Never Summer Proto HDX Snowboard 2014

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Proto is short for prototype and the 2014 Never Summer Proto HDX Snowboard is continually evolving. The Proto HDX is just the wide version of the Proto HD. This year Never Summer developed a new Extended Transition Rocker Camber Profile which has a longer transition area that extends from the ends of the camber to a new Low Profile Tip and Tail. Glide and float characteristics are increased, and pressure over the ends of the contact points are decreased allowing effortless transitioning. The blunt tip and tail reduces swing weight for spinning while increasing the effective edge for stability, so no matter where you are on the mountain you can enjoy unmatched snap, power, pop plus amazing flotation in powder, edge hold, and high-speed stability!

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Rocker Type

Extended Transition Rocker & Camber Profile (EXRC)Longer transition area extending from the end of the camber and into the low profile tip / tail enhancing the inherent characteristics of our Original Rocker / Camber Profile. This is captured by the extended transition areas decreasing pressure over the ends of the effective edge, allowing the board to flow instead of pushing against the snow. This creates more fluid edge transfer, increases glide and powder floatation in flat areas of the board. EXRC improves edge hold when the camber is engaged yet is more forgiving and less likely to catch that edge when in neutral position.


Twin ShapeA symmetrical shape for equally precise performance riding regular or switch.

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)5, medium flex good for pipe and park / freestyle riding


Twin ShapeA symmetrical shape for equally precise performance riding regular or switch.

Low Profile Tip / Tail (LPT)A 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. LPT also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it's deep.

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).


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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


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.


Fully Wrapped Metal EdgeProvides unmatched carving ability and edge grip


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.

Harmonic Tip / Tail DampenersHarmonic dampeners in the tip and tail take out a large percentage of residual vibration by quieting the nose and tail. This enhances stability at speed, in variable snow conditions and on hard landings without deadening the liveliness and pop of the cambered areas.

Binding Compatibility

Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.


  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Snowboard Awards: Outside Magazine Gear of the Year
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 152W 155W 158W 160W 163W
Effective Edge (mm) 1200 1220 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
Width Wide Wide Wide Wide Wide

Other Notes

Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States



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