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Old 01-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking into possibly getting a Never Summer deck in the future. I mainly just freeride on groomers. I like going fast and doing some hard carves, but i also dont want soo much edge grip that i cant pull off some short fast carves on narrow runs that i need to slide out the tail a bit. I would like something that is somewhat stiff and damp but not something that cant handle sharper turns. No park for me, and i also dont really ever ride powder. Im 5'11" 165lbs and size 11 burton boots with shrinkage tech. Any suggestions on which NS board is right for me? Thanks all
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely the Heritage.
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The Raptor is a nice board too. It's stiff but not over the top to where you can't feel what it's doing. You can't go wrong with either board. NS has a great rep and long warranties
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I'd actually recommend the Cobra especially if you don't ride switch often.

It turns on a dime and is around a mid-stiff flex. Lots of pop and plenty damp. If you come into powder situations, it'll excel in that too.

I ride mainly groomers here on the ice coast. The Cobra is real fun to rail carves on.


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Btw, I'd place you on a 155.


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The Raptor and Cobra are both designed for powder though and I wouldn't suggest them for different reasons, even though Leo does have the advantage of riding everything

I suggest the Heritage 155 as well, I'm sure a similarly sized Cobra would be fine too.
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I didn't care much for the Cobra on groomers.

One of the reasons I went with the Proto.
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I don't either. I'm not really sure what it is about it that I dont like but it is just meh for groomer cruising.

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I didn't care much for the Cobra on groomers.

One of the reasons I went with the Proto.
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I'm the opposite. I found the heritage to be boring on groomers. Super damp and pretty stiff. I will say I was riding a 162 @180lbs though.

OP also mentioned wanting a board that can handle tight radius turns. The Cobra beats the Heritage in agility hands down. I don't think I'd ever choose a Heritage over the Cobra for tree riding for that exact reason.

Groomers is what I mainly ride. Crappy conditions most of the time too. I thoroughly enjoy the Cobra on it.

But I completely agree about powder performance. I had a chance to ride it in about a foot of snow through trees. The Cobra was in its element.


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