Never Summer Evo - 2011

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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.

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

Recommended for park riding. Recommended for halfpipe riding Recommended for rail riding High cost snowboard Rocker construction Twin shape

Year: 2011

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

Riding Style: Freestyle/Park

Specifications:

RC rocker/camber profile
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass
BI-Lite Fiberglass
Carbon VXR Laminate Technology
Press Flex Core
EDS Damping System
Sintered P-tex Sidewall
Durasurf Sintered 4501 base
P-tex Tip and Tail Protection
Full Wrap Metal Edge
3 year warranty

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Snowboard Review:

Watch the 2011 Never Summer Evo Video Snowboard Review

2011 Never Summer Evo Video Snowboard Review

The NS Evo is one mega fun freestyle stick. It felt good from the off, amazing for buttering & pressing and also held an edge well at pretty high speeds. In the park, the Evo was easy for spinning and jumping around off transitions of all shapes and sizes. One of the big surprises was how able the Evo was through the slush and how controlled it was on hard pack snow. When I took the Evo on the jibs, it felt lush on boxes and rails. Flat land tricks felt effortless and to be honest I found it hard not to keep shredding the Evo for the rest of the day, unfortunately I had tons of other boards to get through. The Evo just feels right in every way; you really need to test it to understand how sick it is. I’m definitely getting one! The EVO is a must try board for any budding freestyler. A treasure of a jib board in my opinion and it definitely put a large smile on my face! The rocker in between the feet and camber on nose & tail sounded a bit weird to me at first but after testing, I must say I’m hugely impressed by how easy the RC technology makes presses and popping tricks! Sure the Evo is expensive for a jib board but then again Aston Martins are expensive for sports cars. The best thing about it is that pretty much anyone can have fun on the Evo and that’s what its all about!

Check out the video below to see the Evo win the 2011 ‘King of Jib’ competition.

Posted by Mikee C in • Never Summer

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Mike on October 03, 2010 at 02:35 AM

I wear boots size 9s. Is it going to be okay for the evo? or Should I go with the wide version. I went to a shop and checked it out and my fot seemed to go over the board a little bit.

zoryfl on October 03, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Hey there mike, size 9 boots will be okay with the regular Evo so you do not need to go with the wider version (Revolver). You do normally have some slight overhang on both sides of the deck and as long as it is not too much, you won’t have any problems even when laying down carves. Check the basic section of your SnowboardGuide to see some pictures about the perfect board width.

Cheers, Tobi

Ringo litwinker on October 26, 2010 at 06:55 PM

Im on the biggest search for a new board this year and i cant decide wich one to get.Does it still feel like a rocker(buttery,soft,forgiving)even thought there is camber on the tips.

Alex on October 28, 2010 at 07:42 PM

Ringo, I demoed this years evo at the end of last season.  The RC tech is sick it does combine only the best aspects of rocker and camber.  The board is catch free and definitely soft enough for all the butters you will want to do.  Honestly the camber on the outside helps this, the press flex core is like a hinge in the rocker section, allowing you to press with minimal effort. While the camber on the outside prevents you from going over the end really easily.

I am searching for a board as well this season and I know a am going to get this one.  I ride park unless it snows (which is never on the east coast, but I can dream) and this is the stick that can kill it on rails and big jumps while still hold it down at speed and have the handling required for hard charging.  I would highly recommend this board.

Chris on October 28, 2010 at 09:42 PM

I would also like to know if the camber on the ends takes away from the rocker feel at all.

ringo on November 01, 2010 at 06:53 PM

yo thanks alex i really want this board now, i just need to try to do what i can to get money for it. Do you have any advice for a good board this year just cheaper by like a hundo.thanks

Daniel on December 23, 2010 at 04:49 AM

Hi guys, I was wondering what size I should get. My profile here is as follows. 5’7 165lbs. intermediate rider who rides mainly park and pow if there is any. I’m fairly begginer at park, 180’s, 360s boardslides on small - medium features.

Rich Ewbank on December 23, 2010 at 08:31 AM

If it’s all mountain riding you want to do with some park action on the side then you’ll want the 155. If you want to focus on progressing in the park you could probably size down to the 153. Just be wary that the shorter lengths are fairly narrow if you have > size US 10 boots. If you plan to buy one I wouldn’t hang around all but the the very large sizes have already sold out in the UK.

Rich

josh on January 05, 2011 at 02:41 PM

I’m 6’1” and 200lbs with a us size 10.5 boot and looking to size down for a super park friendly board so would the evo 155 be ok or would I need to step it up to the 156 revolver? Thanks.

Rich Ewbank on January 05, 2011 at 05:19 PM

Yeah the Revolver 156 would be a much better choice, the waist width would mean minimal overhang and it’s going to be more dialed for a rider of you weight.

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