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|02-01-2012 09:19 AM|
I am actually looking into NS Legacy 163 at the moment. I am riding on the icy east coast (right now its almost 60 degree!!!). My second season, I have an 2009 Arbor Element 161 with custom binding. I just want to try an hybrid board which Legacy is just for fun. My level is intermediate right now. I am 5'11 and 245lbs. You think Legacy will be a fun board to play around with? And I will just use my Arbor as a rock board atm( the thing is pretty beat up due to many encounter with rocks) lol.
|01-31-2012 09:00 PM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
I remember you saying something about the heritage being really responsive when turning or something like that? is that something that I'll have to get used to if I order the Heritage? I'm just not sure right now if there's enough of a difference between the SL and the Heritage for the $50 price change
|01-31-2012 08:48 PM|
Originally Posted by lonerider View Post
From So Cal with the huge Bear Mountain resorts 3 hours away ...
|01-31-2012 08:42 PM|
|,andreas||Big Boulder has been demoing ns's lately. Try to see if you can use one.|
|01-31-2012 08:14 PM|
Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
|01-31-2012 07:46 PM|
If you're going with NS, Proto/SL/Cobra and MAYBE heritage is what I'd look at. If you're a smaller guy like me, the Heritage is almost out of reach at 155cm but go read Snowolf's review. you never know. you might end up on a big mountain and your deck will be able to handle it.
|01-31-2012 07:29 PM|
|01-31-2012 06:20 PM|
|ilikecoupons||I live and snowboard on the east coast, in the Poconos, specifically in resorts. I guess there isn't too much challenging terrain there . I ride all of the trails except double blacks because i find those trails to be too icy to enjoy anything out of the ride. I like to hit natural jumps/jibs and i generally stick to the trail. I thought the SL/Evo/Heritage was more park-oriented as on the site it is more on that side of the scale. After reading the posts, I have been thinking about getting the SL, and then trying on some stiffer boots at a shop and asking them which bindings will fit my budget and board+boots. Hopefully the colors match the board!|
|01-31-2012 03:43 PM|
I've been riding Never Summer boards since 2003, but have mainly stuck with the freestyle oriented models - Evo, multiple SLs and most recently a Proto CT. I do actually have a Summit as well (their tapered/setback powder model).
Compared to other brands... all of the boards in Never Summer lineup are pretty good at riding groomers. The SL is pretty fun on groomers, but I definitely suspect the Heritage or Premier are going to be even better with more dampening (soaks up the vibration an chop) and directional sidecut and flex pattern.
Video of my riding a 2009 SL 155, at the end (around 1:10) you can see that my carved tracks are deep enough to be clearly visible from the chairlift compared to everyone else's tracks.
Of course the best option would be to demo and decide for yourself (link to their demo tour), or email/call Never Summer (firstname.lastname@example.org) just ask them
|01-31-2012 03:13 PM|
Unless your groomers are really long, really wide, and really fast I'd suggest you stick with what Gustov recommended. The SL kills groomers I might add. Maybe even the Heritage. The other boards are for terrain more challenging than groomers.
Keep an eye on the cobra which is made for much more than just groomers but if you ever travel or get a powder day, it might be the ticket
I've bought into the forum hype and have only ridden Never Summers (they sure are durable) mainly, so can't recommend other brands too much but they are out there as well.
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