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So I'm buying my first set up for the upcoming season and I've decided I want to go with a NS board but I'm torn between The Legacy and Heritage X. I'm 6'4'' 170lbs with a size 12 foot if that makes any difference. I really like to do off-piste stuff and cruise quickly down groomers, just like basic freeriding I guess, but I also want to be able to mess around in the park a little bit. So please fellow shredders help me out!!
 

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i just pickedup the NS heritage. havnt rode it but all the research pointed me towards it. the 2014 r stiffer than 13.i went for the heritage because of the higher dampening but with mid flex it will soak up a lot more vibration than a legacy. heritage is built with better materials also. legacy is more a park board with good pop, but if pop is what u want then go for the proto 2014. if i had a xtra 500 layin around i would get that one to.
 

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I spent most of last season split between a Heritage X and a Proto HDX. Here's my take on the Heritage X http://www.snowboardingforum.com/neversummer/75986-review-2014-neversummer-heritage-x.html

Really though, depending on how much park you plan on doing, the Proto may be the better suited board. If your park riding is only the occasional jumps line, and maybe a box or two, then I'd say the Heritage is good choice. If you think that your park riding will be more significant than that, then I'd go look at the Proto HDX. And now some other folks should be through to tell you how you should avoid NS all together and give you a bunch of other options as well. :)
 

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I spent most of last season split between a Heritage X and a Proto HDX. Here's my take on the Heritage X http://www.snowboardingforum.com/neversummer/75986-review-2014-neversummer-heritage-x.html

Really though, depending on how much park you plan on doing, the Proto may be the better suited board. If your park riding is only the occasional jumps line, and maybe a box or two, then I'd say the Heritage is good choice. If you think that your park riding will be more significant than that, then I'd go look at the Proto HDX. And now some other folks should be through to tell you how you should avoid NS all together and give you a bunch of other options as well. :)
I've read your review, it was one of the reasons I decided on maybe getting the Heritage haha :thumbsup: but my only concern about picking up a heritage is I've heard that it's a really aggressive board and if you aren't on your stuff if can get away from you pretty quickly. I'm not a very experienced rider but I can definitely hold my own but thats just my only concern.

As far as the proto goes, I really don't do much park riding at all. I was planning on maybe hitting a box or two or a jump on the last run of the day. I'm much more of a natural feature kind of guy
 

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I got a legacy. Sounds like a perfect board to you. If you want to go out of bounds more - get heritage. If you plan to hit the park sometime - Legacy.
 

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I've read your review, it was one of the reasons I decided on maybe getting the Heritage haha :thumbsup: but my only concern about picking up a heritage is I've heard that it's a really aggressive board and if you aren't on your stuff if can get away from you pretty quickly. I'm not a very experienced rider but I can definitely hold my own but thats just my only concern.

As far as the proto goes, I really don't do much park riding at all. I was planning on maybe hitting a box or two or a jump on the last run of the day. I'm much more of a natural feature kind of guy
The Heritage definitely is a board that likes to go downhill. That being said, if you can ride a board with confidence and some skill, then the Heritage will be fine for you. Once your legs are worked at the end of the day, then you might notice the board fighting back a little more, but that's about it. Good luck in your decision, but know that if you go Heritage, you're in for a fun ride. :thumbsup:
 
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