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Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard · 2023 · 152 cm


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Ideal for all-mountain explorers and park rats, offering superior edge control, pop, and versatility.

Great for
  • Turn easePower Grip Sidecut technology provides superior edge control.
  • PlayfulnessShockwave Rocker Camber profile ensures a playful ride.
  • High speed stabilityShockwave Rocker Camber profile provides stability.
  • CarvingPower Grip Sidecut technology allows effortless carving.
  • VersatilityPerforms well in any terrain, park or mountain.
Avoid for
  • FlotationTrue twin shape doesn't promote floating in powder.
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The Never Summer Proto Synthesis Snowboard is the latest addition to the Proto series, offering explosive pop and unbeatable edge hold. With Shockwave Rocker Camber technology, this board boasts an impressive store of energy that delivers unmatched performance on any terrain. The Power Grip Sidecut provides superior edge control, making it easier than ever to carve through even the toughest snow conditions. This All Mountain Twin board is perfect for riders who demand nothing but the best.

Key Features:

  • Shockwave Rocker Camber technology delivers explosive pop and unmatched energy storage.
  • Power Grip Sidecut provides superior edge control for effortless carving.
  • All Mountain Twin design offers versatility and performance in any terrain.
  • Unbeatable vice-like edge hold ensures maximum stability and control on every turn.
  • Perfectly balanced flex pattern for a smooth ride in all conditions.
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4.98 average rating

Snowboard size (cm)152
Age GroupAdult
Model year2023
Waist width (mm)252
Snowboard typeFreestyle, All Mountain
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced
Rocker profileCamber/Rocker/Camber
ShapeTrue Twin
Effective edge (mm)1176
Tip width (mm)300
Tail width (mm)300
Core/LaminatesCarbon, Wood
Sidecut radius (m)7.24
Rider weight (lbs)125 - 176
BaseDurasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base
Binding mount pattern2x4
EdgesFull Wrap Metal Edge
Flex rating6
TerrainAll mountain

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I can't sing the praises of this board enough! This is a phenomenal choice for all ranges with its Shockwave Rocker Camber (hybrid profile, camber underfoot, rocker between feet) technology and true twin shape. This board is consistent in presses and butters while quickly changing direction without hesitation. The board shape and Power Grip Sidecut technology provide superior edge control... Read more
Ideal for
  • This is a true do it all board with the rocker/camber technology it delivers phenomenal pop and smooth riding
  • This board is great for all-mountain, any condition riding with it's Power Grip Sidecut for edge control and effortless carving
  • True twin and flex pattern delivers superior balance on the mountain or in the park
Not ideal for
  • Expert freestyle riders might want a slightly more aggressive board
  • True twin shape doesn't promote floating in powder conditions
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It’s a banger

Originally posted at neversummer.com on Feb 18, 2024
Got the proto synthesis and the mini for my boy for the 23/24 season and they’ve been bangers! Plenty of pop on the mountain and the park. Low chatter and good edge hold. So happy with this purchase and will definitely be buying another Never Summer board in the future! Keep it up!
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First New Board in a while…

Originally posted at neversummer.com on Jan 19, 2024
I’ve been on my old Burton for years, and this year I stepped up to the ProtoSynthesis 160X. My riding has never had such a quantum leap! This board holds on the crust, carves through the groomers, and floats on the powder without a moment of doubt. I’ve been riding since 1989, and this board is the best thing ever had the joy of experiencing on the mountain.
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