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Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby Jpbarnlight » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:05 pm

Picked up an XTR 5’5” Evo.
Planning to ride with 11m Slash and 14m Pivot.
Very lightwind, mostly downwind ocean
riding in mushy waves.

180Lbs, usually ride large fins

Read so many conflicting posts on foil/no foil,
thruster/quad, etc.

Anyone use their Evo in similar conditions
have a good FCS2 recommendation?

Anyone try the new BW (carver like) kite fin?

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Re: Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby Da Yoda » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:17 pm

Make sure it's a IFT on the side/front fins. Tomo boards seem to perform better with the foiled fins in my experience. I've tested both flat and foiled fins and found a huge difference.
I ride in similar conditions to you. I also like it better in a quad fin set-up for smaller mushy waves and chop.
Please know that you can downsize fin size on the Tomo boards, so at your weight I'd consider using medium sized fins.
The BWS fin would be good, but it's only available in size large. I'd look at the Performer PC Carbon in size medium. Both of these fins have the foiled, not flat design.
You might also want to demo before you buy, so check out Finatic for demo'ing.

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Re: Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby purdyd » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:31 am

If you are going downwind, i would go three fin. As mentioned, you can get away with less fin on the evo. I think because of the channel.

I personally like the neo glass fins. They are solid and will survive a hit, unlike the hollow ones. And since the base is molded, it fits nicely in the box right away.

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Re: Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby topmick » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:08 am

I'm 73kg & ride a 5'3 Evo/10m kite as my light wind set-up. I prefer it set up with 3 fins & didnt really like it as a quad, it still rockets up wind.

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Re: Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby mmac » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:31 pm

3 fins is definitely the way to go on the Evo. I've done some experimenting and now ride mine with 2 large foiled front fins combined with a small 3" trailer fin. This setup planes earlier in light wind with less drag, goes upwind just as well, turns & slashes better. I mainly ride small to head high waves.

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Re: Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby knotwindy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:35 pm

Hey, OT but that’s how I ended up riding my Vader as well.

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Re: Tomo Evo, light wind, FCS2 choices?

Postby mr_daruman » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:11 pm

Riding the 4'10 x17.5 x 2 EVO for a year (65kg). You must ride these board as small as you can. Due to the speeds of kitesurfing I personally never ride a surfkite board more than 2/2.25 inchs thick at 65kg_70kg.
Like it as a quad, I think it works better for that smaller board size. This board is magic, works in nearly anything but overhead very hollow/steep waves.
As everyone says, goes upwind incredible, fast and steady board speed, floats very easy for strapless. That shape is a natural fit to our sport.
The lighter AND stronger HELIUM construction makes an already amazing board into something even better. Tons of strapless jumps and still no pressure dents.

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