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The 2014 Never Summer Cobra Snowboard strikes to kill any terrain. It features blunted ends for reduced swing weight, a drawn out nose that knifes through soft snow and a blunted quick spade tail to enhance float in powder. Slightly setback for a more directional ride, the Cobra comes equipped with a dual top and bottom carbon matrix that provides incredible power underfoot. Its futuristic shape combined with Vario Power Grip Sidecut makes it one of the highest performing and most versatile all mountain boards on the market. Ride the snake!

Product Details

Rocker Type

Original Rocker & Camber Profile (RC)Rocker underfoot for flotation, mobility, and a forgiving feel, plus camber extending from the outside of the mounting area to the transition area for superior edge hold and explosive pop. The transition area at the end of the camber extends to the effective edge keeping the board from pushing against the snow for effortless glide while making it less likely to catch an edge. RC delivers all the benefits of a rocker design with the spring, stability and edgehold of camber.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)5.5, slightly stiff flex good for high speed freestyle and freeride riding

Shape

Directional ShapeMade for freeriding, this directional shape will make your board slice through anything and increase floatation.

Vario Power Grip SidecutMulti-radius sidecut adds increased edgehold precisely where it's needed most, from 2 inches outside of each binding and inward toward the center of the board, providing added control and response in any conditions (Sidecut Radius numbers are an average).

Core

NS Superlight Wood CoreTaking their custom flight core even further, they've designed the SUPERLIGHT WOOD CORE specifically for the new Carbonium series which blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.

Laminates

Carbonium Laminate TechnologyMore 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 keep the Carbonium Series boards going stong for years.

Bi-Lite FiberglassBI-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.

Carbonium Dampening System (CDS)The CDS greatly reduces vibration and provides unmatched high speed stability and control. Thin elastomeric rubber stringers reduce vibration from the metal edge and surrounding laminates. Stringers below the inserts and under the carbon dampen any additional vibration near the bindings, giving the Carbonium Series boards a smooth riding feel underfoot without sacrificing snap and power throughout the board.

STS Pretensioned FiberglassThe world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. STS ADVANCED FIBERGLASS is pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers the length of the effective edge. This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving this snowboard unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex SidewallUnlike conventional ABS sidewalls, that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, SINTERED P-TEX SIDEWALLS maintain their integrity at any temperature.

P-Tex tip and tail protection

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseCrown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for the Carbonium Series. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making it the fastest base NS has ever used.

Edges

Fully Wrapped Metal EdgeProvides unmatched carving ability and edge grip

Topsheet

Carbonium TopsheetA 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.

Additional Features

Elastomeric Underfoot StabilizersElastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.

Binding Compatibility

Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride, Freestyle, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Snowboard Awards: Snowboard Magazine Platinum Pick
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
Size (cm) 153 155 158 161 164
Effective Edge (mm) 1200 1210 1230 1260 1300
Tip Width (mm) 288 295 298 301 303
Waist Width (mm) 244 251 253 255 255
Tail Width (mm) 288 295 298 301 303
Sidecut Radius (m) Vario 745 Vario 755 Vario 755 Vario 770 Vario 790
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Reviews

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Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014
 
5.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Carving ability (14)
  • Fast (14)
  • Smooth stability (12)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Well balanced (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (13)
  • Freeriding (11)
  • Powder (7)
  • Speed (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Intermediate (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all-mountain.

By 

from Colorado

About Me Intermediate

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast Sintered Base
  • Ice Grip
  • Powder Float
  • Smooth Stability
  • Tough

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All-mountain

    Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

    I demoed the SL, Heritage and Cobra last weekend. The Cobra was my favorite. Fairly stiff (though not overly so), and more responsive than any board I've been on in my life. First impressions were: VERY fast, very good stability, and it turns nearly before I'm even thinking about it. It handles like a short board but the stability feels like a long board. I took it over some crud and some fairly steep groomed terrain. It handled it all fantastically, at least as well as the Heritage, which is really supposed to excel in variable conditions.

