RE: Evo for bump n' jump
I use an evo 70 for bump and jump in the short period wind swell we get on the north coast of Tasmania and I think it works best with the absolute max sail area you can hold down on the day. Sure some of the jumps are a bit random but its loads of fun. The big upside is this boards ability to make random landings easy.
Gybing in these sorts of confused conditions is also loads of fun, the board carries so much speed through the turn and for a 70 l board there is so much deck space, room enough for some John Travolta styling, purposeful or otherwise.
Sure a 52cm wide trad would give a smoother ride but where is the fun in that.