2013 Never Summer Proto CT Used and Reviewed
After the initial success of this board last season it’s no surprise that it returns unchanged for 2013. So for those of you that know Never Summers attention to detail and ability to make the most damp board on the planet it’s no surprise for you that this board is an all mountain killer in every conditions.
Board: Never Summer Proto CT
Camber Option: R.C. Technology. Reverse camber between the feet and camber under foot.
Bindings: Raiden Phantoms
Stance: 22.5 Wide 18 Negative 15 Goofy
Boots: K2 UFO Size 10
My Weight: 165
Conditions: Sunny bluebird spring slush.
Flex: More towards all mountain and less towards park. Stiffer flex under foot with a bit of play in the dead center and in the tips.
Stability: It’s a Never Summer you know it’s going to be completely damp and stable as they’re not afraid to brag about that.
Ollies: This board has snap with the combo of the carbon fiber x and the camber under foot you can load it and pop off rollers.
Pop On Jumps: This board is designed for jumps and you don’t have to fear bigger jumps it won’t wash out.
Butterability: The stiffer flex requires a bit more effort but if you’re a confident rider you won’t have a problem with this.
Jibbing: The blunt shape in the tips lets you lock in real well on presses. Reverse between the feet helps you play around on flat bars and boxes. Over all it’s not meant for beginner jibbers but the guys that are riding at a higher caliber.
Carving: The Vario Power Grip gives you another contact point under both feet which lets you steer from there. This allows you to really grip on hard carves and feel locked in.
Rider in Mind: High end park rider that needs more stiffness out of their deck than the Evo would provide.
Personal Thoughts: Nothings really changed since last year in terms of how this rides. The carbon fiber array under foot looks different but the snap is still there. Riding in the death chunder this thing just plowed through it all and kept the vibrations to a minimum.
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