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Never Summer Proto HDX Snowboard 2015

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 HDX Snowboard. Whether it's park laps, pow days, or cruising all but the gnarliest of gnarly AK lines, the Proto HDX 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. Just like all things capitalist, this board is made in the US of A.
Rocker Type
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.
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.
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.
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.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride, Freestyle, Powder
    All-mountain snowboards are designed for exploring the whole mountain. They are your go-to for a snowboard that will do anything. They feel at home on groomers, powder, park runs and almost anything in between. The vast majority of snowboarders choose all-mountain boards for their great versatility. If you’re just getting started or unsure of exactly what you need, an all-mountain snowboard is a great choice.
    Freeride snowboards are designed for the rider that spends most of the day off groomed runs and in backcountry terrain. They typically have a stiffer flex and are ridden in longer sizes than freestyle snowboards. Freeride snowboards often feature a directional shape that is designed to perform optimally in one direction.
    Freestyle or park snowboards tend to be a bit shorter in length and love terrain parks, rails, jibs, trash cans, tree trunks, riding switch (non-dominant foot forward), wall rides and more. Freestyle boards often feature a true twin shape, and are typically selected by those looking to ride the terrain park. A more versatile variant of a freestyle board is the all-mountain freestyle, which combines the versatility of an all mountain snowboard with the playfulness of a freestyle snowboard.
    Powder snowboards love powder. Often associated with freeride snowboards, powder boards sometimes feature a wider nose and a tapered narrower tail. The binding inserts, which determine the rider's stance, are often set back on a powder snowboard to help the rider float the tip of the board through the deep stuff. Powder snowboards sometimes also feature rocker, a design element where the tip (and tail) rise starts farther back on the board, which also helps the rider maintain tip float through the pow.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber
    Camber/Rocker/Camber is a profile that’s specific to snowboards and which works because the rider’s weight flattens the two cambered areas. This design produces a strong, pressured carving zone between the rider’s feet and retains pop and carving precision at the tip and tail.
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Flex Rating: Medium
    The amount a snowboard flexes varies significantly between boards. Snowboard flex ratings are not necessarily standardized across manufacturers, so the flex may vary from brand to brand. Many manufacturers will give a number rating ranging from 1-10, 1 being softest and 10 being stiffest. Here at evo we have standardized the manufacturers' number ratings to a feel rating ranging from soft to very stiff. Generally you will find flex ratings of 1-2 as soft, 3-5 as medium, 6-8 as stiff, and 9-10 as very stiff. Flex ratings and feel may ultimately vary from snowboard to snowboard.
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Snowboard Awards: Snowboarder Magazine Best of Test
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
Size (cm) 152W 155W 158W 160W 163W
Effective Edge (mm) 1200 122 1250 1280 1300
Tip Width (mm) 300 305 310 311 313
Waist Width (mm) 258 261 264 265 267
Tail Width (mm) 300 305 310 311 313
Sidecut Radius (m) Vario 727 Vario 728 Vario 735 Vario 750 Vario 755
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0 0
Stance Range (in) 19.5-25 19.5-25 19.5-25 19.5-25 19.5-25
Width Wide Wide Wide Wide Wide
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