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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2011, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Sizing down for park! Question

Hey guys, rode my buddy's 152 evo and loved the feel for park! I'm 6'0 165 lbs and I noticed the difference is small between the 2012 evo and revolvers dimensions in 152. Can anyone shed some light on this? I converted my friend from burton to NS when he rode my 2011 155 evo and now he has converte me into riding smaller!

So am I sacrificing anything by choosing the recover over the evo?
I wear 10.5 boots btw
This boar will be for purely park days at bear and mammoth California.
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Id stick with the evo.

I have two friends I ride with LOVE the their evos.
they ride park, but when we do stray from the park, they take their evos with them
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The Revolver is just the wide version of the Evo.

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The Revolver is just the wide version of the Evo.
This is true
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I know they're the same board bro, I just asked about sizing between the 2 boards because im hesitant on riding a wide board because at my height and weight 6'0 and 170 respectively, I know a regular version 155 evo is fine. I just want to size down to a 152 an am considering the revolver as well as the evo. Just want pros and cons for going either way!
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pros: get the evo

cons: dont get the revo

u dont wear an 11 or stand less than 15deg +/-?

wide boards are always advised to avoid unless toe/heel drag is unavoidable. its not like you will be laying down trenches in your shortened park board either...

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15 front, -12 in the back. Why are wide boards so advised against? It's just gonna be for park!
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Normal width men's snowboards are designed for men with "normal" size feet/boots--meaning about size 10.5 and smaller and sometimes about size 11--depending also on stance width, binding angle, and boot model.

Wide boards are for guys with bigger (than "normal") feet/boots.

The general belief is that you shouldn't use any wider a board than is necessary because an overly-wide board will be/feel slower when transitioning from one edge to the other (from edge-to-edge)--it'll feel sluggish compared to a narrower board.

However, I believe that some companies and people like a slightly wider than necessary board for freestyle(/"park")-focused riding because they think/believe/feel that a slightly wider board is slightly more stable than a slightly narrower board and I believe that this is why some freestyle(/"park")-focused boards are mid-wides.

Furthermore, when compared to all-mountain/freeride-y-type riding where you're frequently/constantly/continuously lifting your edges fairly high up off of the snow a-lot and rapidly transitioning back and forth from edge to edge a-lot--you want quick and efficient edging, but for freestyle(/"park")-focused-type riding where, most of the time, you're not really lifting your edges up as high up off of the snow and/or rapidly/frequently/constantly transitioning from edge-to-edge as often--this isn't as important.

I believe that:

normal width boards are ~254 mm and narrower,

mid-wides are ~255/256 mm to ~260-ish mm,

and wides are ~260-ish mm and wider.

ALSO, generally speaking, I think that it's safe to say that it's much better to use a slightly wider than necessary board versus to a slightly narrower than necessary board because it's much better to a have a slightly slower edge-to-edge transition than it is to have any heel and/or toe drag.

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You're on the borderline... get the revolver.

You're only losing edge to edge responsiveness, which can be increased by adjusting your bindings, but it'll float better in pow and stomping landings and tricks will be easier.
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Evo unless you want more girth under foot.


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