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Old 04-08-2008, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Never Summer Heritage?

Hi there,

Im an intermediate boarder who is looking to buy a good all-terrain board, leaning more towards freeride than park.
Initially I was thinking of getting the Ride TMS, but I read a few reviews from ppl who said that the board handles pretty shakey at high speeds.
The Never Summer Premier seems pretty similar to the Heritage too.

Does anyone have any thought on the NS Heritage board or possibly even point out some other similar boards that I shld also be checking out?

Im 5'9/160-165lbs/size 9/mainly freeride (and a bit of park here and there)
158 shld be the bout right for me, no?

Also what would be best bindings with this board?

Thnks in advance!

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi there,

Im an intermediate boarder who is looking to buy a good all-terrain board, leaning more towards freeride than park.
Initially I was thinking of getting the Ride TMS, but I read a few reviews from ppl who said that the board handles pretty shakey at high speeds.
The Never Summer Premier seems pretty similar to the Heritage too.

Does anyone have any thought on the NS Heritage board or possibly even point out some other similar boards that I shld also be checking out?

Im 5'9/160-165lbs/size 9/mainly freeride (and a bit of park here and there)
158 shld be the bout right for me, no?

Also what would be best bindings with this board?

Thnks in advance!
Basically to sum it all up, Yes.

I would look at the NS SL, Heritage, and Premier. SL if you want an all-mountain deck that can do it all. Heritage for mostly freeride, and the Premier for ever more freeride. The SL will be a little more playful, but if you're looking for something to handle steeps on all out speed runs, look for the Heritage or Premier.

158 is probably about right for your weight.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if you get the heritage, post a review. i've been ogling that deck for several months now, as it looks perfect for my riding style.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply.

I think I've narrowed it down to the Never Summer SL and Never Summer Heritage.

Just a another question, if I get the SL and plan to do more freeride than park with it, should I get it in 158 as opposed to a shorter size? Most ppl would generally choose 155 for park use I presume. Would a longer 158 SL board handle freeride just as well as the Heritage in 158?

I just want to be more flexible so I have more possibilities to expand my riding stlye.

Also both boards are kinda expensive! I dont think I can afford a park board AND a freeride board!


Found some customer reviews on the SL:
Never Summer SL Reviews

And reviews on the Heritage:
Never Summer Heritage Snowboard from Backcountry.com


Hmmm, cant quite decide. They both seem excellent boards...

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:49 AM   #5 (permalink)
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How about the Legacy? It's got a little more range than the Heritage (My "dream" board" btw)


I just haven't seen the need to replace my T5 yet
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The legacy does look very nice too XD and sort of in between the SL and Heritage.
Its kinda wide though, almost a bit too wide for me. I have only size 9 feet.
The SL and Heritage are almost identical in size:


Size Waist Edge Sidecut Nose/Tail
Heritage 158 25.4 124 786 30.0
SL 158 25.3 123 800 29.8
Legacy 159 26.4 123 810 31.0

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The SL isn't as much a 'park' board, it's more of a playful all-mountain board. So it's going to be alittle easier to butter and press than the heritage. Both boards would have plenty of pop. Also keep in mind Never summers are known for being alittle more stiff than listed, so ya, I would think a 158 SL would be a good fit for you.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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thnx scottland that really helped me out. i think ill be getting the SL then XD

Ok, now that I have my board, what bindings would work well with the SL?
I always rented equipment so i never really thought about this XD

Is it better to get bindings that complement the board or the boots? or vice-versa?
I hope you see what I mean.

I havent bought boots yet so I guess it leaves me with plenty of options

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Old 04-10-2008, 10:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd find boots before bindings.. but I wear size 11's and my boots ended up being size 12 in Burtons, so I needed to go to a size XL binding (K2 Cinch CTS).. I think that if I chose other boots, it could have put them at size L, but YMMV.

don't skimp on the binding with your new NS board, taken care of, your NS board will last and last. Might as well get some bindings that will go the distance with it.
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Size 9 boots are right on the border between M/L and L/XL for most binding companies, so just like 01NST5 said, I would find boots first, then buy your bindings. It would suck to buy bindings, and then find out they are too big/small for your boots.

As for bindings, Rome 390s, or Union Forces would both be a great choice.
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