For me the big difference in feel is when I unweight the board sligtly. On the Ride I still feel like I'm "on" the ends of the board so I have to make sure I tilt to avoid an edge-catch but on the Heritage I feel like I'm balanced on something in the middle of the board. The pivot is different. Also on the Ride, edge engagement and turning are linear, but on the Heritage you get more bite and more turn than you expect as you apply more pressure.
I hate the parts between winter