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1 Deck Quiver Thoughts?

What's up all- long time stalker first time poster. Wanted to get your thoughts on my top 3 choices or any other ideas to throw into the mix.

The facts: 35yo, 6'5" 200lbs 11" boot
Current stick: K2 Ambush 172 (rocked this ride for past 5 seasons as it was the only one that could keep my previous weight 250lbs above the pow).

Looking for a replacement deck this year and have it down to three:

Riding style: Deep, steep, trees, chutes, bowls, screaming down groomers and hitting natural features. Never hit the park anymore.

Want in a board: Stable at high speeds, minimal chatter, less edge catching, quick edge/edge, light, 164 range (nothing sucks more than trying to spin a 172) and still keeps me on top of the pow.

3 choices: NS Heritage 162/165 (could go 165 for extra edge), LT T. Rice C2 BTX 164 and Ride Highlife UL 164.

Each has it's positives what say you? Any other decks you would throw into contention?

Thanks all and it's snowing in the highcountry as I type this, love it!
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Lib Dark----your riding style check check check check check check check
Gnu Billy Goat. Temple Cumings matches your riding style
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i would through the NS Premier F1. kinda sounds like something your looking for. I only have experience with it compared to the boards you listed.
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I have last years Highlife. Ticks all your boxes and I hear the new version is all round better.
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Lib Dark----your riding style check check check check check check check
Gnu Billy Goat. Temple Cumings matches your riding style
Thanks for your input Lstarrasl. Lib Dark is awesome but way to spendy for me. I checked the Billy Goat again for some reason I always thought it was a wider board for some reason. Checking it pretty much has the same specs as what I'm looking for- so I'll have to add it too the mix.
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I always had a pretty big quiver until I got a never summer SL. It just does everything well and now most of the rest of my quiver is for sale. For what you are talking about I would probably say the Heritage in a 161. I am 5'10 200 Lbs and sz 11 boots and I ride a 161 SL. The Premier F1 is another great board and I fell in love with it when I tried one but it is a little more directional than the heritage but it is a super damp super solid ride.


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i would through the NS Premier F1. kinda sounds like something your looking for. I only have experience with it compared to the boards you listed.
Hey CMSbored thanks for the input- only thing about the F1 that would drive me freakin crazy is the pointed tail... for some reason I hate the look when both tip and tail are not symmetrical.
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I have last years Highlife. Ticks all your boxes and I hear the new version is all round better.
Thanks DP- I'm a dad and most of my $$$ goes to the son so it would probably be last year's Spacecraft to save a few bucks. At this point pretty much any tech would be an upgrade from my cambered behemoth!
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I always had a pretty big quiver until I got a never summer SL. It just does everything well and now most of the rest of my quiver is for sale. For what you are talking about I would probably say the Heritage in a 161. I am 5'10 200 Lbs and sz 11 boots and I ride a 161 SL. The Premier F1 is another great board and I fell in love with it when I tried one but it is a little more directional than the heritage but it is a super damp super solid ride.
Saweet thanks for the input Mystic- I'd have to size it up but I don't think I would lose too much EE between a 161 and 164 on the Heritage.

Anybody have any experience ordering online from Jack's Boardhouse? They have a 165 Heritage '11 for $390 which is a hard price to pass up.
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Arbor Coda and element rx two great boards to maybe consider.
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