Sorry, it's kind of hard to tell which board you're talking about when. Maybe a little more detail.
Meanwhile, I have a Ride Manic (normal camber) and a 2010 Heritage (vario-whatzit). I definitely notice the difference. It's not that one is necessarily better than the other, they just behave differently.
In retrospect, "Let's get the goat drunk"
should have been my cue to leave the party.