Colorado born and bred.
The guys at Never Summer know that, much like as the Rockies are to other mountains, your feet are just plain bigger than the average rider's. That's OK though, thanks to the Heritage X Wide Snowboard. This all-mountain freeride beast is designed to help you haul ass down groomers and float easily in the deep snow without ever having to worry about your toes dragging.
Never Summer's Original Rocker Camber profile features rocker between the bindings for a catch-free feel on hardpack and float in pow, with camber outside the bindings to maintain pop and power. Carbonium Laminate Technology uses an advanced carbon matrix in the fiberglass to reduce weight while increasing response and strength. The Carbonium Damping System (CDS) uses rubber foils to absorb vibrations without sacrificing response for a smoother ride. Never Summer's signature Vario Power Grip sidecut uses additional contact points to help you hold and edge on even the iciest of slopes.
- Rocker between the inserts with camber outside the bindings
- Twin shape
- Vario Power Grip sidecut
- Carbonium laminate and Bi-Lite fiberglass
- CDS dampening system
- NS Superlight wood core
- Durasurf XT sintered base
- Carbonium topsheet
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Greatest all mountain board ever made
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I really can't complain about this at all. the rocker camber took a few runs to get used to from a conventional camber board, but after that this stick is sick. It is super wide, I don't feel any toe or heel drag with my size 12s. But, it feels really quick edge to edge on any terrain. It is great in thick heavy snow, it is great on groomers, and it is unbelievable in back country. I think Never Summer has outdone themselves this time!
at 6'2" 250lbs and with 13's would you...
at 6'2" 250lbs and with 13's would you recommend the 163 or 166? My previous board is a 163.
The Never Summer Heritage X Snowboard is an American Icon as patriotic as John Denver, John Adams, or that stuntdriver Don Cheadle dresses up as in Ocean's 13.
I don't have to tell you that you are a big dude. I am sure you are aware of that. The truth is that above 160 your size is less important when deciding which board to buy than your intended use. If you are looking to make this an all-mountain/all-purpose board I would encourage you to stick to the 163cm so you maintain a good combination of power (speed and float) and mobility (tight turning radius). If you want to use this as a devoted backcountry/big mountain board I would jump up to the 166 so you, like the great JD himself, can stay "Rocky Mountain High."