HERITAGE: Like the freeride inspired Raptor, the new Carbonium Series Heritage is equipped with the new NS SuperLight woodcore and extensive carbon reinforcement (CC Laminate Technology) to power his big mountain freestyle 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.
HERITAGE X: A wide version of the original.
Carbonium Laminate Technology
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass
NS uperLight Wood Core
CDS Damping System
Sintered P-tex Sidewall
Durasurf XT intered 501 base
P-tex Tip and Tail Protection
Full rap Metal Edge
Flex: 5.5 out of 10
Damp: 7 out of 10
Waist: 25.4 CM
Edge: 124 CM
Sidecut: Vario 743
Tip/Tail: 30.0 CM
Camber Configuration: Rocker between the bindings with area of aggressive camber under the bindings.
Boot size: 8.5 US
Stance: Regular, 22 inches +15 /-15
General riding background:
Been riding for just over 6 years now and I would consider myself an advanced free rider (not expert yet) with good carving skills and all around back country experience. Can handle trees, steeps, crud, ice, powder, moguls and anything mother nature throws my way with relative ease and make decent turns doing it. I frequently climb Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams in the spring and summer to get my summer turns.
As for general freestyle and park skills, I am a low intermediate who can hit small to medium tables up to 15 feet no problem (straight air with basic Indy or Method grab) Easy boxes doing 50/50 and starting to explore board sliding but no hand rails or fancy tricks on boxes yet. I ride the 18 foot Super Pipe up to the lip (not getting out yet) competently and with ease. I have my 180`s down all 4 directions solid on small hits; working on 360`s. My biggest limitation for park skills comes from a deathly fear of heights so no going big or gnarly cliff drops are in my future (at least not on purpose).
I am an instructor who rides and works 50+ days a season not counting summer and fall back country. I ride in any condition in any weather and prefer the off piste to groomers although laying down hard carves on firm, fresh corduroy is a nice treat when the off piste is boiler plate with embedded death cookies.
Pictures of the board before mounting the bindings:
Closeup of topsheet graphics and Carbonium material
Side view of the hybrid rocker and camber
Actual riding reviews to follow.