Evo or SL?
I'm looking into getting a new stick this year and I'm having trouble deciding what would be better for me. I've been riding a 151 '07 Evo and think it's about time I upgraded. My home hill is Mount Washington on the west coast and I always take advantage of backcountry booters on powder days, which we get alot of seeing as we had the deepest snowbase in North America last year. On regular days though, i spend a majority of the time in the park hitting the jumps (rails aren't a stong point for me). I'm 5'11, 175 pounds now, where as before I normally weighed about 155 - 160. I found that even my 151 evo was fairly stiff and was not very butter friendly. On jumps it was great but in powder it was a bitch and that was obviously due to it being so short.
I'm a huge fan of Never Summer, but I was looking into a GNU park pickle after seeing it received a good wood award and all the hype surrounding it, but then I found out NS boards weren't even tested and am starting to think good wood is more or less a marketing scheme run by transworld. Reguardless, I dont think the pickle would be very powder friendly. So my question is: Which board would be better suited to handle backcountry booters AS WELL as exccel on park kickers? Evo or SL?