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A fusion between powder board and aggressive all-mountain carver, the Never Summer Women's Insta/Gator is a blast to take out, no matter what conditions are ahead of you. It's unique shape somehow allows it to lay down high-speed turns, float through deep snow, and crank spins off natural side hits with equal precision. Courtesy of its wide outline and 12mm taper, you can downsize this board 10cm from the length you would normally ride and still float like a dream in powder. Going with a shorter deck creates a more agile ride that lets you maneuver swiftly through the trees, while surprisingly the massive surface area ensures it remains stable when blasting down steeps at high speeds. It also holds an unrelenting edge so you can test how low you can go when carving up groomers. So, whether it's a deep day with constant refills or bulletproof and all you have are scraped-clean slopes, you'll find a way to have a good time on the Insta/Gator.
- Uniquely-shaped board destined for all-mountain greatness
- Intended to be ridden 10cm shorter than normal board
- Short, wide shape is floaty, stable, and agile
- Medium flex provides versatility for all terrain
- Carbon laminates enhance pop and response
- RDS 2 system dampens vibrations for a smoother ride
- Sintered base is fast and durable
- Never Summer boards are handmade in Colorado
- Item #NVS005J
- Q & A
Flex test comparison to Proto and Onyx
Summer Never Insta/Gator Review (women’s) with flex test. Flex test comparison to Proto and Onyx
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got to demo some Never Summers at the Sierra at Tahoe demo day. I demoed boards on both Friday and Saturday. I liked all the boards but the Insta/Gator stood out. I liked it so much I rode it both days. Both days were powder days and the Insta/Gator was the perfect board. I am 5'2 with a small frame. I demoed it in a 138. Most days I ride a 139 Proto Type Two for park and a 146 Lotus (old version of the Aura) for powder. The flex is a lot like my Proto Type Two. It was really fun to ride such a short flexy board in powder. I was worried that the board would not float me because it was so short but it floated me better than my 146! Plus, my back leg didn't get tried. You really don't need to lean back. The board did all the work for me. The nose of the board is extra wide and is super stable. I never cartwheeled any of my landings. The board had great pop and was super easy to front flip because you got a lot of pop from the nose and there is almost no tail to catch in the snow. I could front flip off very little air. The tail also made it super easy to wheelie. I even took this board on little kickers and rails. Rails and tree rides were simple because the board is wide. I have never ridden a board that felt more stable when I was skating. The only drawback was that it was a little more difficult to ride switch but not impossible. Plus, I don't even ride switch very much in powder. I have never had more fun riding powder in my life. This board is a game changer. Your back leg will thank you. It turns the whole mountain into a giant park. Both days I never got stuck in the powder. If you are a guy looking to get your girl a board, I highly reccomend this board unless you enjoy waiting for your chick while the powder is getting tracked out. I already picked up my board. Now all I need is snow. Have a great season and be safe.