Never Summer Proto HD Snowboard 2016

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Never Summer - Proto HD Snowboard 2016
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The Never Summer Proto HD Snowboard is a special deck in the NS lineup, an avenue for NS to unveil their latest and greatest. Oriented towards unrestricted, all-mountain riding, the Proto HD is a balanced ride with Harmonic Dampers and a unique Perforated Rocker Pad for a board that remains chatter-less and smooth when ripping at high speeds. Its medium flex gives ample response to the rider, yet remains playful for jibbing natural terrain. From a relaxing day of chairlift lapping to throwing down everything and seeing what sticks, the Never Summer Proto HD Snowboard is going to crank up the fun.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Original Rocker CamberNever Summer's Original Rocker Camber profile begins with rocker at the nose and tail. Directly underfoot the bend translates into a traditional camber where it meets a subtle rocker between the bindings. The Original Rocker Camber provides a surfy and playful feel while maintaining superior performance and versatility.

3 Pressure PointsThis snowboard has 3 Pressure Points. Pressure points make your board perform; The Rocker Camber gives you high pressure between the feet. This pivotal point gives your snowboard a playful feel that performs exceptionally in powder and when freeriding. With extra stability, precision and edge hold your turning abilities are enhanced too!


MidMedium flex tuned for all-mountain freestyle.


True Twin

Vario Power Grip SidecutThe Vario Power Grip Sidecut enhances edge hold from the multiple radiuses that create contact points. The sidecut features a flat area where the snowboard is rockered for better flex and to prevent edge-catching. Towards the end of the snowboard, the sidecut is deep to render quick turn initiation.

Low Profile Tip/TailA 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.


NS SuperLight Wood CoreUsing a sustainable genetically modified Poplar wood fused with a durable Birch hardwood, NS has created the lightest weight yet durable core on the market. The NS SuperLight Wood Core is CNC sanded in their custom wood working facility to a fraction of a millimeter. A tailored flex is perfected, giving their snowboards unequaled performance.


Carbon Max Laminate TechnologyThe Carbon Max Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize response and strength where you need it the most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful configuration that provides torsional rigidity and energy transfer without sacrificing control.

STS Pre-tensioned FiberglassThe world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass is an advanced pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers. This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates for unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.

Bi-Lite FiberglassBi-Lite fiberglass is strong, durable and made of lightweight glass fibers. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing the snowboards impact resistance.

RDS 2 Damping SystemThis 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.

Harmonic Tip/Tail DamperHarmonic 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.

Perforated Rocker PadPerforated to reduce weight, these thin elastomeric Perforated Rocker Pads are strategically located in the mid-section of the board. This absorbs the vibration between the feet and provides a buffer in the rocker area, which is in continuous contact with the snow.


Sintered P-tex SidewallNS was the first snowboard company to use and perfect Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls, and they've never seen one crack. Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, Sintered P-Tex sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature.


Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseThe new sintered snowboard base made by Crown Plastics. An addition of graphite has been added to make the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base super-fast and wax absorbent.

Die-cut BaseBase color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.


Carbonium TopsheetThe Carbonium topsheet is a very durable, scratch and chip resistant material with a high tech carbon fiber like texture. Carbonium topsheet also provides more grip than other topsheet materials, working as a built in stomp pad.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Inserts


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freestyle More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • 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) Vario 720˚ Vario 722˚ Vario 735˚ Vario 761˚
Stance Range (in) 19.5-25 19.5-25 19.5-25 19.5-25
Rider Weight (lbs) 110 - 160 120 - 170 125 - 175 145 - 195
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States



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Never Summer Proto HD Snowboard 2016

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Swiss Army Knife of snowboarding


from Aurora, CO

About Me Intermediate


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


    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Never Summer Proto HD Snowboard 2016:

    This board is seriously the best board I have ever riden. It's expensive but well worth it. The guys who made the board design have a patent on the pressure points giving you more pop and the base layer absorbs more wax making you go faster. Hands down best board. I recommend this board for who ever is a serious rider

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