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Evoke and Atlantis SUPs.... anybody riding these?

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Created by Chris_M 1 month ago, 21 Apr 2020
Chris_M
1937 posts
21 Apr 2020 9:46AM
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Wondering how people are finding these? Just saw a sale at surfboard warehouse and the prices look tempting....

Looking for a performance wave SUP to replace my prowaves, maybe somebody has done something similar and can give me some inside info.

Cheers

Souwester
WA, 1045 posts
21 Apr 2020 12:16PM
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Had a Vex Carbon Pro years ago - amazing board for the money, went like the clappers and was tough as nails, its no longer with me due to no fault of the construction or performance.

Cant vouch for any other models.

copperdog1
VIC, 31 posts
21 Apr 2020 5:15PM
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I got a 10ft Evoke about 16 months ago. It was my first SUP purchase, so was looking for 'entry level' that was not too pricey in case I didn't like the board or SUPping in general.

It's a great board for a beginner (who has surfed a lot). Once I played with the fins a bit, I found it quite manouverable in the surf and it paddles flat water ok as well. Had it in overhead point surf as well as all types of beachies.

Now that I'm more experienced and comfortable on the SUP, I'm looking for a bit more performance and a bit shorter and less volume, but have been very happy with my Surfboard Warehouse experience.

Last week i was was out supping and got talking to a guy who was riding a 9ft Vex Carbon and he said he was very happy with the board and was surfing it really well. However I did notice that model seems to have disappeared from the menu.

Souwester
WA, 1045 posts
21 Apr 2020 3:43PM
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Yep, I just checked their site to see what the sale was and the entire range is not shown - maybe a severe shortage has led to not advertising them??

SupChickadee
VIC, 102 posts
21 Apr 2020 9:01PM
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Love the Vex's brilliant value for money and surf really well imo. Tough as. My current go to sup is the Vex 9', can't fault them. 8'6 is even better and i thought great on Qld beachies, but i found a bit too much hard work in Vic. chop and at reef breaks against 10+ sups, so went back to the 9'

Hoppo3228
VIC, 388 posts
21 Apr 2020 11:04PM
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Have heard Vex's are now discontinued.... I have one and can't complain, it's the board I use when the waves are oh+.

I learned on a 10' Evoke. Was perfect to start on in waves.

Shabadoo
NSW, 26 posts
22 Apr 2020 9:22AM
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I have a 9'6" Evoke bamboo that was my first board and did me well for about two years as I progressed from flat water to surf. Once I was able to catch waves and trim along the face I swapped out the fins and it gave it another lease of life. My wife now uses it on flatwater. It's a really solid board for learning how to SUP in the surf but not exactly a "performance" board at 9'6". The smaller ones might give you some more of what you're after. My only criticism is that the gloss coat chips pretty easily.

Nofear4
NSW, 4 posts
22 Apr 2020 9:46AM
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Chris_M said..
Wondering how people are finding these? Just saw a sale at surfboard warehouse and the prices look tempting....

Looking for a performance wave SUP to replace my prowaves, maybe somebody has done something similar and can give me some inside info.

Cheers


My partner is new to Suping, having spent many years surfing on a prone board. He bought an Evoke 10' x 32" and finds it great value. It is stable and a good size to learn on. He is 71, 6'2, weighs 80kg. I have just bought a used Atlantis Vex Pro, 9'x 30" and I love it!
I had ordered one on sale at the surfboard warehouse and was disappointed to learn that their entire Vex range has been deleted..
I sent them an email enquiring about production in the future but haven't heard back. Good luck finding one.

Gboots
NSW, 916 posts
22 Apr 2020 1:54PM
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Very surprised they removed Vex. I reckon it was their best board. Evokes are pretty big. I had a Carbon Evoke 7'11. Great build but way to voluminous and wide for a 7'11. Struggled to catch any waves . As soon as I got on the Speeed 8'8 I realised how wrong the Evoke 711 was for me. I still have the Venom 12 ft. Awesome board for flat water and river inlet surf . Nice long rides and at only 28 wide and with pin tail is quite mobile even at my 60kg (but this board is also discontinued ) . The Vex Pro was definitely their best surf shape

VaughanoC
26 posts
23 Apr 2020 4:52PM
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I've been riding the 10'28" mistress for a couple of years and can't fault it. Have not had any issues with construction. Surfs unreal. Turns so easy when surfed from the back. Has some awesome speed that enables me to make sections that I could not before. Heaps of fun walking the board to noseride. The only thing I'd like would be a bit more width. The other model is 32" wide which is like a ship and 28" is great when it's calm but a pain in the arse with some wind chop. I think if it was 30" wide it would be heaps of fun when the chops up. Would not hesitate to buy another. Great bang for buck when you don't want to outlay thousands. I have no affiliation with SBW at all.
(make sure to change out the standard SBW fins to a good quality fin)

crustaceous
VIC, 28 posts
23 Apr 2020 7:43PM
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Yep would agree, great bang for your buck! I have Big name brands as well and for the possible small difference
in finish I wouldn't worry. At the end of the day unless you are some sort of pro, i don't reckon you would pick the difference, performance wise! Probably not as much choice with measurements. Have had the 28 Mistress for a
couple of years and would like to get something narrower. ( And lighter ) There will always be an opening for
custom shapes, which you would expect to pay more for.

Kela
58 posts
23 Apr 2020 9:10PM
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As soon as they opened the store in Scabs WA I was all over it. New board without the freight charges for well under 1K.
Went the 8'6 evoke as a step down from a 9'5 Allwave, couldn't be happier with it. Performance and durability spot on.

shitelager
QLD, 11 posts
25 Apr 2020 10:37PM
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Agree with all the above. Have had a 9'6 Vex, 7'11 evoke, 10'28 mistress and absolute favourite is an 8'8 Mano. Can't fault the quality or service from SBW. No affiliation just a happy camper...

Chris_M
1937 posts
26 Apr 2020 8:57AM
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Cheers team!

I'm pretty happy with a mal I got from them last year too. Wife will be stoked. When will they start selling kites too?

LastSupper
VIC, 210 posts
26 Apr 2020 11:07AM
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Cheers team!

I'm pretty happy with a mal I got from them last year too. Wife will be stoked. When will they start selling kites too?


I love my mistress

robertboyd2000
QLD, 9 posts
2 May 2020 6:53PM
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I had a evoke 9.2 which I enjoyed until it broke at 5 months old for reasons unknown. They played hardball re repair or replacement which was finally sorted under comsumer law. The board was fine but I avoid shopping there.



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