When you're dealing with the mountains, you should expect a super mixed bag of conditions; from chunder to blower overhead. You may moonlight as a businessman or you may shred for work; either way, we all know the real work gets done in the mountains. The chairlift is your boardroom, you deal in stoke, high-fives, and pow futures. That's why you cover all your bases with the Never Summer
Proto HD Snowboard. Whether it's park laps, pow days, or cruising all but the gnarliest of gnarly AK lines, the Proto HD has what it takes. Carbonium technology and the NS SuperLight Wood Core make the board lightweight and snappy without being overly stiff. The true twin shape means you can take your bag of tricks everywhere, and pull out whichever you want, wherever you want. The Proto originally stood for Prototype, but nothing about this board is a gamble; this is an all-mountain ripper that you'll be stoked to ride. No bro, it won't help you swill beers in the parking lot, that's what your business partners are for.
Extended Transition Rocker Camber Profile (EXRC) - Longer transition area extending from the end of camber and into the low profile tip/tail enhancing the inherent characteristics of Never Summer's Original Rocker Camber Profile. Creates a more fluid edge transfer, increases glide and powder flotation in flat areas of the board. Improves edge hold when camber is engaged yet is more forgiving and less likely to catch an edge when in a neutral position.
Low Profile Tip / Tail - Maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and added stability on landings. Reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide when the going gets deep.
Flex Rating: 5 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) - Playful flex for all-mountain performance riding. Snappy, responsive without being overly damp.
Vario Power Grip Sidecut - This sidecut profile utilizes multiple radiuses to create extra contact points that enhance edge hold. Flat section in the rocker area allows the board to track straight when unweighted and provides a broad contact point when weighted. Shallow radius sidecut is found next to this section, providing the second and third contact points. Deep radius sidecut at the ends for quick turn initiation and make up the final contact points.
NS SuperLight Wood Core - Taking the Never Summer Flight Core to new heights, this core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for an unmatched strength to weight ratio.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass - World's best snowboard fiberglass. Pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that has added elastomer stringers between the 0˚ and 90˚ glass fibers the length of the effective edge. Delivers a stronger bond between individual glass laminates, giving Never Summer boards unmatched strength, edge hold, and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass - Ultra-light glass fiber matrix that combines many characteristics of STS fiberglass. Delivers incredible freestyle performance without sacrificing durability.
Harmonic Tip/Tail Dampener (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 Dampening System - Lightweight system uses three narrower laminated damping layers that provide the perfect combination of vibration absorption and stability. Balances freeride stability and liveliness.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers - Elastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibraiton absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Perforated Rocker Pad - Perforated to reduce weight, these thin elastomeric pads are strategically located in the mid-section of the Proto HD/Proto HDX. This absorbs the vibration between the feet and provides a buffer in the rocker area which is in continuous contact with the snow.
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.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewall - Incredibly durable sidewalls that maintain their integrity even at super cold temperatures.
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base - Never Summer exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for the Carbonium Series. Just the right amount of graphite has been added, making this the fastest Never Summer base. EVER.
Die-cut Base - Base color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.
Full Wrap Metal Edge - High quality steel protects the entire perimeter of the board in crucial areas of the tip and tail against impact.
Carbonium Topsheet - Incredibly durable, scratch and chip resistant material with a high-tech fiber-like texture. Provides more grip than a gloss topsheet, working as a built-in stomp pad.
Never Summer products can only be shipped within the U.S.