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jkc350z 11-07-2012 09:23 PM

SL or Heritage?
Hey All -

I know this is has been asked a lot and i've done as much searching as possible, but just want to get some confirmation.

This season will be my 4th season. I would say I am a decent intermediate rider. Usually hit up local mountains (east coast) and did colorado once (Keyston, A-basin and Vail)...all of which I did fine with. I do a lot of groomers, trees, and just hitting whatever is on the mountain. I don't really ever go to the park, maybe just play around here or there.

So I am sort of undecided between the SL and the Heritage. I'd rather have the freestyle/freeride ability of the heritage, but do not know if I'd be better off with the more forgiving SL. The heritage may be too much board for me?

I have the Evo right now, but its just not damp enough for doing a lot of carving in crud and pow. I will be selling it. Finally, I'd either be buying last years model SL for a good price or this years heritage.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!

ShredLife 11-07-2012 09:31 PM

heritage. carbonium topsheet ftw.

i have both and the SL is my rock board now. i'm 150# and i can butter a i55 heritage. its not too much board for you.

jkc350z 11-07-2012 09:34 PM

whats the upsides of the carbonic top sheet other than looking cool and being scratch resistant?

ShredLife 11-07-2012 09:41 PM

it makes the board lighter for sure, snappier in my head at least, and i think you could build a big lego city on it and ride it around.

there is really nothing wrong with the SL, its just that the heritage is better. better for pointing it thru chunder or crud by far. better on landings by a little. better at bombing it - although the SL is very damp.

jkc350z 11-07-2012 09:47 PM

Is the Heritage a lot more stiff than the SL? Although I do like to just do downhill carving and taking what the mountain has, I don't do anything crazy backcountry freerides. On the other hand, I just don't go to the park very often. ALso, don't see POW very often as well.

So, I don't want to feel like I'm lugging around on a serious board that I cannot control or is "too much board" and not have it be fun.

I hope that makes sense...

ShredLife 11-07-2012 10:00 PM

makes sense - but no, the heritage is not much stiffer. it is snappier, more responsive. the sl is a little mushy in its dampness, the heritage is not. if THAT makes any sense :p

heritage is faster too..

they have two boards stiffer and more freeride oriented than the heritage in the lineup...

jkc350z 11-07-2012 10:15 PM

it does...thanks for the feedback. I weight 140 and plan on getting the 155 as well. Hopefully I can put down some butters as well.

Is the Heritage heavier than the SL?

ShredLife 11-07-2012 10:24 PM

its lighter - at least mine is... my heritage is also one year newer.

jkc350z 11-07-2012 10:38 PM

thanks for the just gotta decide..last years SL brand new for $400 or this years heritage at full price...

what did u mean by the SL being your rock board?

linvillegorge 11-07-2012 10:43 PM

Another vote for the Heritage.

IMO, there's just not enough difference between the Evo and the SL to rationalize having them both. If you have an Evo already, spring for a Heritage. I have an Evo and a Heritage. The SL is basically half way between them in terms of stiffness.

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