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Hey, I'm new to long boarding and I have a Loaded Dervish with Randal trucks and purple Stims. I was looking into something more stable for bombing hills but also better for sliding. I've heard the the Landyachtz Evo had good stability for downhill but also good for sliding because of the concave and the drop. I will be carving as well.

Whats the recommended set up for a board thats good for all thee things?

Thanks!

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I ride for Rayne so of course I would recommend you buy a Vandal, Avenger or Kill switch. Second to that I would say jump onto an Aussie board for cheaper options but with equal quality. Daddow, Glyde, Skatement, Phat Pidgeon. All Aussie, all awesome! 

If you have your heart set on Landyachtz then the drop speed is what I would suggest. Topmount or drop through options, stiff and stable and a nice looking board. The Evo is no longer relevant. It was awesome back in the day when people were going fast in a straight line. No one does that anymore because we discovered corners and how much more fun turns are than straights. Once that happened Evo became completely redundant. All the top riders from around the world who used to be on the Evo have now gone to a board with either a smaller drop (Dalua on the Nemesis) or to a topmount. 

Don't listen to Sean Meaney. He gives plenty of advice but the one race I saw him attend he never made it to the finish line on either of the two runs he did over a course of 3 days. Once you start getting into the technical side of longboards (wedging's, angles, other math related shite) you begin a path down a slippery road of someone who spends more time with calculators and Silverfish than actually skating (generally). Find a board with a small amount of drop (Nemi, Isis, Scoots new Sector 9 <he used to ride an evo too>) or a topmount/drop through board. Put some wheels and some trucks on it, make sure you have some bearing and ride it. You will learn what you love on your own but you have to ride something before you can learn what that is.

Second the Avenger option. It was my first real longboard!!  :D    Dani speaks the truth.

GAH! When did that come out? It looks insanely rad. I think I might puke.

 

That said though, the WB is probably too short for it to be the right thing for a beginner looking to get more stability. An Avenger would be the way to go or something else in the 37-40" range.

Dani said:

Rayne..............Vandal,

Agreed, Avenger would probably be the best option out of the rayne line up for this fella. 

It's the board I ride and I will advocate it strongly! 

The Dave said:

GAH! When did that come out? It looks insanely rad. I think I might puke.

 

That said though, the WB is probably too short for it to be the right thing for a beginner looking to get more stability. An Avenger would be the way to go or something else in the 37-40" range.

Dani said:

Rayne..............Vandal,

if you cant afford a new board right now,as everyone is suggesting..........keep shredding your evo,dont think it isnt worthy,coz it is....those that witnessed a certain hopkin team rider in tassie will vouche for this,.the evo is more than capable of everything any other board can do,.including shredding in switch......as with any board,you just got to learn to ride it....when your finances allow you to buy a board,a topmount is a good idea,but in the meantime......keep shredding.

from jacko: I rode an evo at one point. i placed 10th in the IGSA world up in my first year and got on a few podiums. BenBro rode his Evo and learned how to kick my ass on it, he now beats me at races. Gabe got on Shane's evo (first time ever riding an evo) at king of the zig and did half of the run switch! thats through hairpin turns, full standup style... Scoot Smith rode an evo for years and was the first man to be IGSA world cup and world champion in the same year. Mischo erban rode an Evo for years as well before starting his own board company, he is the 2009 world cup champion and the 2011 world champion.

its a great board. however, if u dont like it sell it and get something else. otherwise learn to be the boss on it. Dont bother messing around with truck angles and 'low degree trucks' or whatever these fools are spilling. get the stock standard stuff and just whack it on. thats how it was designed. it was actually NOT designed to be tinkering with your angles to even it out, that would completely defeat the purpose of hanging wedged nose and tail! it was meant to have super turn at the front and super stability in the back... anyway just ride your board and learn to shred on it. when ur done with it either sell it and get a new one or just hang it up on the wall and move on

He doesn't own the evo yet Ben, he's looking to buy a new board.

If you already have one, ride it! If you don't, there are far better options.

oops,i misread.....thought he had an evo an was lookin to change,...get a glyde then!

Thanks for all the good feedback. I see it's a splitt opinion here. So you guys think the Avenger would be a better transition from the Apex 37 Original?  I still have alot to learn so i think i will go for the board that is easiest to learn with and the board that gives me the most stability. Never tryed the Evo or Avenger but guess as long as i ride it enough i will learn how to ride them. Compared to an Loaded Dervish is it more stability on the Avenger?  

yes,.

I've got the same idea as Will. I've got a Earthwing Supermodel and it's rad for freeride, but I'm looking for a soul DH board. Is the evo a good idea, or would I be better off buying some Caliber 44's and throwing them on my supermodel (dropthrough)??

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