RE: Evo 74 2006 spinning out
I would chalk much of your spinning out to the fin and the reluctance of the Evo to handle much backfoot pressure. I've been sailing Evos, 70, 74 and 80, since they were introduced and initially I found the boards, especially the 80, spun out on me, but the more I sailed them the less it happened. Some will recommend a stiffer, bigger fin, but I prefer the Drakes over anything else I've used. IMO larger, stiffer fins make the Evos feel like something is stuck to the fin compared to the Drake. All this said, the Drakes do sail small, so when I'm using a 5.3 I usually stick a 23 on the board.