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One Evo 2.0 vs SIC V2 Bullet

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Created by Bowerboy 2 months ago, 8 May 2019
Bowerboy
NSW, 82 posts
8 May 2019 10:28AM
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I saw the new one evo 2.0 on the weekend. I liked the look of it a lot. It looks like a flat deck storm with a slightly wider pintail. Hopefully that means a bit more stability but still sits a bit in the waves preventing nose dives. My 26 RS is awesome but the big wide tail really lifts up when catching swell pitching the nose down.

Has anyone tried one yet? Also how would a 28 inch version stack up against the v2 bullet in a downwind?

robon
96 posts
9 May 2019 5:36AM
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The 14 x 28 is on my short list, so I'm interested in hearing about the differences on the water for the 2.0.

paul.j
QLD, 2839 posts
9 May 2019 4:01PM
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Few crew starting to get the EVO 2.0 boards out on the water now so should be a few reviews floating around as more time goes by. Still only very new on the market so hard to have heaps of independent reviews but I am sure they will come.
I did see a post at the below facebook page where a few crew seemed pretty happy so maybe have a look and ask these guys some question if you like.

www.facebook.com/groups/brisbanesup/

IMO SIC V2 and EVO 2.0 kind of do the same job but very different boards.

riverider
TAS, 935 posts
9 May 2019 7:01PM
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My EVO arrived today, hopefully some water time this weekend

paul.j
QLD, 2839 posts
9 May 2019 7:24PM
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riverider said..
My EVO arrived today, hopefully some water time this weekend


Nice mate stoked it all rocked up and is all good.

Hopefully you get some good conditions to test it in!

Forestinjersey
17 posts
9 May 2019 6:53PM
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paul.j said..

riverider said..
My EVO arrived today, hopefully some water time this weekend



Nice mate stoked it all rocked up and is all good.

Hopefully you get some good conditions to test it in!


Hopefully mine will be here tomorrow

Repco
SA, 5 posts
10 May 2019 3:16PM
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Hi bowerboy
I have owned a bullet v2, a One Storm and have had a short session on an One Evo 2.0 so the following is my thoughts
I feel the One Evo 2.0 is the best all round board out of the two. The Evo 2.0 will do everything unlike the bullet v2 that is primarily for heavy weather downwinding.
The bullet v2 is a good board in heavy weather, 20 kts plus, where the runners are spaced well apart. The board is not so good in shorts spaced runners as the pointy nose buries very quickly, unless you are very quick at getting to the tail, then stays under until the board comes to a virtual stop. I found this very annoying. In lighter conditions the board is also harder to paddle into runners, due to its rocker, than the One storm or the Evo.
The Evo 2.0 paddles into runners easy having a similar bottom shape to the storm. The volume in the nose will not allow it to bury as quickly as the bullet v2 in short spaced runners and it will recover better when if it does. The Evo is very stable not unlike the bullet when comparing similar widths. The Evo 2.0 will also paddle faster in flat water compared to the bullet. Both boards surf well.
i would recommend the One Evo 2.0 out of the two for all round conditions.

Bowerboy
NSW, 82 posts
10 May 2019 4:22PM
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Thanks

Kretinou
21 posts
10 May 2019 7:26PM
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I tried storm, evo 2.0, sic V2.

And my preference goes to blue planet bump rider speed.

but I confirm that the evo 2.0 is a surprising board with a lot of positive attribute.

riverider
TAS, 935 posts
12 May 2019 6:44PM
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Had a flatwater paddle and a surf on the EVO today and really liking this board, I was after an alrounder that would be good in heavy downwinders, surf a few small waves and some social flatwater and tech races, something in the style of my old DC/NSP downwind ocean race, but next level.
In the flat it felt great, just getting over a touch of man flue so not at the top of my game, but when you put the power down you can feel the board lift, there was a bit of overnight slop about, but stability isn't a problem which is important if your paddling winter time in Tassie Later I had a surf in some clean shoulder high waves on the local bar, punches out through the waves with no stoping and very easy to stay on, of course it picks up everything you paddle for and or though you are not chucking buckets with big bottom turns and smashing the lip you can control where you want to go and no problems with catching the outside rail which I had to be carefull of with on my last 14'
This one is a keeper for sure





robon
96 posts
14 May 2019 1:07AM
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Kretinou said..
I tried storm, evo 2.0, sic V2.

And my preference goes to blue planet bump rider speed.

but I confirm that the evo 2.0 is a surprising board with a lot of positive attribute.


What would describe as the main differences in the bump rider compared to the One and SIC? I noticed the volume is quite a bit lower than Evo 2.0. How do you like the bump rider when it's flat?

yama
2 posts
14 May 2019 8:02AM
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What fin does the Evo 2.0 come with? there's no mention of this on their website...unless I'm blind and completely missing it.

Cheers

paul.j
QLD, 2839 posts
14 May 2019 10:14AM
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What fin does the Evo 2.0 come with? there's no mention of this on their website...unless I'm blind and completely missing it.

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Hi Yams

At the moment it only has a pretty basic fin with the board, we are working hard to improve this area.

Nothing really on the website on the fin so you are not missing it. The 2.0 boards are the first to come with fins for us as well and as we progress we hope to lift this side even more as well.

up until now we have run the FCS Eric T fin in our own boards as this has worked well and I just liked the ease of the click in system. In Aus we send the boards out with a 9inch basic click in fin which is a good starting fin and nice and easy and for over a year I was using the same fin which I had just cut down a little and it worked perfect.