    This is sometimes pitched as a powder board but I wasn't using it in powder. I'm sure it excels there too, since that's all some people seem to talk about. I was really impressed on how it handled everything else.

    Grips ice really well, even detuned. I ended up buying one on the spot.

    As an intermediate, I was going to get the Heritage, but this board turns so easily and has such good stability, that it really inspires confidence. I think it'll be great for trying to turn in the trees and odd terrain.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!!

    By 

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Lots Of Pop
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Park

      Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

      I bought this board earlier this year, and have rode it 8 times so far this season through powder, hard pack, rocks, trees, and ice. It's dominated everything. I love it... I hate to say the board makes you a better rider, but this board honestly does! It's so responsive, my 2 buddies who tried the board say they want to buy one now too lol... I tried a bunch of other boards this season, and nothing feels "at home" natural like the cobra.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      The Jack of All Trades

      By 

      from Hesse, Germany

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Fast
      • Good Flexibility
      • Lightweight
      • Smooth Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding
        • Powder
        • Speed

        Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

        This was my first purchased board, and I could not have made a better choice than NS. I've taken it all over Germany and spent weeks making my way across the Alps, and the Cobra has never let me down.

        Sitting at 5'11 and 210, I found that I could get a lot of flex out of the board even with its stiffness, and it held up great even under the speed that comes with throwing that much mass down a mountain. In terms of edge hold the Cobra bites deep, so it'll carry you through your turns and keep you in control when things get icy. I found myself setting my bindings forward for the groomers and park, but when you set them back you can tell that this board really loves fresh pow and venturing off the hard-packed runs.

        If you're looking for a perfect starter board, you're done looking. If you want a board that can handle varying terrain on a long trip, this is the one. If you've bothered to read to this point, you probably already decided and just want to be sure. You've done your research. Now make it yours.

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        5.0

        Perfect board!!!

        By 

        from Ontario, CA

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth Stability
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding

          Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

          It is perfect for all terrain.

           
          5.0

          so awesome

          By 

          from dirty jersey

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Edges Grip Like A Monster
          • Fast
          • Good Flexibility
          • Looks Frickin Sick
          • Lots Of Pop
          • Smooth Stability
          • Tough
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Little On The Heavy Side

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding

          Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

          Bought this board for a recent trip out west. Was not disappointed. The edges gripped everything... powder, hard packed, and especially the ice. Performed really well. Its super fast and stiff but flexible and playful at the same time. This was my first Never Summer purchase and i'll definitely be buying again.

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          5.0

          Just What I Expected

          By 

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Carving Ability
          • Fast
          • Smooth Stability
          • Well Balanced

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain

            Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

            I did a fair amount of research looking for a solid "all mountain" board. I decided to pull the trigger on the NS Cobra since many think it's a great all mountain board with a little more emphasis on powder than park. I confirmed with NS and the only difference between the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 models is the graphics. My family lives in CO (where I hope to be within the year) so also was happy to support a CO company who also makes their boards stateside.

            Thus far I have only used the board on groomers with short stints in bordering powder and sparse trees. I originally had the board set up with the binding set back and found the board to be solid. However, for the groomers I decided to switch it to a twin and found the board to be even more responsive while still being fun in small amounts of powder. No problems keeping the nose up. I imagine that for full on powder days and back country trips I will go with the designed set back.

            I found the board to hold an edge well throughout the day with a little less bite on the East Coast's evening icy conditions. It was great on blue runs and when implementing quick, downhill turns on blacks, but it was a little washy when trying to really lay into a hard carve on an icy black face. Out West where I have been (CO, UT) I doubt this would be much of an issue.

            The board had little chatter for me and felt really nice at speed. It blew through end of the day displaced snow relatively easily but was just as comfortable popping off the lips as well. It felt very stable underfoot and was easy to control.

            I have not taken the board into the park or pipe so no feedback on butters, jibs, air, etc.

