Pete wants to ride park, Trever wants tree lines, and Marisa wants to take pow turns. You just want to snowboard and it doesn’t matter where. The Never Summer Proto is your swiss army knife; a quiver-killer that’s ready to ride anything. When riding with Pete, the Proto’s true twin shape and superlight wood core will keep you feeling poppy and flexible for pressing boxes and soaring off jumps. The Extended Rocker Camber Profile allows for effortless edge to edge transition so you can make quick decisions while chasing Trever in the trees. When the day lines up with snow gods, and Marisa is ready to rip some turns, Never Summer’s carbonium top sheet and harmonic dampeners will keep your shredding through any condition. You don’t always know who you’re gonna ride with, but you can count on the proto being ready for any adventure ahead of you.
NS SuperLight Wood Core - Taking our custom flight core even further, never Summer's designed the SUPERLIGHT WOOD CORE specifically for their new Carbonium series. This core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.
Durasurf Sintered 5501 Base - Crown Plastics has been the industry leader in sintered materials for over 36 years and has created the DURASURF 4501 sintered base exclusively for Never Summer. This new high density base is extremely fast and will provide unmatched performance and durability.
Extended Transition Rocker Camber - The transitional area between the camber section and low profile tip/tail of the board is extended to enhance the inherent characteristics of Never Summer’s Original Rocker Camber Profile. This profile is captured by extending the transition areas which decreases pressure over the ends of the effective edge. This allows the board to flow instead of push against the snow creating fluid edge transfer, increases glide, and powder floatation in flat areas of the board. EXRC improves edge hold when the camber is engaged, yet it is more forgiving and less likely to catch edge when in a neutral position.
Vario Power Grip - Vario Power Grip Sidecut utilizes multiple radiuses creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed. However, when unbent, it allows the board to track straight and not catch. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radius which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the end of the sidecut are deep radius which render quick turn initiation and the final contact points.
Carbonium Laminate Technology - More Carbon equals more power and performance. The new Carbonium Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it’s needed most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful design that will keep the carbonium series boards going strong for years. NOTE: The Chairman has long Carbon V’s on the bottom of the core to put direct pressure over snow with a big Carbon X on top of mid section of the core for torsional rigidity between the feet.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass - STS ADVANCED FIBERGLASS is a pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers that run the length of the effective edge. This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving Never Summer snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass - BI-LITE fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of STS ADVANCED fiberglass with an ultra light glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers - Elastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Harmonic Tip/Tail Damper (HDT) - Harmonic Dampers in the tip and tail take out a high percentage of residual vibration by quieting the nose and tail. This enhances stability at speed in variable snow conditions, and on board landings, without deadening the liveliness and pop of the cambered areas
RDS 2 Damping System - This Lightweight system uses three narrower laminated damping layers that provide the perfect combination of vibration, absorption, and stability. RDS 2 is the perfect balance of freeride stability and freestyle liveliness.
Perforated Rocker Pad
Sintered P-tex Sidewall - Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, SINTERED P-TEX Sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature.
Carbonium Top Sheet - A very durable, scratch, and chip resistant material with a high tech carbon fiber like visual. This textured material also provides more grip than a gloss topsheet, working as a built in stomp pad.
Low Profile Tip/Tail - A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and adds stability to your landings. Low Profile Tip/Tail also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it’s deep.
Full Wrap Metal Edge
P-Tex Tip and Tail Protection