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NS - Heritage vs Cobra - should $200 make a difference?

So after about 2 weeks of reading all the reviews on here I have decided to purchase a Never Summer Heritage with Flow NX2-GT bindings. I usually ride groomed trails... not by choice. I live in socal... I hit the occasional jump but no parks. When I was searching for the Heritage online I came across a brand new Cobra on sale for $340 which is about $200 less then sticker. I know the Cobra is designed more for powder but I am wondering how big of a difference it will be and if its worth the $200 difference.

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Cobra is actually an all mountain board that also does well in pow. It is not a pow-specific board at all. Heritage is way too stiff for socal. Cobra, Proto, SL are what you should be looking at.

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I would jump on that cobra for 340. I can't find any new NS boards for less than 5 bills. I'm also thinking about the Cobra X if I can ever find a deal on one.
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Thanks Triple. Sounds like Cobra will work for me after all. Out of curiosity what is a stiffer board better for? Also I weigh 215 with a 10.5 size boot. The size charts say I need a wide board for my weight. Do you agree?


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What size is the board on sale? And where did you find it? That's a good deal.
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6'
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Should I go with cobra 161 wide or 164 regular
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The regular width is the same width as my Custom X 168 and I have no problem on that with size 12s. You should be fine on the regular with 10.5s, it is 25.5 wide. I think the wide is more for like size 12 and up, I wouldn't bother with it if my feet were that small. You could probably do the 161 at your size, 164 might be a little overkill. I'm 6' and more like 235 after having knee problems, but I'm jogging and hope to be down to 215 in a few months. I'm going for the 163 wide if I find it on sale.
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Should I go with cobra 161 wide or 164 regular
I don't think you need a wide. And if 161 reg is available I'd go for that. But it's all about feel, how comfortable you are with a larger board etc. If you think you'll be using it in a lot of pow then 164 would be fine but you say mainly all mountain in socal so I'd go smaller if doable. But again personal preference etc...
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I don't think you need a wide. And if 161 reg is available I'd go for that. But it's all about feel, how comfortable you are with a larger board etc. If you think you'll be using it in a lot of pow then 164 would be fine but you say mainly all mountain in socal so I'd go smaller if doable. But again personal preference etc...
Thanks. My old k2 spitfire was a 160 and it felt pretty good so I am going to go with the 161. The only reason I was considering 164 or wide was because of ns sizing chart. I attached it... As you can see it says I am too heavy for 161.

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Never mind. I guess pnp fileds won't attach. Well if you want to see the chart it's on evo.com


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