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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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I vote for the evo (hell that's what I did).

I had an SL, but found it too stiff for my skill level. See, I suck. At pressing and stuff like that. So I sold it, and now have an evo. Once I get better, then I'll be able to press other boards. Fact is, I don't get a lot of time on the mountain so I need to maximize it, that means a softer board.

The SL and Proto have similar flex. You don't have to be in the park to enjoy the Evo. Sometimes you can treat the whole run like a playground, which is what I want to do, since I want to stay out of the park for now while learning to goof off.

The Evo hype got me I bought a westmark and sold it before even riding it. Broke even though. I'm sticking with the evo at first learning to press and get my balance right, then I'm jumping to arbor just to test the waters. If I were you, my quiver of two would be evo then something more powder/freeride oriented. The Proto and Evo are quite similar at the end of the day. The only thing separating them is flex.
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Ok, so here's a specific question...

Which would you prefer to learn to carve with?
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I too will be getting an Evo - but NOT for carving. Proto for carving out of the two. But I bet the Heritage is a carving king!

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Yeah I know that the Proto will ultimately be better. But will the Evo hinder learning in the first place?
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Thanks, that's helpful. But at the same time not at all

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Ok, so here's a specific question...

Which would you prefer to learn to carve with?
Neither really. I'd move up the flex scale. Probably a powder/free-ride board specifically if it were me (thinking something cheap to mess around with, Flow Infinite Irock is what I've seen)
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Thing is, there is no board that is as soft as an Evo that will be a good carver. It's easiest to learn carving on a stiff directional charger, jibs on a noodle, jumps on a mid flex, bigger jumps on a stiffer flex etc etc. There is no one board to go straight from presses and butters to long wide carves. You can either buy a "quiver killer" which should be capable of doing everything but not evreything to a fantastic standard or a board for each of the things you want to learn.

There's no right answer here I'm afraid! Like me you want to learn everything, but you sort of just have to choose what you want to learn this season then get the board best suited to that/those skills.

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Yeah, guess you can't have it all. I reckon I'm going to stick with the Evo and add a stiffer board when the time is right. As long as it doesn't limit me too much that should be fine. Hell, I can always take a stiffer test board out for a day when the time comes.

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See if there is anything in these two videos that match what you plan on doing with the Evo. These guys are mostly using Evos (well it is a NS page)




And if this guy can rip on an Evo, you can too
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