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Old 03-28-2013, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all:

I'm trying to decide what my next stick will be...early xmas present...actually shopping the leftover sale rack now.

I am looking for something that is more stable at higher speeds (read: getting better riding..lol) and has more damping than my supple park board, as I've already gotten into trouble with this issue getting chattery...and it's time to try other things in other places.

I'm a bigger guy, 6' 220. Size 13...I'm going to need a mid-wide and do not have the opportunity to try these out here.

So, I'm looking for opinions on the Heritage X and Legacy (or SL for you smaller-footed folk). I'd like to stick with NS because they're actually one of those US companies making stuff with people, which is near and dear to my heart, and they have a killer warranty and reputation.

I know, I'm not looking for "what board should I buy", I'm just trying to get honest opinions from those who own one of these alerady and are willing to share.

I'm just afraid that the Heritage is a little too "big mountain" for what I have...which is east coast groomed ice (usually), with some dust here and there.

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm just afraid that the Heritage is a little too "big mountain" for what I have...which is east coast groomed ice (usually), with some dust here and there.

Thanks!
Don't have a Heritage, but have an SL and a Raptor. I live an hour and change south of Blue Mountain, PA. I"ve ridden several PA mountains as well as Vermont.

The Heritage is NOT too "big mountain" for the east coast. I thought the same for the Raptor, but ended up finding it's edge hold ideal for the conditions we ride in over here. East coast hardpack is half a step away from real ice IMO.

Since you seem to already have a park board, there's no reason to not get the Heritage. Especially when the conditions get crappy here, I like the combined dampness and stiffness of the Raptor, which helps me keep higher speeds in not so ideal conditions such as rutted out groomers.

The SL's great too, but that's my "park" board and the occasional tree run. For any kind of hard charging, I go for the Raptor.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I say go for the Heritage. I had one and now have a Status Uno which is pretty much a rebranded SL. As the previous poster said you've got a softer park board so you may as well step it up a bit. And I ride very similar conditions, the Heritage will handle them fine.
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Heritage or Proto.
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Big guy with a Heritage X riding in Michigan. Mostly groomers and ice. It's fucking awesome.
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I would also suggest the Heritage X. I don't live on the east coast, but out here in the PNW, I've ridden mine on just about every type of terrain and snow you can think of and it's held up incredibly well.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default thank you for sharing your thoughts...

Hey thanks everyone who shared. I guess it's going to be the...Heritage X after all.

Prob. won't get to try it out this year....got some time in on Friday it was nice out here. Not sure if we're going to make it much longer due to rain, etc.

Not too bad for me though, dislocated elbow on March 2...so it was my first "recovery ride" since then...with hinged brace on my leading arm and all. (I actually cancelled my Physical Therapy appointment to go ride...)

Not too comfy with getting on and off any features...so I kept it simple...lol.

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