Last year’s King of Jib winner the Never Summer EVO sees few changes for 2011, the most noticeable change is the blunting of the tips to reduce overall length and swing weight. For park and rail riders who still want a snowboard that will perform on the rest of the mountain regular and Switch, the EVO is a force to be reckoned with.
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Marketed as the bridge between the popular all-mountain Never Summer SL and the even more popular park focused EVO the Proto fits its pigeon hole like a glove. As powerful and damp as the SL but softer between the feet and twin shaped like the EVO the Proto CT delivers for all-mountain riders who are increasingly finding themselves riding park jumps and halfpipe. A bit stiff for rails but certainly more suited to sliding metal than the SL.
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Take Never Summer’s most popular All-Mountain freestyle snowboard, buy a circular saw and cut your new board straight down the centre. Next buy a heavy duty varnish or Varathane and coat the inside edge without getting too much on the base. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to drill tons of hole and mount your Voile hardware. Now fill in the holes with resin and push Ptex disks into them, leave to dry and then sand the proud disks with progressively finer sandpaper until it is super smooth. Or buy the SL split and save yourself a good few days of hard work and the potential of making a complete hash of a mint snowboard.
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If skinning-up at the bottom of the hill means splitting your board and getting on the climbing skins, not rolling a Camberley Carrot to blaze on the lift the Summit Split is worth considering. Designed for the deep days when snowboarding becomes more like surfing the tapered shape, damp feel and RC tech combine to create the ultimate slashing machine.
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The Lotus covers Big Mountain and Freeride snowboarding for Never Summer’s women’s line and the Infinity has got all-mountain riding covered so I guess that means the Pandora is the park and pipe deck. Torsionally softer than the Lotus and Infinity and lighter on the reinforcement, the Pandora is designed to butter and bonk with the best boards on the planet and at the same time provide less experienced snowboarders with a great board to learn on.
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The Summit is one of the lesser known boards in the Never Summer range. On first inspection its spec reads much like the better known Raptor, the flagship of NS’ freeride offering. Although the Summit is firm flexing, damp and fast like the Raptor, it is designed to be more agile and surfy in powder, thanks to 20mm of taper, a 50mm setback stance and a low volume tail kick.
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The Lotus is a slimmed down and softened-up version of Never Summer’s freeride classic the Premier F1, designed specifically for women. Damp and directional with a low volume tail kick for easy float in fresh snow and minimal back leg burn, the Lotus should be ridden hard and fast over any terrain and snow conditions you’re likely to encounter on a mountain.
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Never Summer have spent years tuning their all-mountain champion, the SL. How could they deny half of the world’s population the chance to enjoy true all-mountain versatility and performance? Well they couldn’t, so they slimmed down the SL, softened it up and reduced the weight, this new female specific version of the SL is called the Infinity.
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No it’s not a handgun with a cool spinning chamber; the Never Summer Revolver is the fat version of the EVO, approximately one centimetre wider at the waist so that people with size US11+ feet can enjoy its poppy and forgiving ride.
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Some might say that last year’s SL was as good as it gets, the board certainly has a comprehensive fan club, but Never Summer found a few bits and pieces to tweak. Changes focus around the Custom Flight Core which has been profiled differently to reduce weight and increase pop. Other than that the SL remains pretty much the same, providing the powerful flex and damp all-mountain feel and performance it’s famous for, from pow to pipe the SL rips.
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The fact that the Premier F1 is the dampest snowboard that Never Summer makes speaks volumes about this big mountain charger. Carbon V reinforcement keep the torsional stiffness solid for great edge hold and the RDS 1 elastomer foil dampening system will keep that edge from skipping out on sketchy snow conditions. Like all of their snowboards, Never Summer has slapped a 3 year warranty on the F1 so you can be sure it is built to last.
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Borrowing Carbonium technology from the Raptor the Heritage is now an even more a powerful, twin shaped big mountain freestyle rocket. Heavily damped to absorb sketchy bombed-out landings and equipped with Never Summer’s RC tech to aid with float and to make the Heritage more manageable than it might otherwise be, it’s a board for experience freestylers who take their tricks to natural transitions and big drops.
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New to the Never Summer line-up last season the Raptor made quite an impression, in fact we were gob-smacked. Combining directional RC tech with a good deal of dampening, a firm powerful flex and a surprisingly tight sidecut, the Raptor rails incredible medium and long radius carves and as soon as you shift your weight to initiate the opposite edge, the snappy cambered tail throws you up and into the next turn, it’s exhilarating. For 2012 Never Summer has trimmed the tail of the Raptor into a stubby point which will improve float and reduce back leg burn in powder. It might be expensive but the ride is completely unique.
