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Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013

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Everyone knows a Swiss-army knife can accomplish any task you put in front of it. The Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard is the same way. With Carbonium Laminate Technology, the Proto CT gives you all the pop you need, while the Vario Power Grip gives you superb edge hold on the hardest of snow. If you want to be a true mountain master this year, check out the Never Summer Proto CT.

Product Details

Rocker Type

R.C.The original Rocker & Camber construction blends a custom rocker profile with separate camber areas at each end of the board, providing unmatched power and snap out of turns. This also provides better board tracking for high speed stability and massive ollies.

Bi-Directional Rocker/Camber ProfileThis is designed to perform well riding switch while not inhibiting forward performance. This is accomplished by extending the camber slightly in the tip, increasing pressure over this area. To compensate for this additional pressure, the rocker has been shifted slightly toward the tail adding pop and a more forgiving ride.

Flex

Flex Rating: 5 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)Perfect for all mountain riding

Sidecut

Vario Power GripMulti-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 CoreA blend of extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio

Laminates

Carbonium Laminate TechnologyMore carbon equals more power and performance. Combining an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it's needed most results in a lightweight yet powerful design.

Bi-Lite FiberglassCombining the strength characteristics of STS ADVANCED fiberglass with an ultra light glass fiber matrix, this delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.

STS Pre-Tensioned FiberglassPre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate with added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers run the length of the effective edge. This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates, giving the board unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.

EDS Damping SystemDelivering increased edgehold and high speed stability without compromising freestyle performance.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex SidewallUnlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, the Sintered P-Tex Sidewall maintains it's integrity at any temperature.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseCrown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base with just the right amount of graphite to form the fastest base Never Summer 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.

Binding Compatibility

Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Snowboard Awards: Outside Magazine Gear of the Year
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
Size (cm) 152 154 157 160
Effective Edge (mm) 1210 1220 1250 1290
Tip Width (mm) 288 295 299 301
Waist Width (mm) 244 251 253 255
Tail Width (mm) 288 295 299 301
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.2 7.22 7.35 7.61
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Reviews

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Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth stability (6)
  • Tough (6)
  • Well balanced (6)
  • Fast (5)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (5)
  • Freeriding (3)
  • Park (3)
  • Powder (3)
  • Speed (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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5.0

An All Around Great

By 

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

The Proto was a huge hit last year, and this year its just as good, if not better. If you're looking for a one board quiver, do anything from big mountain to park, look no further. Mid flex, held an edge like a board should, there was nowhere on the mountain I could take this board and not feel comfortable one. Believe the hype that is Never Summer, the Proto is their shining example.

 
5.0

Best board I've owned (I've had a few)

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain

    Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

    I love this board. I'm not like lots of my peers who need to figure out which board to use for which conditions. This thing does it all, and it does it all very good! Yeah if it's an astounding powder day and you're going to do that all day, I'm sure you can find a better board. Yeah if it's slushy and you're only going to hit the park all day, you can find a better board. But if you want to be able to do both and not wonder which board to take out, this one does the job extremely well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Works perfectly

    By 

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Good Flexibility
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Stability
    • Tough
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

    • Dings Easily

    Best Uses

      Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

      great product!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      What a board!

      By 

      from New York

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Smooth Stability
      • Tough
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

        Great stability when riding fast and also on flats. Brilliantly easy to maneuver. Can't say enough about this board! Haven't owned a Never Summer before buying this board, but I can't say enough! Definitely a board to consider if you're looking for pop, speed, stability, and maneuverability.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Da best

        By 

        from Mammoth lakes

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • A Piece Of Art
        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Good Flexibility
        • Lightweight
        • Lots Of Pop
        • Smooth
        • Smooth Stability
        • Tough
        • Very Durable
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

        • You Cannot Marry It

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding
        • Intermediate-advanced
        • Park
        • Powder
        • Speed
        • Tricks

        Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

        The most beautiful board ever, fell in love as soon as I strapped myself onto it. Will be the only board I will ever ride now.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        You Have No Idea...

        By 

        from Vail, CO

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Freeriding
          • Park
          • Powder
          • Speed
          • Tricks

          Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

          Those of you who have ridden NS know what it's all about. I feel sorry for those of you who have not tried a NS. And now, here is the KSoFM of all boards! This stick is for the middle 90% of all riding anywhere at anytime. The only thing this baby won't do is fix you a latte in the morning. Beware: a lot of people will stop and asks "is that a CT?" if you are in CO. Sometimes I feel like I am in a commercial I love this board so much.
          POW, POW, POW!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          None Better

          By 

          from Colorado

          About Me Expert

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Freeriding
            • Park
            • Powder
            • Speed
            • Tricks

            Comments about Never Summer Proto CT Snowboard 2013:

            Super sick ride. Good for all mountain riders who like to "park" it up naturally...... Or for heavy hitting freestylers who ride big. Definitely not a beginner riders board.

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            • No

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