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TheJoe
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Tomo EVO...

Postby TheJoe » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:44 am

Hey been looking at the EVO's for a while now. I want to get into paddling and want a board with some volume for our crappy mushy surf. I'm thinking about the 5'10" for paddle and I have a 5'7" Wainman Gambler for better waves when we get them or I travel.

Any body have experience with this board and might be able to give me some 2 cents?

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby NorCalNomad » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:28 am

What is your weight, and surfing level? It's like asking what size kite you should get without telling people where you ride.

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby TheJoe » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:39 am

Beginner and I weigh 190lbs.

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby NorCalNomad » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:13 pm

A 5'10" would practically be a SUP for you.

Probably say 5'7"ish. I'm 150 and a 5'3" feels like a small wave board.

Would be worth going on the firewire forums and asking.

TheJoe
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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby TheJoe » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:48 pm

Thanks I'll check out the Firewire pages. Our waves are not the best at my local area so I do need some volume. Getting close to 40 now so might not be the best time to learn to paddle either but hey why not right?

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby longwhitecloud » Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:06 am

"Crappy mushy surf" get a 9ft longboard - you will have a way better time. Few ever take this advice, but you will never sell it - even if you get others boards in the future - you will not want to.

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby yzbob » Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:09 pm

agree with longwhitecloud. in your (our) situation 1 board isn't gonna work for both things without compromising too much.

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby TheJoe » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:22 pm

Yeah I agree that the board would not be ideal when the waves are good with a kite. I need it for the days when the waves are not strong enough to keep my 5'7' from sinking as soon as I get on the wave. I don't plan on chasing crap surf just to be on the water. It is the main reason why I have never picked up surfing our surf is that bad most of the time.

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby TomW » Sat May 21, 2016 2:07 pm

My Evo tweek is 4-10 x 18,75 and has super concave deck, 15mm thin in spots. For normal kiting when there is no need for me at 80kg to go larger. Except in lightwind.
I can't imagine anyone but a super fit, little, surfer being able to paddle this board. I suppose a guy like Rob Machado ( Spelling?) could paddle it.

I've kited my 9-2 sup once, a 5-8 for 4 years, a 5-0x 21,5 for 2 years, and a 4-8 for a season. Settled on 4-10 as good length in compact design. So you better get a bigger board to paddle!

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Re: Tomo EVO...

Postby BWD » Sat May 21, 2016 2:20 pm

Get a 5'8", plenty big with the volume it packs.
I still have some evo curiousity though I recently opted to buy a board from the future instead....


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