NEVER SUMMER PROTO TYPE TWO 2018 - 2019
Serving up a slight twist on a team favorite, the Proto Type Two is a fun-time inducing combination of Never Summer's popular Gunslinger and Ripsaw boards. This board offers a perfect mid-flex with its NS SuperLight Wood Core, and then like a cherry on the top, it provides a ton of pop with its Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile that can dig in when needed. STS Pretensioned Fiberglass and the Bi-Lite Fiberglass this board is engineered with give it a loose feel for buttering and jibbing your way through the rail line. If you are looking to dominate the mountain then you should definitely give Never Summer's Proto Type Two a try.
Mid to Mid-Firm
Construction and Core
NS Superlight Wood Core – Using a custom blend of wood species that was created to be the lightest weight yet durable core on the market. The NS Superlight Wood Core is CNC sanded in the custom wood working facility to a fraction of a millimeter. A tailored flex is perfected, giving our snowboards unequaled performance.
Carbon Max Laminate Technology – More carbon equals more power and performance. The Carbon Max Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and bottom carbon matrix to maximize response and strength where it's needed most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful configuration that provides torsional rigidity and energy transfer without sacrificing the control a rider needs.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass – The world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. This advanced pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers (the length of the effective edge). This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving our snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass – Bi-Lite Fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of Never Summer's STS fiberglass with an ultralight glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.
Perforated Rocker Pad – Perforated to reduce weight, these thin elastomeric Perforated Rocker Pads are strategically located in the mid-section of the board. This absorbs the vibration between the feet and provides a buffer in the rocker area which is in continuous contact with the snow.
RDS 2 Damping System – This lightweight system uses three narrower laminated damping layers that provide the perfect combination of vibration, absorption, and stability. RDS 2 is the perfect balance of freeride stability and freestyle liveliness.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers – Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high-speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Harmonic Tip/Tail Damper – Harmonic Dampers in the tip and tail take out a high percentage of residual vibration by quieting the nose and tail. This enhances stability at speed, in variable snow conditions, and on board landings without deadening the liveliness and pop of the cambered areas.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls – Never Summer was the first snowboard company to use and perfect Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls, and they've never seen one crack. Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature.
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base – Crown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for higher end boards. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
Premium Topsheet – The Premium Topsheet is a very durable, lightweight, scratch and chip resistant fiber backed thermoplastic. The premium topsheets also provide more grip than other topsheet materials, working as a built-in stomp pad. These premium topsheet materials include Never Summer's Carbonium Topsheet, Hextech, Matte Topsheet and TruGrit Topsheet.
P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection – Boards with P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection have UHMW plastic, or P-Tex which is a softer molecular material that not only seals and protects the wood core, but also absorbs vibration and impact.
Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile
Extended Transition Area
Vario Power Grip Sidecut – Vario Power Grip Sidecut utilizes multiple radiuses creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed, however when unbent allows the board to track straight and not catch. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radii which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radius which renders quick turn initiation and the final contact points.
Low Profile Tip/Tail – A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and stability to your landings. Low Profile Tip/Tail also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it's deep.
Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Core Material: Carbon, Wood
Rocker Type: Camber Rocker Camber
Tip Width: 29.7cm @ 152cm, 29.9cm @ 154cm, 30.1cm @ 157cm, 30.2cm @ 160
Tip Width for Wide: 31.0cm @ 155X, 31.2cm @ 158X, 31.3cm @ 161X, 31.5cm @ 164X
Width: 24.8cm @ 152cm, 25.0cm @ 154cm, 25.2cm @ 157cm, 25.4cm @ 160
Width for Wide: 26.1cm @ 155X, 26.3cm @ 158X, 26.5cm @ 161X, 26.7cm @ 164X
Tail Width: 29.7cm @ 152cm, 29.9cm @ 154cm, 30.1cm @ 157cm, 30.2cm @ 160
Tail Width for Wide: 31.0cm @ 155X, 31.2cm @ 158X, 31.3cm @ 161X, 31.5cm @ 164X
Warranty: 3 year manufacturers