Never Summer Men's Proto Slinger Snowboard 2022
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Profile: Hybrid Camber
Response: Medium Responsive
The go-to snowboard of Sam Klein, one of the most technical freestyle snowboarders on the planet. The ProtoSlinger features our new Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile and Asymmetrical edge bite. Not only is this board the end-all be-all of freestyle snowboards, it also excels where a freestyle snowboard isn’t supposed to. It’s a pow floating, trench digging, huge boosting, soft flexing oxymoron.
Shockwave Rocker Camber: Shock Wave Rocker Camber gives you the shock of explosive power and the fluid feel of riding a wave. Featuring longer camber areas for huge pop and vice like stability with a smaller rocker area that retains quick turn initiation and floatation. The hallmarks of the patented Rocker Camber Profile.
Power Grip Sidecut: Utilizing 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 radiuses which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radiuses which render quick turn initiation and the final contact points.
NS SuperLight Wood Core: Using a custom blend of wood species that was created to be 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 our snowboards unequaled performance.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass: The world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. The 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 (the length of the effective edge). This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving Never Summer snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass: Bi-lite fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of our STS fiberglass with an ultra light glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.
Carbon VXR Laminate: Carbon VXR extends carbon fiber V's out from the inserts to the effective edge for quick response while stiffening the board torsionally. Additionally, V's are positioned to the ends of the board providing maximum boost and pop when loaded up. This is an ideal layup to transfer energy to the end of the effective edge, tip/tail and still give the board a softer more forgiving mid-flex for torsional control.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls: 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 Base: Crown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for our higher end boards. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the Durasurf XT SIntered Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
Premium Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet: The Premium Topsheets are Never Summer's 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 our Carbonium Topsheet, Matte Topsheet and TruGrit Topsheet.
The perfect rocker/camber hybrid. Shortened rocker between inserts and camber underfoot with rockered tip/tail for control/precision/float.
Central rocker builds in carve, edge hold, and float. Cambers builds in stability and control. Full contact and control in all conditions.
A completely symmetrical shape, which thrives in a variety of freestyle situations. At the core of its design, the twin shape features an identical nose and tail shape, which provides an identical feel and predictable maneuverability whether riding regular or switch. Although originally developed with park riders in mind, twin shapes have also grown to be embraced by many all-mountain riders that like to bring a skateboard style riding out of the park and onto the entire mountain.
Asymmetrical boards offer an additional dimension to snowboard design. With a designated toe and heel edge, asymmetrical boards truly realize that your foot is definitely *not symmetrical*. The toe edge is generally slightly longer with a shallower, less aggressive sidecut and the heel edge is generally slightly shorter with a deeper, more reactive sidecut. This is all designed to minimize rider fatigue, while maximizing performance through easier, more natural feeling heelside turns for better response, better carving and more fun!
4 (Scale 1-10)
Versatility at its finest. From the park to the peak and anywhere in between.
High-end base material that is harder, more durable, and faster than extruded bases.
|Size (cm)||Waist Width (cm)||Sidecut Radius (M)||Tip / Tail Width (cm)||Rider Weight (lbs)|
|149||24.7||7.35 / 6.57||29.2 / 29.2||120-180|
|153||25.0||7.83 / 7.01||29.5 / 29.5||120-180|
|156||25.3||8.18 / 7.36||29.8 / 29.8||150-200|
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