If you gave us a week to shred and a whole bunch of Never Summer boards to test - we'd be happy as larry... Call us nerdy, but there's just so much tech going on in these, that we're always intrigued to see how they ride.
Never Summer have got over 20 years experience under there belt building boards, which, according to our calculations, effectively means their boards are 20x better, right? (Ok maybe our maths isn't 100% watertight). Either way there are some sweet shred shticks in here, and tasty graphics to boot.
We're particularly stoked on the Iron Maiden style text in for the Heritage series this year, and in general there's plenty of brush strokes going on in this year's designs as we move into the mellow artistic side of things.
New to the line this year - and presumably named after Vince Sanders, the man himself!
The Cobra is a carbonium classic - a real all mountain shredder built on the popular Proto HD. Coming at you this year in the same vibrant red/black colours, but with a softer transition and less harsh lines - just as smooth as the ride it promises.
[part title="Heritage and Heritage X"]
True fans don't just buy a t-shirt for the band they love. They get the mouse-mat, the coffee mug, and now, the snowboard. Ok so it's actually a Never Summer board, not just some cheap piece of tat with an extortionate mark-up - even better!
(We're guessing you don't have to be an Iron Maiden fan to ride this years' carbonium big-mountain Heritage board - but it probably helps!)
[part title="Raven, Infinity and Onyx"]
Agressive all mountain women's carbonium board with a dark mythical edge. This high performance board is as stable and manoeuvrable as you can imagine.
This women specific all mountain freestyle stick is super versatile - the Infinity will keep shredding as long as you want and take you anywhere you want to go.
Park and pipe board for the girls - it's an award winning twin with a blunted, low profile nose and tail and a sick tie dye top sheet too.
Also check out the Raven Split below:
[part title="Proto HD / HDX"]
The Proto series is always on the move, always learning and developing, it's almost like it's got a mind of it's own... nice topsheet graphic here - inspired by the night's sky.
[part title="Revolver 4.0 / Evo 4.0"]
The Evo, and it's big brother the Revolver are men's park and pipe boards that offer an agile and smooth ride. The low profile blunted nose and tail make this perfect for spinning off the lip and this year's understated graphics look rad!
Last year, Never Summer added the Ripsaw to the line, offering double the camber of their standard rocker camber profile giving it huge pop and edge hold. It's amped up style has gone down a storm and this year they've bought it back as a firm starter in their line up.
[part title="Onyx Mini & Evo Mini"]
Just like the original Onxy and Evo, but mini. Park and pipe boards for the discerning young grom.