RE: Evo 74 2006 vs Evo 80 2007
Sorry for not posting sooner, but I wrote in response to this, but it didn't seem to go up. Was pretty tired when written so probably stuffed up the posting.
05 to 07 evo 80.? You'd find the 07 faster with better control through chop.
It does feel quite a bit bigger than the 74. I only sail it down to a 5.0, but more optimum would be 5.3 and 5.7 for my weight depending on the conditions. 5.3 and good waves I'd still be on the 74, but when it got junkier and onshore I'd jump to the 80.
Basically for your weight I'd go both the boards. The 74 loves 4.2 weather and you'd be missing it when you didn't have it.