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I've put 10 days on my legacy-r and at this point it is the best board I've ever owned. It's stable at any speed and holds edges on any terrain. Having owned top of the line boards from burton, lib-tech, arbor, K2 and others I can say that the rocker that Never Summer has put in on their boards is the most significant improvement I have seen in snowboard development in the past 5 years. The fact that Never Summer gives a 3 year warranty can't be over looked either. I went back and forth between this and Lib Tech's skunk ape and it was Never Summer's warranty that sold me. I loved my old Lib Tech but it was dead after a season and a half. With the rocker keeping your nose and tail up you can go down a size and not get bogged down in powder. Or you can keep the same size and hit powder like you were on a larger board, which is what I would recommend.
Great board. I had a Legacy 170 a few years ago and sold it to a friend. I have missed it ever since. I bought the 2008 166 and I love it. Never Summer's have always been fun to ride but the new R&C makes them even better. Rocker is the new black!
My new favorite board
I have this board in a 166 and a 174. You can't beat the quality of any board made by Never Summer! The 166 is by far my favorite board I own and ride it in all types of conditions. The 174 is great if you are tall and in deep powder. The rocker camber on this years model is amazing! If you do a wide range of styles on the mountain and need a wide board that is still very responsive than this is a perfect board for you!
I have size 10 1/2 boots, and can't deceide...
I have size 10 1/2 boots, and can't deceide between this and the heritage. I like the idea of the reverse camber but not sure if getting a first generation anything is a good idea. I like riding everything but really enjoy the mogoul fields (guess it's from my skiing roots) and I'm worried because it's a mid wide and won't be as fast edge to edge. Any thoughts would help.
if you look at the waist width it's actually a full wide board. I have one and i can tell you it is wide, not mid-wide. Try an SL-R, it has the waist width of a mid-wide
Best board I have ever ridden
I've been snowboarding for 12 years. Up until this year I've been riding a wide board. I purchased the legacy after doing a lot of research. Its moderate width is perfect, and is much more responsive than my previous snowboards. The rocker helps a great deal in the powder. As opposed to leaning way back to prevent a nose dive, you can stay more centered on the board, which more comfortable and gives you more control. I highly recommend this board and also the gnu riders choice btx. Rocker/banana boards are the latest and greatest out there, do not make the mistake of buying a new snowboard that doesn't have this technology!
Does anyone know how stiff this board is...
Does anyone know how stiff this board is ... compared to the Lib Tech Skunk Ape BTX?
They are going to have very similar flex.
Amazing. Get this board, and ride the hell out of it.
Best stick I have ridden ever. I'm not much for the park scene but I'm sure it could handle most of it. This is the most dialed in board on the market. If your into strictly park I would go with the revolver r instead. Never Summer makes the most durable, best boards on the market. Bar none.