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Expert Review: 2023 Never Summer Lady FR Snowboard [with Video]

Published on 09/08/2023 · 2 min readSnowboard Expert Arielle Busch tested the 2023 Never Summer Lady FR snowboard at Powder Mountain in Utah.
By Snowboarding Expert Arielle Busch

Curated Expert Arielle Busch got her hands on the 2023 Never Summer Lady FR and put it to the test at Powder Mountain in Utah this spring. Check out how it performed, but don’t forget, every rider is unique; if you have any questions on the Lady FR or would like recommendations on what board would be ideal for your needs, reach out to a Snowboard Expert here on Curated.

Before we jump in, a quick note that Curated Experts are not sponsored by any brands, all of these reviews are completely unbiased.

Overall Impressions

What's your overall impression of the board? My first impressions of the Proto FR women's model is that it is definitely a charger.

How is its flex? This board is a true 8 out of 10 flex. For me, this is one of the stiffest women’s boards I've been on in a very long time.

How is its edge hold? I did find the Triple Camber profile to be weirdly catchy at moments, which is a good and bad thing. When you're locked in, it really locks in. Though I didn't feel caught when I was locked into a carve. If I weren't locked into a turn, there were moments where I felt like I was catching a bit, and then maybe I slid out a bit, but then I got right back into it.

How is stability in turns? This board feels pretty stable. And it does have a little bit of playfulness to it. Not as much as I usually prefer, but it's definitely different from a full camber board. Though it's better than a hybrid.

How is its responsiveness? Even though it is a pretty stiff board, it is super responsive and really just a powerful blast to ride.

How is the board on jumps and how is its stability on landings? The dampness on this board is pretty high. It's also made out of tin, and really absorbed all of my landings. I didn't feel like I was landing on a plank of wood, even though it is pretty stiff.

How is it on uneven terrain? I personally felt like this board did really well in the uneven terrain. I was definitely able to make my tight turns and absorb everything.

Recommendations

Who would you recommend this board to? This board is certainly meant for a more aggressive rider.

Who should avoid this board? The Never Summer Lady FR is not for beginners, whatsoever. Snowboards work differently for different types of riders. If you want help finding the right board for you, reach out to Arielle or any other Snowboard Expert here on Curated for free, personalized recommendations. Note that the 2024 version of the Never Summer Lady FR is linked below - same tech, just different graphic:

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Arielle Busch
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I've been sliding on snow since I was about 3 years old. After graduating college, I decided to turn my passion into a reality, as I headed west for my first career experience. I packed up my car with my one snowboard setup, (now a collection), and began working at Keystone Resort, CO, as a snowboard instructor. Later, I became a Ski School Supervisor. ​ For 4 seasons, I lived in snowboarding paradise, as I was able to ride almost every day. In addition, I also worked at a local ski and board shop (when I wasn't on the mountain). ​ After my Keystone experience, I decided to travel a bit, spent some time back east, and also enjoyed a year in Southern California to see what the west coast had to offer! Being that I live a very nodamic lifestyle, I purchased a travel trailer in 2021 and spent a season in Bozeman, MT. I've now settled back into Colorado life at a lower elevation in beautiful Golden, CO! Throughout the season youll mainly see me at Copper and Winter Park when I'm not on the road traveling to catch the next big storm 🤙 ​ Snowboarding is my passion, and a part of who I am. I’m thrilled to share the stoke of this sport, by giving people the assistance needed to achieve their goals. Helping you in a positive and supportive way keeps me energized! My ultimate satisfaction is knowing that I’ve helped you find gear that you love, and that will keep you totally impassioned about this sport!
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Arielle Busch, Snowboarding Expert
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Arielle Busch
Snowboarding Expert
I've been sliding on snow since I was about 3 years old. After graduating college, I decided to turn my passion into a reality, as I headed west for my first career experience. I packed up my car with my one snowboard setup, (now a collection), and began working at Keystone Resort, CO, as a snowboard instructor. Later, I became a Ski School Supervisor. ​ For 4 seasons, I lived in snowboarding paradise, as I was able to ride almost every day. In addition, I also worked at a local ski and board shop (when I wasn't on the mountain). ​ After my Keystone experience, I decided to travel a bit, spent some time back east, and also enjoyed a year in Southern California to see what the west coast had to offer! Being that I live a very nodamic lifestyle, I purchased a travel trailer in 2021 and spent a season in Bozeman, MT. I've now settled back into Colorado life at a lower elevation in beautiful Golden, CO! Throughout the season youll mainly see me at Copper and Winter Park when I'm not on the road traveling to catch the next big storm 🤙 ​ Snowboarding is my passion, and a part of who I am. I’m thrilled to share the stoke of this sport, by giving people the assistance needed to achieve their goals. Helping you in a positive and supportive way keeps me energized! My ultimate satisfaction is knowing that I’ve helped you find gear that you love, and that will keep you totally impassioned about this sport!
70 Reviews
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