Never Summer Evo-R - 2010

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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.

Manufacturer's Description:

Designed for advanced freestyle riders, the twin tip Evo is the perfect board for shredders who spend most of their time in the pipe and park. Extremely light and easy to butter, the Evo provides high speed stability and durability not usually associated with freestyle snowboards. Includes the R.C. technology and Never Summer’s 3 year quality guarentee.

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Medium cost snowboard Available in Wide Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2010

Available Lengths (cm):
142, 148, 151, 153, 155, 158, 161

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

STS Pretensioned Fiberglass
BI-LITE Fiberglass
Carbon VXR Laminate Technology
Press Flex Core
NS Custom Flightcore
EDS Damping System
Sintered P-tex Sidewall
Durasurf Sintered 4501 base
P-tex Tip and Tail Protection

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Snowboard Review:

Maybe it’s just the way that things are these days, but when you drop into your local store looking for a freestyle snowboard, the majority of the boards available are very noodle-esq . The Never Summer Evo-R does not fit this envelope; the Evo can handle the whole mountain. For my first run I took the lift to the top and initiated a number of tight carves gradually moving into longer high speed carves, the Evo felt very stable underfoot and surprisingly quick edge to edge. The snow conditions consisted of 2-3inches of fresh snow on choppy summer slush, pretty difficult for any freestyle snowboard, the Evo cut straight through it like a hot knife through butter. The Never Summer Rocker / camber construction looks very bizarre to the eye but creates a huge amount of power in the board, definitely not as play-full as a conventional rocker but still offers a less catch ride. For hard charging freestylers this board hits the bulls-eye. If you’re looking for a board purely for park riding and want a more buttery feel for hitting rails and boxes, I’d suggest taking of 2-3 cms from your usual board length, or opting for a different brand… Never Summer makes snowboards for real men!

Posted by Rich Ewbank in • Never Summer

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Franco on July 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM

I just saw the 2011 King of Jib Snowboard Review video on youtube and I was wondering what was the size of the evo 2011 that you tested? Thanks

Rich Ewbank on July 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Hi Franco,

On the king of jib video we rode the 153, the Evo-R tends to get quite a bit firmer as you get up to the longer lengths.

Rich

Tom on August 08, 2010 at 09:09 AM

I’m 6ft 2”, size 10 feet, ~85-95kg depending on how many pies and beers I consume each year and mostly want to ride groomers and the fluffy stuff between, though would like to get into some rails/boxes/kickers/butters and..

I was thinking of going for the 2011 Evo or SL-R in 158? I’m drawn to the Evo out of the two as the graphics are sick and want a board that ‘does it all’ but with a bit of character/playfulness!

Rich Ewbank on August 08, 2010 at 06:40 PM

Hi Tom,

Yeah the Evo 158 sounds ideal for you. It’s got the guts for groomers and it’s playfull enough to be a laugh in the park too. When I rode the 158 I thought it was a little powerful for me to take on boxes, but I’m about 10 boxes of pies lighter than you, about 10kg, so fo you with your extra 5 inches of height, it will be ideal. The SL is definitely more of an all mountain deck.

Rich

jeremy on September 01, 2010 at 03:44 PM

hi im 5 11 140 pounds and have a size 11 boot and thought 153 would be perfect for me but i dont know about the width sizing i ride a little duck 15/-9 would this board fit me?

Rich Ewbank on September 01, 2010 at 05:55 PM

Hi Jeremy,

Yeah size 11 boots are too big for the 153 Evo, but don’ts dispare, Never Summer make a wider version of the EVO which has exactly the same spec and graphic called the Revolver, this board is designed for your foot size. You can check the waist width of a board to see if it will fit your boots by using our boot size checker in the ‘Snowboard Guide’ section.

Rich

Tyler on September 23, 2010 at 10:07 AM

I am 5’11”, 180 lbs, and have a size 11 boot. I was thinking about the Evo-R 155. Would I need to go with the “wide” Revolver-R instead? Thanks.

- Tyler

Tom Ewbank on September 23, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Hey Tyler,

This is obviously last seasons board. If you’re interested in next seasons board then you’ll probably be ok with the normal Evo; as long as you have your bindings at around +/- 15 and your stance quite wide, around 25”. If you want a narrower stance with less angle on your bindings it’d be better to go for the Revolver.

Tom

cooper on October 30, 2010 at 06:44 AM

should i get this board or the 2011 one or the 2011 pbjbiittner series. i like kickers and job put i also like alto of free style or do you no of another board that would be good?????

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