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Similar boat to the OP...nearly pulled the trigger on the Coda...but now Im tempted by the Evo....hrmmm...
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Similar boat to the OP...nearly pulled the trigger on the Coda...but now Im tempted by the Evo....hrmmm...
If it helps, I'll be mounting it up with my Union Forces within the next 2 hours. Going to do a carpet demo to test the flex. I'll post my thoughts if you want to hear them. Like I mentioned before, I've only had pure camber until now. So the flex difference with the R/C should be noticeable.

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Similar boat to the OP...nearly pulled the trigger on the Coda...but now Im tempted by the Evo....hrmmm...
Shouldn't be too hard. Do you want a park board or all mountain freestyle?

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Shouldn't be too hard. Do you want a park board or all mountain freestyle?
The direct answer to that question would be all mountain freestyle...however, at my weight i figure the evo is is playful enough to fool around when im board on east coast "mountains" but the dual rocker + vpg lets me carve groomers and steeps. I think I may still end up getting the coda as the evo is quite a bit more...but im just a bit worried around the continous rocker and carving...though griptech is suppose to offset that...ah i wish there were brands outside of burton at product demos near me :P
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I could bomb on a 150 Westmark on a -40* day with bulletproof groomers. I weigh 145. System with griptech works. Straight up.

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I could bomb on a 150 Westmark on a -40* day with bulletproof groomers. I weigh 145. System with griptech works. Straight up.
Do you work for arbor nivek? :P...haha...yea you are definitely swaying me in that direction

but how does it compare to an evo's VPG and RC? Im guessing totally different ride...
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I do not, though I wouldn't mind that at all. They make a solid board and I support companies that make a good product.

Vario grips between your feet, Griptech right underfoot. Neither is better, just different. I personally prefer underfoot.

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hands down Arbors grip tech system is the best edge tech Ive ridden on any alt camber board .. the draft is super flexy, light weight, and fun. The westmark is a tad stiffer... IMO if you are used to a stiff board you may want to go with the Westmark ( Im not saying the Westmark is stiff its just that the Draft may be way too soft for someone used to a stiff board) .. you wil find it plenty soft. If you normally ride softer boards go with the Draft


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I butter the shit out of my 161 coda (6'2" 190). The reverse camber makes it extremely easy. From what you are saying, I would have went with a westmark. Personally, I have a 56 revolver which I'll probably give up for a westmark at the end of the year.
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