Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Portugal, Ericeira
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New All mountain board
Hello, I pretend to buy a new board but I am very undecided between Never Summer Legacy and Never Summer Heritage X.
It will be my second snowboard and it will be my first Never Summer.
I didn't Knew Never Summer, while I was reading about snowboards I read so many good things about this boards that I decided to try.
My actual board is a Nitro Prime Taped from 2010 that served me well, I learned with it, however I think it's time to try a new one.
I have no problems doing steep runs I just need to adjust my speed during the turns, I am really trying to improve my switch ride in order to feel more confortable cruising all the mountain at high speeds and on various types of terrain. I already make my first jumps (on straight kickers, I can't rotate yet). The park is not my main objective. But I like to make a visit if I pass near one to try some passages on small kickers (0.5 meters more less) and try some simple straight boxes too. Rails and big jumps are not my intentions.
My main objectives are to cruise all around the mountain at high speed when the conditions allow it (I put my safety always first), I like to ride some powder when available and also like to do some freeride between the trees. I would like to have a board that provide me speed and stability when going on normal steep runs, flat terrain and on moguls terrain, also that provide me good stability when carving (I like to carve on groomed terrain) I want a board that provide at least some minimum security, holding the edge on steep Icy terrain (sometimes this terrain appears on our path and we have to run it). These are my main objectives High Speed and security/stability.
However if possible I would like to have a board that also allow me to perform some new tricks that I am just start practicing like nose and tail press and flat tricks (180º/360º) But these are my secondary objective and I am not confortable with them yet when I am trying to perform them. If possible I would like to have a board that beyond my main objectives also allow me to continue the practice of this.
From what I have read I have seen the Legacy and the Heritage X and I am very undecided, but if your opinion is different I would like to read it.
I am 1.82 meters tall my weight is 74kg and I have a pair of k2 Thraxis size 11.5 US bought last year.
Sorry for my bad english and the long "testament"