I'm getting an Evo. But I am also going to get another. You can't stop me! I am trying to decide between the Proto and and something stiffer (Heritage, F1, Raptor) (don't worry BA - my brother is taking the 154 off me so I can go longer).
I sort of need to figure out whether I would like the Heritage or the other stiffer boards. I am an all mountain freestyler I guess - don't get all my fun from bombing every run or anything - but am also a POW slag (obviously) and do like to feel a bit more stable when carving (coming from a Skate Banana). I have ridden the Proto (and Evo) and love it - no question, and do feel that it is far enough from the Evo to be able to justify getting both - I just can't figure out whether I would get more from a Heritage and Evo combination say!?!
I rode a Custom X. It was a good stiff board and buttered great and bored the shit out of me overall. Didn't really enjoy riding it. That's my only comparison for stiffer riding.
Do you think that a Snowboarder's heart will only truly lie with either stiffer or flexier boards rather than loving both? I can't work it out.
BA tested the raptor last year and it didnt review well. I have a titan which is the old cambered raptor and I loved it until I had the evo. I ride the evo everywhere and it does the job very very well. Spend the money on a days heli boarding!
I would say try the SL or Heritage I love my SL for trees and all mtn riding, I also have a park star I use for limited park and more for all mtn freestyle. I could not be happier with my two boards, until I try my friends westmark this winter I am sure.