Never Summer SL - 2012


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.

Manufacturer's Description:

This all terrain, all condition ride is our most popular and versatile model. For 2011/12 we have modified our Custom Flight Core to reduce weight and increase pop. We’ve also added the Carbon VXR Laminate Technology to the SL adding powerful edge response and control. The lightweight RDS 2 Damping System provides the perfect balance of freeride vibration absorption and freestyle liveliness. Slightly setback for powder floatation but centered enough for spinning and carving, this one board quiver excels on hardpack, in the park, natural features and all around freeriding. Handcrafted in Denver, Colorado, the SL has once again set the standard for all mountain freestyle performance, versatility and durability.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for freeride riding High cost snowboard Hybrid rocker/camber construction Directional twin shape

Year: 2012

Available Lengths (cm):
151, 153, 155, 158, 161, 164

Riding Style: All Mountain


STS Pretensioned Fiberglass
BI-Lite Fiberglass
Carbon VXR Laminate Technology
NS Custom Flightcore
RDS 2 Damping System
Sintered P-tex Sidewall
Durasurf Sintered 4501 base
P-tex Tip and Tail Protection
Full Wrap Metal Edge

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What colour is powder?

kino on October 25, 2011 at 07:07 AM

quick question guys, i’m 5’5, size 9 nike kaiju boots (larger footprints compared to some boots) and 135lbs (169cm/61kg). What size board should i go for in the sl? I’m tossing between 151 and 153. Also will i get any toe overhang? TIA!

ChristianN on January 02, 2012 at 05:30 AM

Had a question…do you have a comparison between the NS 2012 SL and the LibTech C2 Travis Rice 2012??? Looking at the 158 v the 157. I weigh 82kg and am 6ft tall.