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Trust tradition and embrace how it continues to evolve.

There is a continuously evolving winter tradition being crafted with wood, fiberglass, durable P-tex, and rubber—it’s called the Never Summer Heritage Snowboard. Carbon reinforcements fused into the rocker sections of the super-light core create the stable platform suitable for the big-mountain freerider. If you're that guy, then your love for slashing powder doesn't hate on your desire to jib every welcoming feature along the way.
  • NS Superlight core blends ultralight and hard woods to keep you riding hard and long
  • Lightweight carbonium topsheet boosts strength in the ultralight core
  • Carbonium laminate technology features v-shaped carbon rods under the binding inserts to add pop and stability to the super-light core
  • CDS Dampening System features rubber stringers along the edges and under the bindings to increase rebound and dampen vibration without sacrificing flex or adding excess weight
  • R.C. (rocker and camber) technology provides the smooth turns and float of rocker (middle) with stability and pop of camber (outside of binding mounts)
  • Fully wrapped edges reduce the chance of topsheet or base de-lamination and create an exceptionally durable board
  • Never Summer continues to use P-Tex for sidewalls, as well as tip and tail protectors, for durability

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5 5

First impressions

OK, so I've ridden mainly Burton and Lib Tech boards for the past 2 decades and purely based on Never Summer's reputation for building a great product, I figured I'd give them a try. I ordered the Heritage from BC and it just arrived today...it really makes a positive first impression, in fact I was blown away.

As an engineer I'm typically very critical of new boards and their little flaws but on the Heritage the craftsmanship is flawless and it just doesn't feel like a mass produced board. The real test will be in the riding, and I'll add a comment once I've done so, but I'm optimistic right now. :)

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I was up for a few hours today and had a blast; conditions were soft pack and groomers, and this board really performed well. I could hold an edge without any washing out on exits, and the board carved very well.

I rode a Lib Tech Dark Series C2BTX last season and my biggest beef was it's inability to carve and really hold an edge when going fast...that and it weighted a ton. The Magne Traction was too intrusive, especially when on the flats.

The Heritage is a HUGE improvement for both of these; the variable edges they use works much better and it offers progressional grip so the faster and harder you are on an edge, the more it digs. The board is also a lot lighter according to feel on the chairlift, and my bathroom scale.

I'm looking forward to riding this in crud. I know it will do well in fresh powder because of the rocker, but the best thing about the Dark Series was that even after the runs have been tracked and chewed up, and the snow firms up, it plowed through it all. It's an amazing feeling to mow through crud as fast as I'd charge fresh powder, and I'm hoping the Heritage has the same ability.

4 5

Got this board too large :(

This board is insane. A lot stiffer than I had expected. Holds a great edge at moderate speeds and pretty good pop for it being RC. Floats like a boat in the powder though. I am bummed out though because I ordered the 158 when in reality, I should have ordered the 155.

Backcountry won't run a return so I am willing to sell this at 480. Its brand new. Rode it 1 day in the powder.

email me bensaheb@yahoo.com if you are interested. Other than that, I would love to hop on a 155. This board is fucking sweet. just too much for me.

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Why can't you return it? Backcountry's return policy page states: "We have an Unlimited Return Policy: we guarantee complete satisfaction and an unlimited lifetime warranty. If at any time -- now, next month, in 30 years -- you're not 100% satisfied, send your gear back for a full refund. No questions asked."

5 5

Super Clean Detail, Light and Fast, Bomb Proof Build Quality, 3 year warranty, need I say more?

I've been tethered to Burton Custom X's for the last 7 years, love those boards, but needed a change. Had a chance to demo the NS Heritage last year and was blown away, the rocker & camber is a great balance, it's a little more subtle than the Lib Tech's that I've ridden. Vario Power grip is not nearly as serrated as magne-traction, i would say it is in some way similar to the mellow magne-traction on the new Jones snowboards, but it does the job and holds well on ice and variable snow conditions. My biggest hesitation in riding NS in the past was the weight, the boards have been notoriously tank-like (needed to be with a 3-year warranty!) but with the new carbon technology that NS has implemented, the weights are much more manageable. The Heritage is light, fast, responsive and durable, what more could you ask for in high performance snowboard!

With a size 10.5 foot and a 6’-0” frame...

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With a size 10.5 foot and a 6’-0” frame should I go with the 166 Heritage –X or will I be good with the width of the standard 165 Heritage. Weight is 165 and mostly all sled –access backcountry riding.

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I wear a size 11 boot and am riding a regular width Heritage 158. I've never had any problems with toe drag on this or any other regular width board, so I don't think you need the Heritage-X. The only caveat I would add is that I do ride with a fairly wide stance (22.5 inches) and duck-footed angles (+15/-9) both of which help cut down on toe drag a bit. That said, I'll think you'll be fine on a regular Heritage.

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If you are back country powder riding, nothing wrong with a little extra float that the Heritage X provides. Especially with size 11 feet.

5 5

Fast, stable, nimble board. Never Summer rocks!

Got a chance to demo a 2011 version of this board late last spring. I was looking for a stiff, all-mountain board that was a bit more playful than my current deck, and this fits the bill perfectly. This board is definitely on the stiff end. It's softer and more playful than the stiffest big mountain boards, but stiff enough to bomb down all but the steepest double blacks. It handled some jumps and jibbing adequately, but if you are looking for a park board, go elsewhere.

I love how easy this was to manuever. My previous board was a very stiff, aggressive design, and the Heritage is just way more nimble. My impression from riding this board and a similar-flexing cambered board is that the rocker-camber design sacrifices a very small amount of high speed stability for a board that turns more easily and generally feels more nimble. I also noticed that the rockered design never felt "catchy" when going from edge-to-edge down big steeps.

Overall, this board had a great feel. It's perfect for aggressive, all-mountain riders who also want to play in the trees, and maybe hit the occasional jump for sport. I've got a brand new one sitting in my living room, just waiting for the first big snow of the season. Never Summer rocks!

Fast, stable, nimble board. Never Summer rocks!
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I am a newbie looking into riding. I am doing some research on what gear to buy. I have decide to get the NS Heritage board, and cartel bindings. However, I don't know which bindings are compatible; the EST models are for channel and some cartels are for 4x4. I see on your board, you have cartels. Do you know which model and year are they? also, do you need a hardware conversion kit?

Much Thanks

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You don't want the EST Cartels, those are for the Channel binding system on Burton Boards. The standard Cartels should work just fine.

4 5

never what?

I have yet to kiss the snow with this new axe, yet from looks alone this is one absolutely gorgeous board. I live in Denver, and am all about supporting the local peeps, but beyond that, the local peeps are building sticks that compete on the highest level of the world circuit. Something to be proud of for sure! Alas, i will not even think about poppin this boards cherry till i get at least 8 inches of fresh pow on top of that autumn base. I will log in when that happens, but I predict that i will be nothing less than blown away by the R.C., suppose you could chalk that up to my bias view of ridin a home town hero................lol, everything we do from here on out ,is "icing on the cake".