One of my boards is a NS Heritage and what I can tell you is this: I love it a lot because it is very damp and stable but still light and more playful than some other sticks in that category. It also jumps absolutely fine, even though there are better boards for that, of course. The camber sections could be a bit tricky for a beginner but you seem more like an intermediate and after de-tuning the edges a bit you will love it. Quality is prime and the black top sheet looks good. It's one of the less ugly boards in NS's line-up. If you want a freeride board with some freestyle in it, I'd say go for it. If you want a freestyle board with some freeride in it, consider the SL. It's a bit more playful but also less damp.