First off, Never Summer boards have never been cheap. But if you put the Proto alongside the competitor’s boards you can immediately see why there is a premium to pay. If it’s your first shred of the season after a long summer off, you can jump straight on the Proto and it immediately feels like you’ve never stopped riding as its stability lets you crank it right up to full power right off the first chair.
The Ripsaw Rocker Camber profile features enhanced camber underfoot with a reverse rocker section between the bindings which makes the Proto super stable at speed with unparalleled edge-hold, whilst maintaining a playful jibby feel at slower speeds.
The twin shape allows you to hone your switch riding while the sintered base will leave your pals in your wake. The board is noticeably lighter than a lot of others on the market thanks to the lightweight wood core, and it feels super poppy when you load it up in the park.
VERDICT The perfect resort board for guys who want an all-mountain/freestyle snowboard to shred across the whole mountain. The Proto Type II is your new best friend.