Snowboard Review: 08-09 Never Summer System
18 Dec, 2008
Location: Steamboat, Colorado
Snow Conditions: hard packed groomers to heavy slushy powder.
Setup: I rode the Never Summer System with Raiden Tigre bindings and my Vans Omni Focus size 8.
First Impression: This is the first time I’ve ridden this board since WA and it’s not as bad as I thought.
Flex: It’s not a soft park board, definitely medium flex torsionally and longitudinally. It can handle the terrain outside of the park and still buttery for park…but compared to other park boards, definitely a medium park flex.
Turning: Easy to initiate on edge, when riding it wasn’t difficult to hold a long radius turn but also get quick response and torsional flex into a short radius turn.
Stable: Over really choppy, bumpy terrain not as stable. On the groomers it handled fine.
Pop: It has good pop, similiar to the evo on how much pop it has. Easy to ollie off rollers for me and I played with it on a couple rails where it felt stable.
Switch: I had no problem riding switch on this board. Super easy to maneuver into switch riding and the flex didn’t change.
Overall Impression: This is the low end Never Summer board, price point and it doesn’t seem like a normal never summer. Less dampening and materials.