We have also got some carbon fins that go out with some overseas orders and these are good fins as well and might move more to these as time goes by for here in Australia.

Bowerboy
NSW, 82 posts
14 May 2019 11:37AM
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I reckon if people pay full price for the board they will want to be confident the fin is high performance.

paul.j
QLD, 2839 posts
14 May 2019 11:59AM
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I reckon if people pay full price for the board they will want to be confident the fin is high performance.



The fins work fine and do a good job.

Not really sure what a high performance fin is as I used a plastic fin for 1 year and it worked perfect and anyone who paddled my board could not tell the difference I put a $200 FCS fin in and I did not notice the difference when using the same size and roughly same shape.

We never used to supply fins with race SUPs until this year as there are so many good fins already on the market and most people end up with a good fin and keep it so any we supplied were a waste of money and we rathered just make the boards a little cheaper. Now we just added the fins and also kept the price the same so win win I guess. The fin we supply in Aus is basic but still works fine, Kate baker just raced in Japan and got 3rd using it so basic still works plus it is still a click in fin.

On side note and off topic I would love to see some blind testing done on race fins to see how much difference they make, I agree a smaller fin on a pin tail board like the Storm can help with the way it slides into bumps but this style of fin is not for everyone so this is why most boards come with pretty safe designed fins and as people get better at paddling they usually will upgrade fins over time and keep what ever they find they like.

We these days have been testing so many different fins and most days if I just grab a board and forget to look at the fin I would have no idea what is under my board. Some might say they feel the difference and maybe they can but for a standard size fin I struggle to.

Quality of the fin we supply now is fine but it is basic but will do the job asked of it no worries as well.

yama
2 posts
14 May 2019 2:34PM
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Thanks Paul. Yes I think that's probably a fair statement. Your boards are cheaper than the competition so it makes sense. The people that would notice a difference would more than likely have a collection of fins already. I was more curious than anything else. I see a lot of board companies using the fin as a big selling feature.

paul.j
QLD, 2839 posts
14 May 2019 5:08PM
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Thanks Paul. Yes I think that's probably a fair statement. Your boards are cheaper than the competition so it makes sense. The people that would notice a difference would more than likely have a collection of fins already. I was more curious than anything else. I see a lot of board companies using the fin as a big selling feature.


Yeah no worries, I guess we are and have been trying to be a little different to most big companies and trying not to rely on marketing the small things to sell the boards and more on just the boards own performance as this is what we spend most of the money on when we develop them. Constructions and performance and being honest in what each product can do we feel is a better idea long term.

Fins are important but maybe not quite as much as some make out. I do know the boards don't go straight with out them though.????

riverider
TAS, 935 posts
14 May 2019 8:18PM
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paul.j said..

yama said..
Thanks Paul. Yes I think that's probably a fair statement. Your boards are cheaper than the competition so it makes sense. The people that would notice a difference would more than likely have a collection of fins already. I was more curious than anything else. I see a lot of board companies using the fin as a big selling feature.



Yeah no worries, I guess we are and have been trying to be a little different to most big companies and trying not to rely on marketing the small things to sell the boards and more on just the boards own performance as this is what we spend most of the money on when we develop them. Constructions and performance and being honest in what each product can do we feel is a better idea long term.

Fins are important but maybe not quite as much as some make out. I do know the boards don't go straight with out them though.????


The 1st thing I noticed about the EVO was how straight it tracked, much better than anything else I've been on.

Forestinjersey
17 posts
24 May 2019 10:01PM
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My Evo 2 finally arrived after a UK customs delay. Review to follow but first impressions are outstanding. Cannot wait to get it into some bumps. Mine is the 26' wide model.




TJR
152 posts
9 Jun 2019 3:51AM
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Paul well said on the quote below.
I am no expert but like you I would say it is hard to tell what fin is in a board if it was blind tested. I hear people over here raving about one fin or another but I guarantee if i put different fins in they would notice


On side note and off topic I would love to see some blind testing done on race fins to see how much difference they make, I agree a smaller fin on a pin tail board like the Storm can help with the way it slides into bumps but this style of fin is not for everyone so this is why most boards come with pretty safe designed fins and as people get better at paddling they usually will upgrade fins over time and keep what ever they find they like.

We these days have been testing so many different fins and most days if I just grab a board and forget to look at the fin I would have no idea what is under my board. Some might say they feel the difference and maybe they can but for a standard size fin I struggle to.

Area10
1415 posts
10 Jun 2019 1:14AM
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I think the need for a fin depends on how well the board has been designed and built. It is a characteristic of a good board that you can slap just about any fin in, even incredibly small area ones, and it will still work well. But some boards definitely work better with a "fin solution", that overcomes some handling or performance oddity of the design.

riverider
TAS, 935 posts
25 Jun 2019 6:13PM
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1st in the tech race and 2nd in the marathon at the Australian Cold Water SUP Championship last weekend, pretty bloody happy with my EVO 2.0






riverider
TAS, 935 posts
7 Jul 2019 3:30PM
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Knee high sets, too small to surf on most boards, but great fun on the EVO


JEG
VIC, 1176 posts
7 Jul 2019 9:35PM
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Very nice and its nothing like a long ride on the 14ft board. Its intoxicating and even better when everything aligned all the way to the beach sand.
To the topic, I buy the evo if you want an allrounder or the v2 bullet to downwind and surf.



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