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post #291 of 296 (permalink) Old 04-24-2012, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet! thanks for your input. I've been flexing it every now and then by hand, and it does seem to be softening up. Hope it doesnt get too noodley if i do it too much.
Nah, unless you are doing some serious flexing involving some AngrySnowboard style foot action, you're not going to break it in completely.


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Thanks to Leo for the review

I'm looking to ride alot of indoor, begin (and hopefully keep on) freestyling and do some mountain once or twice year when I travel. And I was considering the K2 WWW, park pickle and NS Evo - to which this review sold me on the Evo

With regards to size, I'm 6 ft tall, around 78 kgs of weight (usually between 78 and 81 kgs), and I'm really struggling on which board to get - NS Evo 154 or 157, bearing in mind this will be my only board. What do you guys think?

As for the bindings, I saw a recommendation on the Rome 390 - (I was hesitant between the Burton Mission and Rome 390, but seems the 390 tops it off so I'll go for that)

As for the boots, I was considering the Burton Ambush boots - but do you guys have a better alternative in mind?

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Resurrecting this thread. My Evo 150 (2012, zombie topsheet) has been my go to for this season. I rode my Westmark for about 15 days and went straight to the Evo with my RK30s. I noticed an immediate difference in my ability to charge through variable conditions and immediately felt more confident hitting medium jumps (~20 footish, A51 I70 line and Park Lane upper jump line). This may just be a rider preference thing as I don't believe the Westmark is a bad board by any means but I just prefer the feel of the Evo.

As I break it in, the tips are really starting to get playful. Before, it would press more in the center where the press-flex core spots are but now I can easily get it locked in on the tips right outside the bindings.

Awesome board, you won't go wrong getting one. It makes average riders, like me, much more confident.
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Resurrecting this thread. My Evo 150 (2012, zombie topsheet) has been my go to for this season. I rode my Westmark for about 15 days and went straight to the Evo with my RK30s. I noticed an immediate difference in my ability to charge through variable conditions and immediately felt more confident hitting medium jumps (~20 footish, A51 I70 line and Park Lane upper jump line). This may just be a rider preference thing as I don't believe the Westmark is a bad board by any means but I just prefer the feel of the Evo.

As I break it in, the tips are really starting to get playful. Before, it would press more in the center where the press-flex core spots are but now I can easily get it locked in on the tips right outside the bindings.

Awesome board, you won't go wrong getting one. It makes average riders, like me, much more confident.
I feel that the all mountainey qualities sung of the Evo should come with the caveat "if you are a skinny rider". I was so sure I would love it but I'm just too big for its flex outside of jibbing. No regrets she's in great shape still but the difference between the Proto taking me ANYWHERE and the Evo is night and day. I'm not as big as some of the dudes who populate this forum but I ride heavy, far from a "skinny guy". Maybe skinny is offensive I'm a version of fat wtfever just trying to give a point of a reference on the boards. I'm 180lbs riding 154 on both.

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True. I'm 140 riding a 150 but I've lost over 10 pounds since I moved to Breck.
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using an side edge sharpening tool..what angle should I use for my evo? 88,89, or 90? and advice?
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