So I managed to get myself on a NS 161 Legacy today. Mind you, I ride a 151 Rome Graft. I like butter like a KFC biscut. I thought this NS monster was going to chew me up and spit me out. 10cm longer, much wider, a boatload stiffer, and quite a bit heavier and my little Graft. I thought I was going to die when I first strapped in.
To make a long story short, the Legacy blew me away. Yeah, it was stiff. Not a freestyle deck, at all
. Like, don't even think about putting "Legacy" and "butter" in the same sentence. But somehow it still seemed to maintain a great deal of agility for it's size. It was so
stable at speed, and so
smooth cutting through any bumps, ice, etc in the snow. I basically felt like I was riding my sofa down the mountain. Just sit back, relax, crack a beer, and there really isn't anything else to worry about it. It did make a slight chatter when I ran over some little 12-year old skier girl who had this big ole yard sale in front of me. But aside from that one little glitch, the Legacy just plowed through everything as smooth as...well, butter.