Originally Posted by Fredlicious
Hey guys, thanks for all the responses so far!
On the Raptor, it looks better and better the more I look at it.
I had not given much consideration to the Cobra only because the reviews that I read were not as glowing as some of the other NS boards.
What about the board makes it more of a powder board than the Heritage? The reviews on the TheGoodRide seem to imply the Cobra is better for groomers while the Heritage is built to float on powder. It's also worth noting that, while the snow in Big Bear is always thin and powder-less, Mammoth and Breck can (and have been) better in that regard, and I spend much more time in the latter locations than the former.
you will find a lot of glowing reviews of the cobra on this forum... even some by people who have never ridden it!
Heritage is a directional (update:corrected) twin, which the nose and tail are the same shape. Cobra has a directional shape with a more upturned nose and spade tail to life the nose and sink the tail to help keep you on top of deep powder.