Forums > Stand Up Paddle   Board Talk & Reviews

Waterborn Evoke 8'6

Reply
Created by adamart > 9 months ago, 20 Sep 2018
adamart
QLD, 58 posts
20 Sep 2018 5:02PM
Thumbs Up

Hi all,

Has anyone purchase the 8'6 in the Evoke? I have 9'8 Starboard Element but I want to get a smaller board for the days I feel like getting thumped around on the beach breaks . The website suggests a 9'2 but I wanted to go a bit smaller to throw it around a bit more.
I'm 90kgs and about 176cm and I'd rate myself as an intermediate rider.

Cheers, Adam

Hoppo3228
VIC, 348 posts
20 Sep 2018 8:28PM
Thumbs Up

that 8'6" is a brand new size...so I doubt anybody can give exact advice on it... at 90kg you'd be fine on it.

I had a 10' as my first board and it was great for small and windy days...stable as a rock.

Piros
QLD, 5612 posts
20 Sep 2018 8:48PM
Thumbs Up

You'll be fine on the Evoke or Vex Fusion 8-6

Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
21 Sep 2018 4:08AM
Thumbs Up

The evoke 9'2 would be too much board for you. Even the 8'6 x 32 is a pretty big in my opinion. The vex would probably be a better upgrade.

adamart
QLD, 58 posts
21 Sep 2018 9:10AM
Thumbs Up

Thanks for the advice... will probably go the 8'6 evoke so the girlfriend can use it in flat water too.

yt04
QLD, 381 posts
22 Sep 2018 5:06PM
Thumbs Up

No worries on the float mate. I'm 93ish and I surf the 7'11 evoke no worries. Great all rounder!!!

oneback
NSW, 11 posts
13 Oct 2018 4:45PM
Thumbs Up

got one this week does the job for me at 71years young.

kayd
SA, 19 posts
28 Mar 2019 9:02PM
Thumbs Up

I'm loving 8'6 Evoke at 105kg so stable and glides onto waves really well.

goofy
WA, 105 posts
29 Mar 2019 7:33AM
Thumbs Up

I've been waiting for the 7'11" to come back in stock but just found out it's been discontinued.

At 75kg I think the 8'6" too big me (for waves), would you guys who are riding the 8'6 agree?

Gboots
NSW, 713 posts
29 Mar 2019 12:09PM
Thumbs Up

They should bring the 7'11 back but at width max 30. It was too wide in my opinion and made waves harder to catch . The 7'5 Slab from ECS at 28 is much easier to get on the wave with

goofy
WA, 105 posts
29 Mar 2019 12:40PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Gboots said..
They should bring the 7'11 back but at width max 30. It was too wide in my opinion and made waves harder to catch . The 7'5 Slab from ECS at 28 is much easier to get on the wave with


What's the Slab like stability wise?

Gboots
NSW, 713 posts
29 Mar 2019 3:56PM
Thumbs Up

Real stable but I am only 60 to 62kg.
Paddles into waves real easy due to narrow and parallel outline . Good for small waves and so easy to transport

Kela
22 posts
20 Oct 2019 7:27PM
Thumbs Up

Just got a 8'6 carbon Evoke. Very happy with the stability and performance. At 6'2 and 90 kegs the board does excactly what I hoped. Performance on the wave and stability and float even for those choppy southerly WA conditions. In my opinion you would be hard pressed to beat this board.....and that's not taking into account the price point, which is ridiculous for the quality.

Youngbreezy
WA, 580 posts
21 Oct 2019 11:39PM
Thumbs Up

The evoke is a really nice shape, personally I would like to see them do a slimmed down version with less width and volume

I was at the shop in Byron a few months back and I got a good look at some of the boards. The 8'10x29.3?127L Jason mamoa in the eco tech construction looks like a really sweet board, the flyer and the channels are really nice! The echo tech also felt a fair bit lighter than the carbon or normal construction too

Kela
22 posts
22 Oct 2019 6:10PM
Thumbs Up

Yeah, checked out the Mamoa shape at the new warehouse up near Scarbs. Was very tempted!
Went with the 8'6 Evoke as a bit of safety I guess. It really has replaced all my boards. I feel as stable on it as my 9'5 Allwave.....even in choppy and messy conditions.

rogerd63
NSW, 4 posts
30 Oct 2019 3:56PM
Thumbs Up

I have a question on the Evoke carbon 9'2 i just picked up. Does anyone know what the dry weight of it might be? The product spec sheet doesn't say anything about it.
Im hoping I have made a good choice as I already ride the Pro Carbon Vex 9'6 and I like it but it's a bit unstable in the chop.

Nugdam
QLD, 323 posts
30 Oct 2019 6:19PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
rogerd63 said..
I have a question on the Evoke carbon 9'2 i just picked up. Does anyone know what the dry weight of it might be? The product spec sheet doesn't say anything about it.
Im hoping I have made a good choice as I already ride the Pro Carbon Vex 9'6 and I like it but it's a bit unstable in the chop.


I had the 9'2 evoke for a long time. It's a great board, had some great waves in some cyclone swell off noosa a few years ago.

It does start to get a big corky after awhile but it's a great progression board.

rogerd63
NSW, 4 posts
30 Oct 2019 7:24PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
Nugdam said..

rogerd63 said..
I have a question on the Evoke carbon 9'2 i just picked up. Does anyone know what the dry weight of it might be? The product spec sheet doesn't say anything about it.
Im hoping I have made a good choice as I already ride the Pro Carbon Vex 9'6 and I like it but it's a bit unstable in the chop.



I had the 9'2 evoke for a long time. It's a great board, had some great waves in some cyclone swell off noosa a few years ago.

It does start to get a big corky after awhile but it's a great progression board.


so what did you buy after it? Have i gone backwards from the Pro Carbon Vex

Kela
22 posts
30 Oct 2019 7:53PM
Thumbs Up

I guess that depends on what you wanted the evoke for? It will be super stable and offer good performance. A good option from my point of view. I went to the 8'6 and love it.

rogerd63
NSW, 4 posts
2 Nov 2019 8:20AM
Thumbs Up

Well I did buy it as i was after a slightly more stable board that would still perform ok. Everyone seems to love them so Im not that worried. I will have both The Vex carbon 9'6 and the Evoke 9'2 so happy days ahead.



Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Stand Up Paddle   Board Talk & Reviews


"Waterborn Evoke 8'6" started by adamart