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26th February 2008 05:22 PM
Mat_Z News from my Evo62:
I rode it in all kind of conditions you can find in southern France. From 3.7 overpowered to 4.7 light wind and 1 to 6ft waves (and a bit more...)with side to sideonshore wind.
It works perfectly. Great confort and control in chop and in the air.
You can always hit the lip even in onshore condition. No spin out during the bottom in overpowered and good waves conditions, smooth feeling in the curve actually.
I found the blance of the board quite impotant to check. With my 4.7 the feeling was kind of heavy and the board pushing water. I just moved the mast a bit forward and get the same feeling back than with my 4.2 and 3.7: the perfect gliding.
I also get a new fin harder than the original one, a K-One (21.5), which gives for me better performance in onshore or light conditions.
I just love the balance of this board.
21st November 2007 03:04 AM
Ola_H Cool Mat. Keep the feedback coming.

Poster #10: Most 75kg EVO 75 sailors would say 5.7 is OK but sail carrying capability is rather individual so I can no say for sre how you will find this combo. I'm a few kilos lighter than you and enjoy my E80 with 5.6, 5.9 and even 5.3, but I would never choose it as my all round wave board for 4.5-5.7 without a smaller board in the quiver. That would be the 75 (or even the 70 for me and stay with 5.5 as my biggest).

The 2008 EVO 75 also has a bit faster rocker which makes it plane earlier and also handle a bigger sail a bit better. You can trim it for even better marginal 5.7 performance with a bigger fin, something like the Drake Natural 25. So overall, I think more things are in favor of the EVO 75.
20th November 2007 01:10 PM
Evo 75 or 80?

Hi there,
I have a similar question. I am in doubt whether to replace my Acid 77 with an Evo 75 or 80.
I am also 75kg and sailing at the North Sea, using a sail range of 4.5 to 5.3. I hardly ever want to go smaller than 4.5 but quite often would like to rigg a 5.7 in stead of a 5.3 (I tried 5.7 on the Acid but it doesn't feel right). So I would like to have the new board to have a bit more low end performance than the Acid 77. By the way, I'd describe my level in the waves as poor and I hope to progress faster on an Evo. Thanks for your recommendations!
19th November 2007 11:50 PM
Evo 62

Hi there !
What a good day riding my new E62! 25/35 kts sideshore with small waves, it was just like if the board was already mine! Realy good feeling in the air, smooth on choppy water and great carving even in underpowered conditions with my 4.2.
I just love it!
Thanks for your advice Ola !

4th November 2007 11:00 PM
Unregistered Think's a lot!
It's already in my quiver! I'll give you my first felling about this E62 quite soon.

3rd November 2007 11:57 PM
Ola_H I think is an excellent choice. At your weight the E62 will be a real revelation. It rips particularly in powered up conditions with small to med waves. Below is powered up 4.2, sideshore but rather small waves and in such conditions the E62 is both easy to sail and offers a great combination of handling sail power driven speed while still staying loose.

Photo. W Glanz
3rd November 2007 05:45 PM
Unregistered Hi there,

I'm thinking of buying an evo 62. I'm 60kg, my sail range is 4.7/4.2/3.7 and i aslo have a 75L classic wave board. Do you think it's a good choice for medium to hiwind conditions with 3 to 6 feet wave ?

3rd October 2007 03:29 PM
Ray Timm Pete,

I've been riding Evos since Starboard made the first E80. I weigh 84 kg and switch from the E75 to the E70 when I'm powered up on a 5.0. I often switch from the E75 to the E70 when I'm starting to feel a bit overpowered with a 5.3. I'll put the 5.3 on the E70 instead of downsizing my sail. No problem with the E70 handling the 5.3 with my weight on it. Confusing before the edit.
3rd October 2007 01:32 PM
Ola_H But the thing is that the 70 and 75 are not just scaled variants of each other but have slighty different characters. Hence the recommendation for the 70 above.
3rd October 2007 05:01 AM
chrisuk I'm 70kg, and use the 70L. (So is Ola)
For you at 75kg, go for the 75L.

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