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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-12-2016, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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Hello,

I found what seems to be a great deal on a Never Summer snowboard on Craigslist, but the seller doesn't seem to know much about her own board. In our communication, she has said that all she knows about it is is that it's a 149. I would love to read some reviews and gather some opinions before deciding whether or not to buy it, but I can't track down the model. I have attached the four pictures from the craigslist ad belowódoes anyone know what year and make this is?

I've scoured the internet, and based on some vintage catalogue scans from this website, I think that this board is mostly likely from the mid 90's...perhaps 1996 or 1997? That's my only lead so far...any help would be deeply appreciated!
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Mystery solved!...Now, opinions needed

I took this question straight to the source and emailed Never Summer. They sent back this very helpful email:
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"Thank you for reaching out to us! Looks like you've got one of our early Directional boards, complete with the wonderfully 'vintage' cloth top sheet! The Directional was one of the earliest models of Never Summer back in the early-mid 90s. Seeing as how this is one of the earlier models, the camber profile will not be as refined as it is now, but you will still get that Never Summer feel to your ride. Also, no need to apologize at all! We're beyond excited that you're looking into this board! It's a great board, somewhat stiff, but a good one to have.
Thank you for your support!
Never Summer Industries"
I was beyond thrilled that they were so helpful, and immediately took to Google to learn more about the board...and ran into another problem. It seems this board is so old, there's no reviews of it! And to further complicate matters, the name of this model is now a standard descriptor for many types of snowboards, and that's all the my searches have turned up.

Has anyone ridden an early-90's Never Summer "Directional"? What is it like? What level of rider would you recommend it for?

Thanks!
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Has anyone ridden an early-90's Never Summer "Directional"? What is it like? What level of rider would you recommend it for?

Thanks!
I rode my bro's in like 97, not sure what year and model his was but it was stiff and really damp, all in all it was a good board. I'd say it was more for intermediate-advanced riders.
If your getting it for like 2 digits cheap then go for it. If it's over $100 I would keep looking.
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Thanks so much! I'm pretty solidly an intermediate rider. I grew up in Colorado and have been riding for over a decade, but in recent years I've stagnated because of living in the midwest (where the level of terrain available hardly rivals that of the West) and because I have never updated from my beginning board, an old Burton Charger. I'm hoping that getting back to my old stomping grounds and buying a slightly better board (this one's going for $70) will up my game just a little.

Advice appreciated...thanks again!
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