            Binding Set Up: +15 front, -6 rear, approx 22.5 width

            Hope this helps!

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            5.0

            Great overall board!

            By 

            from Chicago, Il

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Carving Ability
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Mountain
              • Freeriding

              Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

              Great board overall. This is my first experience with NeverSummer and couldn't be happier.

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              5.0

              Love it

              By 

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Carving Ability
              • Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Mountain
                • Freeriding
                • Powder

                Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                I use this board in Colorado riding all over. I love that it's wicked fast and super easy to turn. Almost autocorrects in sketchy spots.

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                5.0

                Solid board for taking on the mountain

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Carving Ability
                • Fast
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Stability
                • Well Balanced

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                    Only had to take this board out once so far, but thus far couldn't be happier. Haven't taken it to the park yet, but seems to handle East Coast hard pack snow really well. I've never used a board that could manage to keep an edge this well nor smooth out the ride through chop. Gives good confidence to the ride.

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                    5.0

                    Cuts like a dream

                    By 

                    from Claremont, CA

                    About Me Expert

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Carving Ability
                    • Fast

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Mountain
                      • Freeriding

                      Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                      Took it out on some really firm snow at Sugarbowl and Northstar. Held an edge extremely well. Can't wait to try it out in some softer Colorado snow later this season.

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                      5.0

                      Handles EVERYTHING!

                      By 

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Carving Ability
                      • Fast
                      • Smooth Stability
                      • Straight Up Dope
                      • Tough
                      • Well Balanced

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Mountain
                        • Freeriding
                        • Park
                        • Powder
                        • Speed

                        Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                        Bought this board before the 2013/14 season and have now spent a season and a half on it. Out of all my boards, this one is my go-to for pretty much everything, though I love it too much to ding up on early season rocks, so i go with my old Forum Destroyer for those conditions.

                        The Cobra handles every type of terrain and condition I've handled on a variety of mountains. Pow, groomers, park, jumps, trees, steeps, whatever. This board is the true "Quiver Killer" if there is one.

                        And it's Never Summer, so you cannot go wrong. I'll never own a non-NS board. No reason to.

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                        5.0

                        Plain awesome

                        By 

                        from Stamford, CT

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Carving Ability
                        • Fast
                        • Good Flexibility
                        • Lots Of Pop
                        • Smooth Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Mountain
                          • Freeriding
                          • Powder

                          Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                          Bought the board for primarily powder use and all mountain and thought id try NS again after being extremely happy with a NS EVO '08 purchase. The Cobra lives up to the high expectations fully, very easy ride, good pop and plenty speed.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Great snowboard for new & Adv riders!

                          By 

                          from N. Nevada

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Carving Ability
                          • Fast
                          • Lightweight
                          • Lots Of Pop
                          • Smooth Stability
                          • Tough
                          • Well Balanced

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Mountain
                            • Freeriding
                            • Powder
                            • Speed

                            Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                            Really nice snowboard that does everything I ask it to. I started with this board and have learned so much on it and from it. I recommend it to anybody who wants a board they can learn on, be confident in and advance with. I love it and it has made me a Never Summer fan for life. I think it'll be the only brand of board I'll own!
                            Thanks Never Summer!

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                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Great Powder Board

                            By 

                            from CA

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Carving Ability
                            • Fast
                            • Smooth Stability
                            • Tough

                            Cons

                            • Too Stiff

                            Best Uses

                            • All Mountain
                            • Powder
                            • Speed

                            Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                            A bit stiff for my liking but I just got the board.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            SICK!

                            By 

                            from Keystone, CO

                            About Me Advanced

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Carving Ability
                            • Fast
                            • Good Flexibility
                            • Lightweight
                            • Smooth Stability
                            • Tough

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Mountain
                              • Freeriding
                              • Powder
                              • Speed

                              Comments about Never Summer Cobra Snowboard 2014:

                              This board handles great in all conditions!!! can't say enough good things to explain. The COBRA rips up the mountain.

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