This board has been a staple of Never Summers freestyle commitment to snowboarding. We decided to send Ted our over analytical writer out on it to see what he had to say about it. Surprise surprise he liked it, you can read more below.
Board: Never Summer Evo
Camber Option: Camber underfoot, rocker between the feet.
Bindings: Burton Mission
Boots: Burton Moto size 9.5
My Weight: 140 lbs.
Resort: Arapahoe Basin
Conditions: Very soft spring slush.
Flex: Comfortably flexy without feeling too noodley. I noticed it was a little easier for me to do presses on boxes.
Stability: For a reverse cambered snowboard, I felt fairly stable approaching and hitting jumps. It gets kind of choppy when you’re riding through slush moguls, but otherwise it’s fine.
Ollies: No issues here. I felt totally in control with plenty of pop.
Pop On Jumps: There’s plenty of pop in this snowboard. The jumps at A-basin were a bit lippy on the test day, but even when you consider that, the pop was nicely transferred to the snowboard.
Butterability: This board is a little on the soft side, so butters come naturally to it.
Jibbing: I tried some front boardslides and 270s with this snowboard, and I felt completely stable on the rails. No edges were caught, and plenty of fun was had.
Carving: The board felt a little slow on the heel edge, but that could have been the super sloppy slush at the very end of the season. Toe edge carves are fine.
Rider in Mind: An intermediate slopestyle rider who does not preference jumps over rails or vice versa.
Personal Thoughts: The flex and shape of this snowboard is a nice balance for both jibbing and jumping. It’s probably not the ideal ride for the spin-to-win type, but it does well enough for those who flip-to-win and are good at rails.
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