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The Never Summer Evo has received a lot of attention over the past season. Firstly, Olympic pipe slayer Greg Zebrowski took an Evo to the Olympics without even being offered a contract with Never Summer. He was so stoked on the product that he was prepared to ride it for free. Secondly (and probably more significantly!), when Snowboard-Review.com took 13 of 2011’s jib snowboards on a test to determine the best jib board of 2011, the Evo was victorious. If you want to ride everything from the most technical rails to the most towering superpipes the Evo should be on your shortlist.
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Never Summer claim the SL is their all-mountain, do everything dominator. They’re not wrong. Enough damping to eradicate any of those unwanted vibrations you get when the snow’s hard and crusty, a rocker/camber hybrid profile that makes carving a dream and backcountry riding effortless and a powerful but manageable flex that rewards aggressive riders with great edge hold and plenty of pop. The Never Summer SL is a great snowboard for riders who want to ride everything and anything as long as there’s plenty of carving to be had.
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The Never Summer Raptor is one of the most incredible carving snowboards to have ever graced the world of snowboarding. Relatively easy to work into a carve, but as solid on an edge as cambered boardercross boards like the Palmer Crown LE. The Raptor takes hard groomer and off-piste chargers to a new dimension of enjoyment. Better start saving if you want one of these!
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For men, the Never Summer SL is the all-mountain snowboard that can literally take on everything you are likely to encounter on the hill. Unfortunately in most cases Women aren’t as heavy, as powerful or as clown footed as their male counterparts, that’s why Never Summer created the Infinity. Damp, poppy and powerful, but a little softer and narrower to fit the needs of female rippers.
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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?
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The Raptor may wear the king of freeriding crown in the Never Summer Kingdom, but the F1 Premier is like an evil Duke plotting away and arming itself with tons of features… one day it will be back on top! Damper than a weekend break in Scotland and stiffer than a pirates plank, the F1 charges hard and needs a strong and aggressive snowboarding god to command it.
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In ancient Greek mythology Pandora was the first woman. The Never Summer Pandora might not be the first woman specific snowboard, but pick up an NS Pandora to start your riding career and you might well be the first female rider to stick a 1260 in the pipe or a double cork of a 20m kicker… ‘might’ being the operative word. A women specific snowboard to help beginners and intermediates learn the ropes of freestyle snowboarding and take their riding to the next level.
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Girls like powerful snowboards too, that’s why Never Summer built the Lotus! With exotic materials and features with names like ‘F1 Elastomeric Stabilizers’ and ‘Multiflex Profile Flightcore’ you’ll have more than enough snowboarding spec to list off and bore your lift buddies with. The Never Summer Lotus is a snowboard designed for confident and experienced female freeriders.
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Take the Evo, add an extra centimeter or two to the width for those unfortunate fellers with boots of size 11 and up, you’ve got the Never Summer Revolver. It’s not rocket science.
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For an entry level ride the Never Summer Circuit isn’t exactly lacking on features. Cruise over the flat sections of the mountain thanks to the sintered base; ride out the rutted corduroy and crud with no worries, the rubber dampening and pretensioned fiberglass will deal with that and take your new ride to the park, the RC rocker/camber profile loosens up the Circuit for you.
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For non-stop park domination with the odd straight-line blast thrown in, look no further than the Never Summer Evo-R. A softer and more direct feel than the SL-R, but still far stiffer and more responsive than your average park snowboard.
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Much like the SL-R but for the lovely ladies out there! The Never Summer Infinity has more bells and whistles than a Mod’s scooter in a softer narrower deck. And oh yeah… I forgot to mention that there’s a 3 year waranty and the extremely exciting R.C. camber / rocker hybrid technology.
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A freeride legend, the Never Summer Heritage has been dominating the freeride market-place for years. Trawl the web you won’t find a bad review! A similar flex to the SL-R but with less damping and a slighly tighter sidecut.
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An all-mountain freestyle board with medium flex and moderate damping. The Never Summer SL-R is for hitting everything from park to powder and packs the R.C. technology for a less catchy and super poppy ride. Don’t forget Never Summer’s 3 year warranty.
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Featuring Never Summer’s R.C. technology (Rocker & Camber), the premier is designed to take care of all of your freeride and big mountain needs. A damp ride with a medium/stiff flex the Premier will navigate anything you can throw at it with finesse and power!
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An exclusive big mountain / freeride snowboard from the legendary Never Summer brand. One of the only boards in the Never Summer range not to feature the patented R.C. technology (rocker/camber hybrid), the Titan is still a match for any mountain with strategically placed carbon reinforcement and pretensioned fibre glass. Available in limited quantities so don’t dealy.
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