Never Summer Heritage & Heritage X - 2011


For 2011 the Heritage returns after a complete makeover. Now featuring a Carbonium topsheet and Carbonium laminates the Heritage is an absolute beast of a freestyle snowboard. If you want to smoke the pipe, lay down chin touching carves and boost off backcountry booters on one board then the Heritage ticks all of the boxes. I think I speak on behalf of everyone at Snowboard-Review when I say the Eagle graphics are a very stylish addition… although a little 2010 Lib Tech Travis Rice… damn, did I type that?

Manufacturer's Description:

Like the freeride inspired Raptor, the new Carbonium Series Heritage is equipped with the new NS SuperLight woodcore and extensive carbon reinforcement (Carbonium Laminate Technology) to power this 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. This is a truly versatile all mountain freestyle machine! Equipped with improved Carbonium topsheet.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding Very high cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2011

Available Lengths (cm):
155, 158, 160, 162, 165, 156W, 159W, 163W, 166W

Riding Style: All Mountain


RC rocker / camber profile
Carbonium topsheet
Carbonium Laminate Technology
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass
Bi-Lite Fiberglass
NS SuperLight Wood Core
CDS Damping System
Sintered P-tex Sidewall
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 base
P-tex Tip and Tail Protection
Full Wrap Metal Edge
3 year warranty

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What colour is powder?

Portland Pete on January 29, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Thought I would share my thoughts on the Heritage since I just purchased one for myself this year.

First some quick stats,

I’m 6’ 2”, 180 lbs, U.S. size 13 boot(Burtons with shrinkage tech, so more like a size 12).  Stance is regular with +12 on the front and -6 on the back.  I ride the Heritage X in a 163cm.

I’m primarily an all-mountain freestyle/freeride rider, but I do enjoy hiting the park from time to time as well.

I really love the way this board rides.  Edge to edge it is quick and responsive.  The vario sidecut combined with the R.C. profile work perfectly together.  The carbonium topsheet is a really nice touch as well.  Love the way it looks.  This board is also very light and pops off jumps and rollers with ease.  It is very damp and stable at high speeds and can handle all kinds of different snow conditions.  I’ve ridden on groomed soft-packed runs, powder, tracked-out bumpy snow, hard-pack and ice, and the Heritage had no problems with any of it.

This is my first board with rocker, and I really love having the combination of rocker under my feet, and camber outside of each foot.  Until this season, I have only ever ridden cambered boards.  I have owned 3 Never Summer boards before this(2 Premiers, and a Legacy).  I was always impressed with the stable ride and edge hold of these boards, and wasn’t sure how different the R.C. profile would feel.  After riding a few days now, I feel that the classic Never Summer performance is still there, and is actually improved upon.  I think Never Summer have done a great job of taking the best aspects of camber and rocker, and combining them into a profile that really works well for all around riding.  You get the added maneuverability, easy turn initiation, and float from the rocker, while the camber gives you that nice snap out of turns and pop off of jumps.

I think if you’re an intermediate to advanced rider who leans towards charging down groomers, riding powder, and flying off rollers and natural kickers, you will love this board.  I think it will work great in the park for jumps, but maybe a litlle too stiff for rails, boxes, presses and butters.  If that’s more your focus I would go with the Evo or Revolver.  Still, I think if your going to choose one board that can pretty much do it all, the Heritage is a great choice.