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SnowboardYogaGirlwrote a review of on October 10, 2017

Game changer!
5 5

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.

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SnowboardYogaGirlwrote a review of on September 7, 2016

By far my favorite
5 5

I was lucky enough to try the new Never Summer Women's Proto Type Two at Sierra at Tahoe’s demo day and again at another demo day. I tried a 139 (spring park day) and 142 (powder day). I am 5'2 with a small frame. If I had to choose one size I would go for the 139.

The all new Women’s Never Summer Type Two Proto is an all mountain asym twin. In my opinion there is nothing this board can’t handle. From warm spring park days to deep powder lines.

I was worried that this board would be too stiff since I was riding a flexy freestyle specific snowboard but this board is still fun and playful. It simply feels more stable. It is easy to spin and butter around on. I was able to spin 540s with ease.

The biggest change I noticed riding this board is how much easier it is to make a heel turn. This board has a deeper sidecut on the heel edge. It makes a huge difference. While riding my local mountain there were heel edge side hits that I could not get to before but on the Type Two Proto I have the speed and edge hold to get to those side hits. This is a game changer because it just gives me more opportunities. Simply put, you don't need to edge as hard and you feel more stable when making heel turns. Since I use less effort to make heel turns, I find it easier to ride switch as well.

I feel that this board did very well on rails and boxes. It was easy to 50/50 and keep straight. It also felt very stable and locked in on boardslides.

The TruGrit Topsheet looks amazing. It reminds me of sandpaper or grip tape. In the sun it looks like it sparkles or shimmers. I got a lot of compliments on how the board looks. You would think it would be more grippy than other topsheets but I felt it had about the same grip. Not that this matters since I am a huge fan of Crab Grabs, which I recommend with any board--they just make it easier to grab.

I love the pop of this board, not only off kickers and side hits but also getting up onto features. I could definitely ollie higher on this board. This amazing pop took me a little time to get used to but once I did, it was obviously a plus. I was able to boost higher without even trying. The board does the work for you.

This board floats on the powder like a dream even with my centered park stance. My back leg was not killing me even through I ride in Tahoe where the powder can be heavy at times.
It cuts right through the chop and chunder. It feels so stable and does NOT buck you around on the bumps. It is amazing to ride such a poppy board that still has great dampening. This is a hard combination to find in a board.

Out of all the boards that I demoed from Never Summer and other companies, it was by far my favorite. I ended up getting this board. Now I just need it to snow. Hope this helps.

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SnowboardYogaGirlwrote a review of on December 13, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love my Never Summer Onyx! I have tried many different board companies but Never Summer is by far my favorite. Since I got on a Never Summer I have never ridden another brand. They are so much stronger than other boards I have ridden and they last longer. I ride in Tahoe and hit a lot of rocks but I have never had a core shot. My Onyx is so much fun to ride and makes spinning so easy. When I got my Onyx I went from spinning 360's to 540's over night. The flex of the snowboard makes it simple for me to load up and spin. The Rocker Camber makes it easier for me to not catch my edges. This board is fun and flexy yet stable at high speeds. It has been so fun to ride in the park and all over the mountain. For my style of riding I will never go back to a Full Camber board. This board also does amazingly well riding through bumps and choppy terrain. I am 5'2 with a small frame and ride a 140. Hope this helps.

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SnowboardYogaGirlwrote a review of on January 15, 2015

I love my Never Summer Onyx.
5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love my Never Summer Onyx. I am very rough on my snowboards and ride anytime I have free time. It has held up amazingly well. Other brands that I have had in the past would have never been able to take what I do to my Never Summer. I ride in Tahoe and some years we don't get the snow you would hope for so I have hit a lot of rocks that would have broken my other boards, but my Never Summer handles the rocks just fine. The top sheet is very strong and does not chip away, which has happened with my past snowboards. These boards are made here in the USA by snowboarders that know what they are doing. This board is amazing in the parks and it even rides well in the powder. It does very well at high speeds and is so easy to spin around. You will be very happy with this snowboard. The people that work in customer service are super friendly and helpful.

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