing.
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Thanks for the replies guys, appreciated. Now I have no clue what to get.
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Evo will kill park and do good job in allmountain , SL will kill allmountain and do good job in park ...so now decide where u spent most time.
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Shay comments that the Evo got a bit soften this year. Angry Snowboarder said the SL and Evo are the same this year with just graphic changes (don't quote me on this, i think i remember seeing it somewhere).
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Apparently the flex discrepancy between last year's Evo and this year's Evo-R was due to a typo in the NS catalog, both boards do in fact have the same flex level.
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They're so close to being the same board this is the difference. SL is a directional twin, Evo is a true twin. I've owned both and ridden them all over and either or would suit what you're describing.
So I got curious and emailed NS. Here's what Vince from NS said:

Thanks for contacting us and your interest in our Evo. The confusion on
last years Evo is our fault. There was a misprint in last years catalog
showing the flex of the Evo as being stiffer than it actually was. The
board is comparable to last years boards in regard to flex. This year we
have our pressflex core. We profile the core so that there are 2 softer
flex points between the bindings. Allowing the rider to manipulate the
board for more torisional control. For foot steering, pressing, buttering
and overall freestyle control.

Does this mean the board is the same as last years, or softer?
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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It says right in hsi reply "This board is comparable to last years board"..its the same..people thought it got softer because they were looking at last years WRONG Flex numbers and comparing them to this years CORRECT numbers.
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So I got curious and emailed NS. Here's what Vince from NS said:

Thanks for contacting us and your interest in our Evo. The confusion on
last years Evo is our fault. There was a misprint in last years catalog
showing the flex of the Evo as being stiffer than it actually was. The
board is comparable to last years boards in regard to flex. This year we
have our pressflex core. We profile the core so that there are 2 softer
flex points between the bindings. Allowing the rider to manipulate the
board for more torisional control. For foot steering, pressing, buttering
and overall freestyle control.

Does this mean the board is the same as last years, or softer?
you forgot the quote where avran said that the sl is softer than the evo

apparently nobody can make up their minds
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell how much stiffer the SL-R is compared to the EVO-R. I was able to check out a demo EVO-R today and it was really soft to me, like skate banana, indoor survival FK soft (it was bit stiffer than bataleon airobic). So how similar is the flex on the SL-R?
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