RE: EVO INFO
I had both the 70 and 74 2004 EVO, but I can't remember about the heel bumpers. I'll see if I can get Tiesda to answer this one.
If you don't have a particularly strong reason for wanting the heel bumpers, I would more consider the diference between the two boards. They are more different than the size and looks indicate. The 74 is looser in smaller waves but gets less natural in bigger waves or in more wind. The 70 har a more drivey character and requires a bit more technique to rip in the super slow stuff but on the other hand is much more natural in more wind and in better waves.