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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Evo-R or SL-R for us Midwesterners??

Ok. Don't kill me if this question has been asked, but I am really trying to decide between the Evo-R and SL-R. I pretty much ride midwest groomers (short groomed runs), hit Lutsen once a year. I don't play in the park, but I enjoy hitting small to medium kickers, buttering, switch riding, and goofing off on the hill etc. I have been riding a 162cm 07 Burton Royale for 3 season (6' 195lbs, size 10 boot). I am looking for something playful, a little shorter than my Royale, but still has the ability to hold an edge on a "MidWest" black diamond. I am not set on NS, but I an intrigued about these two boards. Any information is appreciated. Sorry for a beat to death topic.

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there is alot of reviews of these boards in the forum...but if you want my opinion i tok my evo-r out for the first time on sunday....i could have asked for more. I always boarding in the midwest and i seem like i will have a blast this season with it. its a perfect flex with alot of pop. as for top speeds i only hit 2 big runs but i was cruising the whole time and the edge held great. overall i loved it. i totally recommend it for for the typical park rat that likes to shred the pow at times.
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i tok my evo-r out for the first time on sunday....i could have asked for more.
When you mean that "I could have asked for more..." are you saying the board is definitely a park board and not geared for bombing down hills? I appreciate the response, but I am not sure what you meant here.
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I think he meant he "couldn't" have asked for more. The Evo-R is more playful then the SL-R so it just depends on what you want. Evo is a centered stance true twin and the SL is offset.

I think you need an Evo-R in a 158!!! \/


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I used my EVO-R for the third time yesterday and i'm real happy with it.

I wonted a soft all mt board for just messing around and I was afraid the SL-R was going to be to stiff.

The first day I was riding on groomed, packed ice. I was so impressed with the way it held a edge on the ice and how easy it was to turn.

I'm 200 5'10'' and I ride a 158
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I used my EVO-R for the third time yesterday and i'm real happy with it.

I wonted a soft all mt board for just messing around and I was afraid the SL-R was going to be to stiff.

The first day I was riding on groomed, packed ice. I was so impressed with the way it held a edge on the ice and how easy it was to turn.

I'm 200 5'10'' and I ride a 158
Thanks for the info. I hunted through some of the past threads on this topic too. Like everyone else, my situation is a bit different than what I found in past posts. I am pretty much in the same boat as you as far as size and weight. I also don't want too stiff of a board. Looks like the Evo-R is probably my choice.
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If a good plow day is 2-4'' of fresh powder your in the same boat.

To sum it up. The EVO-R is just a really fun toy under your feet. I hope this helps.
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I rode my Evo-R ALL last year as my POW board and it rocked! Knee deep, waist deep etc I was super impressed how it kept the nose up!


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If a good plow day is 2-4'' of fresh powder your in the same boat.

To sum it up. The EVO-R is just a really fun toy under your feet. I hope this helps.
Isn't that the truth. Out here in the midwest a "good" pow day is 2-4". It is what it is right? I am currently riding an 07' Royale 162cm. I'd like to keep that playful feel, but with a tad shorter board. So an Evo-R in a 158 will prob fit the bill.
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Definitely the Evo-R for this guy.

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