Never Summer Snowboards 2011-2012

10 Feb, 2011


Since 1991, Never Summer has been building snowboards out of Colorado designed for quality and durability.  They’ve built up a solid reputation and now with their RC Technology, continue to grow the brand into more than a popular company out of the Rockies.  Their Rocker + Camber technology was introduced a couple years ago and is now present in every single snowboard in their line.

For 2012, they give riders a splitboard option on the popular SL snowboard and introduce a new snowboard called the Proto CT/CTX that blends the SL/Evo into one board.   More boards feature the carbonium topsheet which helps gives a more durable, scratch and chip resistant topsheet.  They’ve added more softgoods and have a collab with Bern for Never Summer helmets.

Never Summer Legacy

A wider version of the SL, this deck dominates every part of the mountain from parks to pow to steeps. Features STS pretensioned fiberglass, BI-lite fiberglass, carbon VXR laminate technology, NS custom flightcore, RDS 2 damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edge.  Flex=5.5, Damp=5

Sizes:  156, 159, 161, 163, 166, 170, 174

Never Summer Infinity

Has all the design features as the SL but it’s narrower, softer and is lighter in weight for all mountain freestyle performance.  BI-lite fiberglass, carbon vxr laminate technology, NS custom flightcore, RDS 2 damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edge.

Sizes:  145, 147, 149, 151, 154, 156

Never Summer Pandora

The pandora’s deep sidecut, twin tip shape and ultra snappy flex make it a potent threat to any pipe, park or kicker.  Features BI-lite fiberglass, full length wood core, rubber damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 2501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edges.

Sizes:  140, 143, 146, 149

Never Summer Lotus

The women’s version of the premier F1 but with a softer flex and narrower waist the lotus is the women’s freeride board.  Features carbon v-twin laminate technology, BI-lite fiberglass, F1 elastomeric stabilizers, multiflex profile flightcore, RDS 1 damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edge.

Sizes: 146, 149, 151, 154, 157

Never Summer Infinity (left), Pandora (center), Lotus (right)

Never Summer Evo

Designed for freestyle control with a new true twin blunt shape and a lower swing weight.  Features STS pretensional fiberglass, BI-lite fiberglass, carbon vxr laminate technology, press flex core, EDS damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edge.  Flex=4, Damp=3

Sizes:  147, 150, 152, 154, 157, 160

Never Summer Revolver

A wider version of the evo, the revolver has a new blunt shape for freestyle, pipe and park.  Featuring TS pretensioned fiberglass, BI-lite fiberglass, carbon vxr laminate technology, press flex core, EDS damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edges.  Flex=4, Damp=3.

Never Summer SL

All terrain, all condition ride is the most popular and versatile model.  For 11/12 it’s modified to the custom flight core to reduce weight and increase pop.  Features STS pretensioned fiberglass, Bi-lite fiberglass, carbon VXR laminate technology, NS custom flightcore, RDS 2 damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edge.  Flex=5, Damp=5.

Sizes:  151, 153, 155, 158, 161, 164

Never Summer Legacy (left) and SL (right)

Never Summer Proto CT/CTX

The powerful flex of the SL and blended it with the responsive dampening of the evo to create the ultimate mountain true twin.  Features carbonium topsheet, carbonium laminate technology, bi-directional rocker camber profile, STS pretensioned fiberglass, Bi-lite fiberglass, NS superlight wood core, CDS damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf XT sintered 5501 base, P-tex tip and tail construction, Full wrap metal edges.

CT Sizes: 152, 154, 157, 160

CTX Sizes: 152, 155, 158, 160

Never Summer Premier F1

The high performance premier F1 takes freeride technology to a whole new level.  Features carbon V-twin laminate technology, F1 elastomeric stabilizers, multi-flex profiled flightcore, STS pretensional fiberglass, BI-lite fiberglass, RDS 1 damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf sintered 4501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edges.  Flex=6, Damp=8.5

Sizes:  157, 159, 161, 163, 165, 168, 172

Never Summer Proto and Premier F1

Never Summer SL Splitboard

Slightly setback for a more centered and balanced freestyle ride, this modern splitty will enable you to do that and more. Features carbonium topsheet, heritage carbonium laminate technology, STS pretensioned fiberglass, BI-lite fiberglass, NS superlight wood core, CDS damping system, sintered P-tex inner and outer sidewall, durasurf XT sintered 5501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edges.  Flex=5.5, Damp=7.

