Mine works in everything I put it in. Knee to double-overhead. I'm having a bit of a hard time to turn it in large waves where it goes crazy fast. Works on fat like hollow waves, although not my first choice if really hollow with a lip that throws. Handles late drops on OH+ waves like a champ. I would say ideal waves is chest to OH with any kind of power but crazy hollow. That being said, I find it very reassuring in large surf because it paddles, get into and take off so easy and forgiving. It's 2 liters over-volumed, though, and I will get another one 2 size down.For those of you who have surfed an Evo, what type of waves do you think it works best in? Thanks.
Don't think XTR can modify the file they have like that, but worth a call to Shey to ask. I'm sure you could do it through Tomo's OZ-based custom program. Seen those swallowtails on his Instagram. Probably about same price as XTR too.Does XTR have a Hydroshort template with a swallowtail? Is this possible with the template/concaves?
I emailed Dan about this. The Hydroshort Swallow is available through his AUS custom program, but not through XTR. My customs from AUS was $890 USD. Shipping was supposed to be around $200 in addition.Does XTR have a Hydroshort template with a swallowtail? Is this possible with the template/concaves?
That's an interesting question. I have a had a few Evos in various sizes, and I've always thought of that board as more of a daily driver.Funny someone posted in this thread... I was going to post a question on Tomo Grovelers today.
With conditions being as small as they have been lately, what Tomo design would you say is best suited for Groveling or for small wave conditions? I've always reached for the Evo. Im sure JKB will swear by the GMM2. Any other suggestions on Tomo boards for small wave conditions?
Not at all. My first GMM2 was 4'10 x 18. My new one is 5'1 x 18 1/2. For you, I would do something like 4'11 x 18 1/8 or 5'0 x 18 1/4.......whichever you're more comfortable with. Don't be afraid of the wide tail. It's very nimble on this design.Hmmm. Good info.
I've been riding a friends grovel board and having a lot of fun with it. Its a thick, wide board with a wing and swallow tail. Looks like an egg with a pulled in swallow tail and a wing. It floats extremely well and its super loose. I was getting some nice little turns in on some ankle high waves these past few days and got me thinking about Tomo boards as grovelers and none really came to mind other than the GMM2 and Evo. But i've heard people describe an evo as a board for good waves (like SD Dan said).
I have a small foot, so I was thinking about boards with a not-so-wide tail. Maybe a custom GMM2 is the way to go? @jkb would you think 18 or 18 1/8 is too skinny for a groveler?