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Old 02-06-2010, 09:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default NS Evo-R review update w/ Deltas

Fairly certain I put up a review of the Evo-r after the first time out but I really feell I have a better view of the board and I also just swapped my 2010 Union Forces for 2010 Ride Deltas.

I am 6'2" and 180-185 with full equiptment. 7 days on the 2009 Evo-R 158, first day out with 2010 Delta's.

This board really is unbelievable. It basically does whatever you want it to do. I can go from buttering around at the bottom of the mountain to carving down a pretty steep face, to tight turns in the trees and end in the park on jumps or jibs. It is almost like it is a different board in each area and does well in all.

The flex pattern is perfect, the base is fast and vario sidecut really holds in all conditions.

I had thought about trying to trade for an SL-R to get a bit stiffer board, with more pop and that I thought might be more stable. There is no need. The Evo is stable at speed an I would not sacrifice the fun factor of the twin shape and flex pattern. Some people get worried the board is too soft for all mountain ridng but let me say it is definitely not. Unless you size down too much you really can take this anywhere.

I had the 2010 Union Forces and while they were comfortable and a good all mountain flex the combo of the toe strap and the fact the baseplate screws would not stay tight was a deal breaker so I sold those and picked up the Delta's.

I am 100% for Ride bindings. Toe strap is best around, I love the wedgie footbeds and they never give me any trouble. I have last years NRc's and the Delta offer me a similar binding but much more freestyle focused. I like what Ride did with the low pro toe strap on the 2010 models. The delta offers a lot of flex especially with the cored out ankle strap. But if you need to hit somethng steep just crank the he'll out of it and you can get great heel to toe response. I would recommend ride bindings to anyone out there unless the aluminium is not your thing. To me they are the only way to go.

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what size board you ridin and how far out is your toe platform on your binding?
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The 2010 is the same as the 2009 then. It really works well with everything. My one major question for you is, how does it work out for you on a steep-ish face with choppy snow? That's the one area where my Goliath seems to outperform my EVO-R, which technically it should anyhow considering the Goliath is considered all mountain.
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The 2010 is the same as the 2009 then. It really works well with everything. My one major question for you is, how does it work out for you on a steep-ish face with choppy snow? That's the one area where my Goliath seems to outperform my EVO-R, which technically it should anyhow considering the Goliath is considered all mountain.
I will say that is probably the only spot it struggles a bit. If it is really tracked out choppy snow you will definetly feel it but it just requires a little extra effort to get through those conditions.
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I will say that is probably the only spot it struggles a bit. If it is really tracked out choppy snow you will definetly feel it but it just requires a little extra effort to get through those conditions.
Yeah I think a couple people misinterpreted in my EVO-R thread. In chop, on a snowboard, sometimes it's useful to use a technique similar to how you would kind of bomb powder- dynamic board turns that are more angled toward the fall line. But my problem was in trying to bomb the choppy steeps, not really taking highly rotated turns that were angled more toward the fall line, which requires you to dig in really hard.

Anyhow, the EVO-R is a very impressive snowboard. Given it's designation as more of a park board, it really performs well everywhere. For me even more so because I chose a length that's a couple of cm longer than I normally would for a "park" board.
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what was the deal with your forces on it? im bout to get a evo.
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I had the 2010 Union Forces and while they were comfortable and a good all mountain flex the combo of the toe strap and the fact the baseplate screws would not stay tight was a deal breaker so I sold those and picked up the Delta's.
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