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Old 02-22-2013, 06:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
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As I read, the Cobra sits in between the SL & Heritage in terms of flex, damp, etc.

But I have read mixed reviews about the Cobra....
Choices... choices....

Many Cobras are available in USA right now.

I think for me the downer is the graphics... not big fan of having a big snake head on my topsheet....

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:46 AM   #12 (permalink)
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As I read, the Cobra sits in between the SL & Heritage in terms of flex, damp, etc.

But I have read mixed reviews about the Cobra....
Choices... choices....

Many Cobras are available in USA right now.

I think for me the downer is the graphics... not big fan of having a big snake head on my topsheet....
Cobra is a good board. Might not live up to all the hype it received (especially on this forum), but as a one-board all-mountain quiver killer it can be a great choice. Like with any do-all board, there are some compromises and it is a bit of a 'Jack of many trades and master of none'. My main concern with recommending it actually is that it can encourage/reinforce some bad riding habits, so it is better suited for at least intermediate riders who are aware of technique issues and/or or people who are getting coaching/lessons.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:38 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Never summer makes great boards. You wont be disappointed by the quality.

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks, thought about the Heritage, but how is it edge to edge and turnability? The GoodRide reviewed it as not so easy turning? I was looking for something a bit more playful than my SuperModelX.
I had the same reservations as you, and I trusted a few guys here and went with the Heritage and let me tell you, that thing turns easy as hell. Easier than my previous board, which The Good Ride has rated two more stars in terms of turnability. So, as stated, don't read too much into that source.

Go with the Heritage, you will not regret it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks, appreciate the input.

Turnability is important to me. I like my SMX but it feels wide... because it is... but good for POW

Looks like it will be Heritage 155....
Any other thoughts?

Think prices will drop again in mid March? I have zero clue about NS prices. I buy lots of Burtons because aside from being great boards... CustomX & X8, around now the Burton Innsbruck shop has the 30% sale action.
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I had the same reservations as you, and I trusted a few guys here and went with the Heritage and let me tell you, that thing turns easy as hell. Easier than my previous board, which The Good Ride has rated two more stars in terms of turnability. So, as stated, don't read too much into that source.

Go with the Heritage, you will not regret it.
Yeah, I am starting to question the GoodRide's ratings. They have my X8 as 2* soft and Custom FV as 3*.... my son has the FV and it is no way softer than the X8... Well... maybe different guy sitting behind the keyboard knocking out the stars....
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Thanks, thought about the Heritage, but how is it edge to edge and turnability? The GoodRide reviewed it as not so easy turning? I was looking for something a bit more playful than my SuperModelX.
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Yeah, I am starting to question the GoodRide's ratings. They have my X8 as 2* soft and Custom FV as 3*.... my son has the FV and it is no way softer than the X8... Well... maybe different guy sitting behind the keyboard knocking out the stars....
I found that you are better off to go with their typed up "In Depth Reviews" than the star/snowflake system. Like anything else, use this as simply one source and check out as many reviews as you can before making your decision. That's what I did and was pleased with the results.
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Thanks, overlooked it... just had a quick read and looks great!
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I'm only an intermediate rider and can't yet fully appreciate everything the board can do, but it was still amazing how awesome the thing rode compared to my old Burton.
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Thanks, thought about the Heritage, but how is it edge to edge and turnability? The GoodRide reviewed it as not so easy turning? I was looking for something a bit more playful than my SuperModelX.
I am similar size/style as you (aggressive freeride, limited park but like kickers/switch), own a Heritage and find it incredibly easy to turn (especially compared to my old cambers). I have ridden other RC's but found the Heritage's combo of edge-to-edge quickness and stability perfect for my style of riding. I found the Good Ride star ranking incongruous with the text in the same review...

"Despite the Never Summer Heritage’s damp aggressive design and wide waist it is very easy to turn. The side cut and camber/rocker contribute to making this board perform a lot better when leaning into a turn. You can transfer from edge to edge very well." Good Ride review

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