I considered the Evo & Acid, got the Acid. I suppose that the size board is already a given based on your weight, sail requirements, and conditions that you expect to sail.
My own decision was between the 2, and the Acid suited my next larger board better than the Evo. The Evo at the same price would have been a better buy, as in more desireable.
At the right price as you said, I don't think you can go wrong with the Evo 74.
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