It is a great board man, get it, shred it, you wont regret it! It is a hell of a lot more playful than your heritage. I would compare it more of the Proto than the heritage. I just now saw BA's review and pic of it with the blown edge and it looks like it still held up fine! Didnt crack or delam even with that sharp bend. I have the 2011 version and I dont know what the difference is and what they changed. I can tell you right now though, that 2012 graphic looks ugly compared to the '11 graphics!