When you look at the new Heritage from Never Summer the thing that should catch your eye will be the new top-sheet. This new textile top-sheet just makes it stand out. But inside it are the inner workings of a big mountain freestyle beast. I had the pleasure of putting this deck through the ringer on what could only be described as an epic powder day to most. Here’s how it rode for myself.
Board: Never Summer Heritage
Camber Option: R.C. Technology which utilizes a cambered zone in the tips and reverse between the feet.
Bindings: K2 Formulas
Angles: 18 negative 15 goofy
Boots: K2 T1 DB size 10
My Weight: 165
Resort: Breckenridge and Copper
Conditions: Overcast and shitty and bluebird and deep pow.
Preconceived Notions: This is one of the few decks in the NS line I haven’t been on since they incorporated their R.C. Technology and Vario Power Grip into it. I was expecting this deck to haul ass and be solid on steeps and dropping things.
Flex: Past the middle of the road in the all mountain spectrum but not as stiff as the Raptor.
Stability: Once again this deck has the smooth damp ride that NS decks are known for you could run over a Moose with this thing and you’d think you ran over a garden hose.
Ollies/Pop: It had an OK amount of snap for popping rollers and blasting over rocks and drops. But this board wasn’t built to win high ollie contests.
Butterability: Buttering in pow was a lot of fun on this thing.
Cruising: Oh you could rail a turn on this thing and never have to worry about if you weren’t locked in. Edge to edge this thing transitioned smoothly and effectively.
Jibbing: Does destroying this on a rock count?
Rider in Mind: The guy that doesn’t want to go as directional as the Premier F1 or as stiff and hard charging as the Raptor.
Personal Thoughts: Now some people heard about the unfortunate demise of my Heritage back in February when I hit a rock under 3 feet of pow and pushed the base up into the top-sheet. Just to let everyone know I had a prototype that had a different core that wasn’t as structurally sound as what the production ones will get. Now other than decimating mine this board was a lot of fun for charging lines and dropping rocks and cliffs. Definitely a top contender as a new freeride favorite.
What They Say: Like the freeride inspired Raptor, the new Carbonium Series Heritage is equiped with the new NS SuperLight woodcore and extensive carbon reinforcement (Carbonium Laminate Technology) to power this big mountain free-style board anywhere on the mountain. Super snappy, yet powerful and lightweight, the Heritage is comfortable charging full speed down groomers, in the trees, or slaying the park with absolutely no sacrifice in quality and durability. This is a truly versatile all mountain freestyle machine! Equipped with improved Carbonium topsheet.