Never Summer Proto Type Two Snowboard 2018

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Never Summer - Proto Type Two Snowboard 2018
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The Never Summer Proto Type Two Snowboard is the asymmetrical hybrid child of the Funslinger and the Ripsaw. Taking the moderate flexing core of the Proto HD for all-mountain stability, and a Ripsaw Rocker Camber profile for a combination of trench-digging edge hold and pop, the Proto Type Two Snowboard is a fun and stable all-mountain dominator and a board you'll feel confident to have beneath your feet.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Ripsaw Rocker CamberFeatures enhanced cambered areas for aggressive edge hold and tremendous pop while maintaining the versatility of Original Rocker Camber.

Extended Transition AreaA small flat section in the snowboard profile that improves both turn initiation and powder flotation.

Flex

Flex RatingMid

Dampness RatingMid

Shape

Vario Power Grip SidecutVario Power Grip Sidecut utilizes multiple radiuses creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed, however when unbent allows the board to track straight and not catch. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radii which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radius which renders quick turn initiation and the final contact points.

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.

Core

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.

Laminates

Carbon Max Laminate TechnologyCarbon 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. Never Summer's STS advanced fiberglass is a pre-hardened, pretensioned 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 giving snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold, and performance.

Bi-Lite FiberglassBi-Lite 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex SidewallNever Summer 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.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseCrown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for Never Summer's higher end boards. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest base NS has ever used.

Topsheet

TruGrit Topsheet

Premium TopsheetThe Premium Topsheet is a very durable, lightweight, scratch and chip resistant fiber backed thermoplastic. The premium topsheets also provide more grip than other topsheet materials, working as a built-in stomp pad. These premium topsheet materials include Never Summer's Carbonium Topsheet, Matte Topsheet and TruGrit Topsheet.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: Asymmetrical, True Twin
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Binding Mount Pattern: 2x4
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Snowboard Awards: The Good Ride Favorites
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 152 154 157 160
Effective Edge (mm) 1170 1190 1220 1240
Tip Width (mm) 297 299 301 302
Waist Width (mm) 248 250 252 254
Tail Width (mm) 297 299 301 302
Sidecut Radius (m) 7.25 / 6.90 7.42 / 7.05 7.65 / 7.27 7.88 / 7.49
Stance Setback (in) 0 0 0 0
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States

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