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Old 02-14-2013, 07:28 AM   #3141 (permalink)
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Just hope there's not a huge adjustment period to it. My ex-brother-in-law who's got about 6 seasons in said that his riding level went back a whole year in his estimation when he bought a new board last year until he got used to it. I'm confident that won't be the case here, but we'll see I guess.
I would guess a few days based on what I'm seeing with Chomps and his Proto and my experience with new boots/binding setup this season.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:32 AM   #3142 (permalink)
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I would guess a few days based on what I'm seeing with Chomps and his Proto and my experience with new boots/binding setup this season.
I just wonder how the difference in camber/rocker profiles figure into this. I'm going from a full rocker to the Heritage, which also has a much better and faster base. In addition there is a size jump from a 164 to a 166. So I'm curious as to just how different it will feel and whether I'll be catching edges all afternoon or not.

Edit: And I forgot to mention that my old board has a flex of 2 out of 10 on Burton's scale, while the Heritage is a 5.5 on NS's scale. So there's that too...

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #3143 (permalink)
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Just hope there's not a huge adjustment period to it. My ex-brother-in-law who's got about 6 seasons in said that his riding level went back a whole year in his estimation when he bought a new board last year until he got used to it. I'm confident that won't be the case here, but we'll see I guess.
It's shouldn't be that bad at all...a year back is pretty sad, especially for someone with 6 season's in. Take note with your current setup on your binding placements so you can transfer them over easy and it won't feel foreign to you when you ride the first time. I wouldn't mess around with adjusting that until you are comfortable with the new board.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:59 AM   #3144 (permalink)
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When I first rode my NS Sl my riding IMPROVED by a year. There was no adapting. It made everything I like to do easier.

I consider it one of the best purchases I have ever made.
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:07 AM   #3145 (permalink)
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That's interesting and good to hear. Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll be sure to post how it goes sometime after the weekend.
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Haha no doubt. My wife gets home before I do and she said she'll put a bow on it and tell me Happy Valentine's Day, even though I actually bought it, lol.
I just saw some Burton seconds for 50% off. I have to keep telling myself that "No, I don't actually need a Sherlock..." or a Superhero...

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I just saw some Burton seconds for 50% off. I have to keep telling myself that "No, I don't actually need a Sherlock..." or a Superhero...

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I know how you feel. I am tempted to just pick up a cheap Camp 7 from Wiredsport just for the heck of it to see how they ride.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:04 AM   #3148 (permalink)
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Guys, go ahead, I'll allow you to purchase yourself a Valentine's Day present. Just this once.
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Guys, go ahead, I'll allow you to purchase yourself a Valentine's Day present. Just this once.
I would find this acceptable if my wife hacked into your account and posted that...but that is highly unlikely.
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If she's anything like my wife, even IF she said that, you should probably be highly suspicious and not do it.
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