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Never Summer Legacy Freeride Review

Never Summer Legacy


Description
The Legacy's added width fits the need of bigger riders without sacrificing quickness and maneuverability. Its Poplar wood core provides a solid platform for ultimate control.


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Review Date
February 25, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: Broc ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
Bought my never summer legacy along with forum Shaka bindings and ride Hy-Phy boots and am really happy I did. Awesome setup for all-mountain riding and the quality is top notch. I've put this board though some serious abuse and there is hardly a scratch on it.

PROS
-quality
-rocker/chamber system is awesome. The rocker center EATS powder and the chambered ends store massive pop!
-speed and control
-very smooth, the dampening system under the bindings is awesome. Never any speed vibrations.
-flex (medium) is perfect. playful enough for butters, rigid enough for high speeds and bombing bowls.

CONS
-none

Similar Products Used:
Burton, nitro


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Review Date
December 27, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: wtfbbq2 ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
Effortless turn initiation, this board goes where your head is looking. It may seem a little loose initially, but turn on the speed cut hard/cut soft doesn't matter this board sticks it and soaks up chop at any speed I had no problem keeping up with skiers. The edges are a little hard to find and can seem sloppy until you pick up serious speed and carve deep, this is an amazing board that is playful and flexible at slow speeds and tight/responsive at high speed. Once you find the edges this thing carves up down all around in tiny circles. The more energy you put into this board the more energy it puts out. Butterfly-Rocker/Camber rocks out! I am 6ft 190lbs on a 161 legacy-R and the board is a little small but I enjoy a board I can over-steer and this monster holds everything I throw at it!

Similar Products Used:
Not quite the same pristine feel of the Burton CustomX but the 161Legacy is wider and a little heavier than the 165customX wide.


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Review Date
January 11, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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2.25 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: marq ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
This is the best board money can buy. I have ridden since 1989, I have tried every major brand out there, & NOTHING compares to Never Summer. I have ridden legacy's for the last 9 years. In spring of 99 before a trip to HCSC at Mt Hood I got my 1st Legacy & since I would never consider another brand. Since I have had 2 more and I am about to buy my 4th. I started on a 156 then moved up to 159 (had two of them) & Now as I get older (& wider myself), I am stepping up to a 161. It dominates the park, screams on groomers, & cuts pow like a hot knife thru butter. It holds its edge at warp speeds on the hardest pack, & never chatters. It is so snappy & has such a great pop, & When you lay it down on this board you stomp it with authority. When things got squirrelly, this board has saved my ass from some gnarly crashes on some of the hardest landings you can imagine by holding when it has to but giving when its needed its almost like its just "knows". Do your self, & your riding the best favor you could ever wish for… buy a legacy.

Customer Service:
I have never had a issue with any of my legacy that I would call a defect. The bases have taken rail after rail, & rock after rock with no issue. The only problem I ever had was cracking the edges, but that is a result of hard landings on metal hand rails, Metal on metal is fun, but bad for the long term life of your edge. This happend on 1 legacy 159, after 2 plus seasons & I go up 20+ times a season.

Similar Products Used:
I have ridden, Blacksnow, Snowtech, Barfoot, Burton, Morrow, Ride,


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Review Date
October 10, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: bialistatsky ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
If you are larger than the average rider, in my humble opinion, there is nothing better.
I am 6'3" 250 size 13 boots. Last season,after riding a Ride Yukon for a couple of years, I was looking for something with a little more juice.
I picked up the Legacy w/out demoing because of high praise from friends on other NS models, it is American made and it comes with an unequaled 3 year warranty. Oh, and lots of research.
Where the Ride was a bomber that was fast but clunky on transitions, the Legacy was faster, more agile and more clatter free then the Yukon.
The first day on it in Val D'Isere, there was 4 ft of freshie and the NS blazed ferarri-like through it all. So much so, it was hard to keep up with on the first day.In northeast pack, it glides over any variation with ease.

Again, if your a wide board rider, look no further than the Never Summer Legacy.




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Review Date
January 27, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: cdaler ,  Snowboarder

Summary:
This snowboard ROCKS, I'm 6'2" and 240lb size 13 and this board takes it all. This board loves the powder, crusty stuff, you name it. I got it for a steal off of ebay so it's a little short @159 but makes the trees that much easier to navigate.

Similar Products Used:
Vision snowboard (snaped in two when it got caught between me and a tree.) Never Summer much better


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