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Old 07-09-2012, 01:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I'm looking forward to my 2nd season snowboarding this coming winter. After I got down the snowboarding basics I really enjoyed seeing how fast I could make it down the mountain then trying to go down faster. I tried out a never summer 2012 SL 158 and Heritage X 159 and liked them both. I am looking to buy my first board. I know I want a Never Summer just want the one that halls the most balls. I've been looking at 2013 SL, Heritage, and Cobra. Is there a clear winner of the fastest or is there a faster model that I'm not looking at? I do sometimes follow my friends into trees and pow but really want a spped demon down grooms. Also I am 6'1 207lbs and size 11 foot, if that plays any part. Thanks for y'all help.
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Of the boards you listed the Heritage is the most 'balls to the wall', SL and Cobra are both slightly slower, flexier, and more playful.
But from your described riding style (and assuming that you want an NS board) it sounds like you should check out the Premier F1 or even the Raptor - those are the real 'haul ass' boards in the NS range.
However, considering that this will be your first board and only your second season riding the Heritage might be a safer choice, both because it is more versatile (your riding preferences might change after just bombing down the mountain for a while...) and more forgiving (Premier and even more so the Raptor will punish any mistake).
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Slow the fuck down before you become a statistic you have no business pushing the limits of any board unless it has cross country wax on it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you want fast you don't want a NS.
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The one you point down the slope the straightest.
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Once you develop solid skills you can go very fast on any board that is a little on the stiffer side.

Thing is although thats your aim right now bombing runs gets boring fast so get a board that can do other things too.

By the end of next season you will probably find the joy of powder of get into the park more. Get something versatile so you can grow with it and won't need to replace it next year.

The SL or herritage would be good IMO (since you want an NS).

You don't need a wide with size 11s.

Oh and don't bomb runs too fast until you have real control, many people get messed up, or even worse hit a little kid or a woman when they are bombing out of control.

You kill yourself bombing, thats your choice, but don't put others at risk.
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is there much of a difference in forgiveness between the Heritage and the Raptor? I found it pretty easy to just cruise on the Heritage, and if it feels pretty much like the Heritage then the 2012-13 Raptor will be the one for me.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Get a donek saber and throw a baseplate on it for the fun of it.... Might as well do it right if you wanna go fast. Stay off the green groomers, stick to blacks or blues. If you can't bomb a blue you shouldn't be bombing a green, yo probably don't have the control if something goes wrong...
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:49 AM   #10 (permalink)
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One thing not mentioned is getting a bigger board, bigger boards go faster!.
A smaller board will handle like this thing @ break neck speeds.
Where as the same model of board in a larger size will handle more like this @ the same speed.

Smaller boards are far less stable going fast, & you tend to feel the all the bumps.
Bigger boards eat up the bumps & crud & plow through almost everything.

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