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Never Summer Womens Proto Synthesis 2021 Snowboard Review

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Overall Rating Loved it!
Riding Style All Mountain Freestyle
Riding Level Intermediate - Advanced
Fits Boot size (US) Women's, < 8, 8-10
Manufactured in USA by Never Summer
Shape True Twin
Camber Profile Hybrid Rocker
Stance Centered
Approx. Weight Feels Normal
Powder Average
Turning Experience Great
Carving Good
Speed Great
Uneven Terrain Great
Switch Great
Jumps Great
Jibbing Good
Pipe Great
On Snow Feel


Turn Initiation


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Hard Snow

Never Summer Womens Proto Synthesis 2021 Review by The Good Ride

The NEW Never Summer Women’s Proto Synthesis is an all mountain freestyle twin that comes with a new camber profile. It is called the Shockwave Rocker Camber. The new camber has a more elongated rocker section between the feet, and camber outside of the bindings. It comes with a 6/10 flex and a sintered base.

The new Proto Synthesis is replacing the old Proto Type Two. No more Asymmetry like the Proto Type Two had, and comes with the updated Shockwave camber profile.

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Size: 142
Days: 3
Conditions: Spring snow, Off Piste, Heavy Spring Pow
Riders: Steph
Boots:  Vans Ferra
Bindings: Union Juliet
Set Up:  21″ Centered

Approximate Weight: Felt Normal

On Snow Feel: The Proto Synthesis felt stable and somewhat connected to the snow, while at the same time having that looser hybrid rocker feel to it. The board flexes into almost a positive camber profile when you weight it, and when you un-weight you get the benefit of the rocker again.

Turning: I was only able to test this in off piste conditions due to resort closures. Turning was rather easy and fun on the Proto Synthesis. However, I could tell the board had a bunch of energy in it and had no problems charging when I wanted to, but it didn’t feel like it was going to punish me too bad if I made a mistake. It is quick to turn and maneuver from edge to edge.

Carving: I wasn’t able to get this board on any open terrain or groomers, but I have a feeling it is going to be a bunch of fun to carve when I get the chance. It might not be up there with the carve specific boards, but I’m thinking it will be a really good carver for being an all mountain twin.

Jumps/Park: I really can’t wait to test this board again and bring it into a terrain park. I have a feeling it is going to be a lot of fun on jumps. It seemed to have a lot of energy in the board for ollies and popping. Same for the pipe. I think this board would be a lot of fun in a half pipe with the mix of the stability and camber profile.

Powder: The Proto Synthesis is ok in powder and softer snow, but there are many better boards out there for this. It rides powder pretty well for being a twin. And the slight rocker between the feet helps with this as well. But it may be better as the every day driver and then trading it out for a more powder specific board when it dumps.

Overall: If you like a hybrid rocker profile in a board, but want something that has positive camber benefits, the new Women’s Proto Synthesis might be something to look into. It can handle all mountain riding as well as park riding and off piste. It is quick to turn and has a lot of energy and stability.



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