Sizes:  158, 161, 163X

Never Summer Heritage/Heritage X

Like the freeride inspired raptor, the new carbonium series Heritage is equipped with the new NS superlight woodcore and extensive carbon reinforcement to power this big mountain freestyle board anywhere on the mountain.  Features carbonium topsheet, carbonium laminate technology, STS pretensioned fiberglass, BI-lite fiberglass, NS superlight wood core, CDS damping system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf XT sintered 5501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full metal wrap edges.  Flex=5.5, Damp=7

Hertitage Sizes:  155, 158, 160, 162, 165

X Sizes:  156, 159, 163, 166

Never Summer Premier F1, SL splitboard, Heritage/Heritage X

Forgot to grab photos of the Raptor and Summit at SIA but here’s images for them and the details!

Never Summer Raptor/Raptor X

The raptor is our flagship high-performance freeride/freecarve snowboard.  Carbonium topsheet, carbonium laminate technology, directional rocker camber profile, STS pretensioned fiberglass, Bi-lite fiberglass, NS superlight wood core, CDS damping system, Sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf XT sintered 5501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edges.  Flex=6.5, Damp=7.

Raptor Sizes: 159, 164, 169

Raptor X Sizes: 161, 165, 169

Never Summer Summit/Summit Split

The Summit offers supreme powder performance is from the directional flex, tapered shape, custom tip/tail profile and extensive damping.  PPT powder porpoise technology, carbonium topsheet, extended carbon V laminate technology, elastomeric stabilizers, NS custom flight core, STS pretensioned fiberglass, Bi-lite fiberglass, RDS 1 dampening system, sintered P-tex sidewall, durasurf XT sintered 5501 base, P-tex tip and tail protection, full wrap metal edges.  Flex=6, Damp=8.5

Summit Sizes: 161, 167, 172

Summit Split Sizes: 156, 160, 164, 169

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8 Comments

  1. Johnnys
    February 10, 2011

    I love Neversummer and will def get a Revolver again, simply because they are the best out there but maaaaaan it looks like the design is getting worse from year to year… 🙁

    again a link to the 2012 CATALOG for all the additional info and specs…

    http://www.zuzupopo.com/xe/catalog/32795

  2. Al
    February 10, 2011

    Not so sure about durability. I’ve broken 2 (SL & Evo) without too much effort. 🙁

  3. February 10, 2011

    OMG!!! I’ve been waiting for someone to release some sneak peaks of the 2012 NS line. THANK YOU SO MUCH SHAY!! I’m so stoked now on getting a new NS board this summer, I’m planning on getting the Proto CT cuz it’s exactly what I need, a hybrid between the SL and the evo so i can do absolutely everything on the mountain, but more park oriented.

  4. Johnnys
    February 10, 2011

    @AI

    Im pretty stoked so far. Ive broken 1 Nitro, 2 Burton and 1 Atomic.

    My Revolver is in its 2nd season now and still withstands every tailblock…

    and luckily, not everybody has the same taste and likes different types, styles and shapes of boards…

  5. Brad
    February 10, 2011

    Been trying to pick up either a SL or Heritage 155, but sold out everywhere. I think I’m going to wait until next season now, seeing how sick the 11-12 look. Any idea when these hit the shelves or if there is anywhere people can pick up an 11-12 this season?

  6. oldwor
    February 10, 2011

    I need to change my underwear, that summit graphic is a beauty!

    The evo and revolver graphics are freaking nice man. How can you not like zombies? The green/black base is killer aswell!

    The proto is tempting, but I like the flex that the revolver brings to the table. Kills presses.

  7. Jason Budden
    February 10, 2011

    Very nice looking line-up. I like the new art direction. My next board might be an Evo…. Maybe…