Old 19th August 2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default evo 75 or 80

hi,

i'm new here und my english is not so good. sorry for this.

after surfing flatwater in the lagoon areas around the isle of "rügen" in any wind conditions with older 105 and 68 boards, i want to go into the wave of the baltic sea. also it's time for a new board.

i'm not sure, which evo should i take 75 or 80 and there is no possibility to try out.

i'm 1,77 m tall and the weight ist 70.

i would be appreciating for a advice.

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michael

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Old 19th August 2007, 09:32 PM   #2
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I think the 75 will be the one, but to be sure, I would like to ask you a few questions.

1. Which sail sizes are you gonna use the sail with?
2. Will you keep any of your older boards (the 105) as a backup in lighter winds or do you maybe plan on complementing with another (bigger or smaller) board later?
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Old 20th August 2007, 11:00 PM   #3
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thanks for the answer!!!

1. at the moment i use 4.2/5.0/5.8 or 7.0 but that is not for eternity and would to conform to the boards. step by step

2. of sure i will keep the bigger board. if you does not want to surf only once a week or less, you need it here. it would also be changed to a new one in the future (105 s-type maybe)
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Old 21st August 2007, 02:45 PM   #4
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Then the 75 is definitely the one. Its possible but not ideal to use with a 5.8 and OK with a 4.2. The more radical option is the 70 which overall would be the most all round wave board at your weight. It planes as early as the 75 with a 5.3 and down and is easier in windy stuff. But you loose some volume, so depending a little on your skill the 75 might still be better. But if you're used to a 68 liter classic boards, the EVO 70 will pose no problems.
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Old 21st August 2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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hi ola,

thanks a lot! now a decision will be much more easier and the sleepless nights are ending

greetings
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Old 22nd August 2007, 01:08 AM   #6
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Cool 5.7 on E75

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Then the 75 is definitely the one. Its possible but not ideal to use with a 5.8 and OK with a 4.2. The more radical option is the 70 which overall would be the most all round wave board at your weight. It planes as early as the 75 with a 5.3 and down and is easier in windy stuff. But you loose some volume, so depending a little on your skill the 75 might still be better. But if you're used to a 68 liter classic boards, the EVO 70 will pose no problems.
Sorry to disagree Hola but I use my E75 with 5.7 Loft lip wave and 24 freewave hard tip fin with NO PROBLEM.

In onshore junk I take all potential of the board with this sail.

However, that may be due to my 65kg. A 100% carbon mast and carbon boom and some skill will probably make a difference, but I consider this sail to be CONFORTABLE to dail on the E75.

May not aply on a 75/80kg guy, though...
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Old 22nd August 2007, 02:37 AM   #7
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A good remark Fresco. Maybe I sounded overly negative in "possible but not ideal". I in fact use sails this size on the 75 now and then and have in the past even sailed 5.9 on the EVO 70. That said, if you compare directly how the EVO 80 works with a 5.7, I think most people would prefer the 80. But at 65 kilos you are so light that the 80 almost becomes redundant regardless of sail size. For every kilo added, the 80 becomes a more and more interesting light wind alternative.

But again, in micha's situation the 75 will definitely be the better compromise since it indeed does take the 5.8 much better than the 80 takes a 4.2 at his weight.
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Old 22nd August 2007, 07:05 AM   #8
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Default Thats right

In my area I mostly get light air, so I often rig 5.7 and switch E75 and K96 wich I also find remarcable in small waves.

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