Never Summer Proto Slinger 2021

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  • Regular price $549.00


X – Wide version of the original

The asym park ripping Funslinger is gone, but before it departed to the realm where good snowboards go when they retire, a bit of its DNA was taken and spliced with the similarly defunct Proto Type Two. The result of this reckless hybridization is the Never Summer Proto Slinger Snowboard. A soft flexing park board with asymmetrical multi-radius sidecut and the all new Shock Wave Rocker Camber profile, the Slinger is ready lay down wicked carves, apply thick coats of butter to hand rails, and boost park jumps and side hits off into oblivion. Thanks to its unique blend of innovative geometry, true twin shape, and playful flex, the Proto Slinger is a perfect board for both progressing all-mountain riders and playful park rippers. The Never Summer Proto Slinger X Snowboard is a wider version of the standard version with the same feel and construction.

 

Product Details

Rocker Type

Shock Wave Rocker Camber  Shock Wave Rocker Camber gives you the shock of explosive power and the fluid feel of riding a wave. SWRC features longer camber areas under the bindings for huge pop and vice like stability with a smaller rocker area in between that retains quick turn initiation and flotation. The hallmarks of the patented Rocker Camber Profile.

Extended Transition Area  Never Summer adds a small flat section in the snowboard profile that improves both turn initiation and powder flotation.

Flex

Flex Rating  4 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)

Dampness Rating  4 (1 Lively - 10 Damp)

Shape

Asym Vario Power Grip Sidecut  Vario Power Grip Sidecut utilizes multiple radii creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed, but allows the board to track straight and not catch when unbent. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radii, which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radii which render quick turn initiation and the final contact points. The asymmetrical version of the Vario sidecut puts a longer radius on the toe side and a shorter radius on the heel side.

Low Profile Tip/Tail  A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and stability to your landings. Low Profile Tip/Tail also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it's deep.

Core

NS Superlight Wood Core  Never Summer uses a custom blend of wood species that was created to be the lightest weight yet durable core on the market. The NS Superlight Wood Core is CNC sanded in the custom wood working facility to a fraction of a millimeter. A tailored flex is perfected, giving their snowboards unequaled performance.

Laminates

Carbon VXR Laminate Technology  Carbon VXR extends carbon fiber V's out from the inserts to the effective edge for quick response while stiffening the board torsionally. Additionally, V's are positioned to the ends of the board providing maximum boost and pop when loaded up. This is an ideal layup to transfer energy to the end of the effective edge, tip/tail and still give the board a softer more forgiving mid-flex for torsional control.

STS Pretensioned Fiberglass  The world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. This advanced pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers (the length of the effective edge). This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving our snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.

Bi-Lite Fiberglass  Bi-Lite Fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of Never Summer's STS fiberglass with an ultralight glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.

FDS Damping System  Specifically designed for some freestyle models, FDS utilizes thinner rubber foil for a lighter, snappier feel while still providing the legendary NS smooth ride.

Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers  Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high-speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.

Harmonic Tip / Tail Damper  Harmonic Dampers in the tip and tail take out a high percentage of residual vibration by quieting the nose and tail. This enhances stability at speed, in variable snow conditions and on board landings without deadening the liveliness and pop of the cambered areas.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls  Never Summer was the first snowboard company to use and perfect Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls, and they've never seen one crack. Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base  Crown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for higher end boards. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.

Edges

Full Wrap Metal Edge

Topsheet

Premium Coextruded Polymer Topsheet  The Premium Topsheet is a durable, lightweight, scratch and chip resistant fiber backed thermoplastic. The premium topsheets also provide more grip than other topsheet materials, working as a built-in stomp pad.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern

Specs

  • Terrain: Freestyle, All-Mountain
    FreestyleAll-Mountain
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    Intermediate-Advanced
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber
    Camber/Rocker/Camber
  • Shape: Asymmetrical, True Twin
  • Flex Rating: Soft
    Soft
  • Binding Mount Pattern:2x4
  • Core/Laminates: Wood