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Review: NS Proto Type Two 2016-2017 WOW!

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Me: 5'11" 270lbs
Board: 160cm Never Summer Proto Type Two 2016-2017 bought at local shop btw
Bindings: Burton Malavitas 2015-2016
Boots: Size 11 DC Judge Boa 2015-2016
Resort: Table Mountain, Saskatchewan
Conditions: Sunny and Windy, -10C. Good snow for Saskatchewan but no pow at all.

Wow just wow!

I finally got to take this baby out this past weekend and I loved everything about this board. Now please keep in mind that I have been riding a 2001 Burton Rippey for the past 15ish years so this was a huge jump in tech for me but wow. Everything was easier on this board, presses, switch, jumps, carving, wow. In the past, I have had trouble with my heel edge washing out on steep stuff, not anymore. The asym heel side cut held very well, and I felt extremely comfortable at high speed, my old board was a bit shorter and would get squirrely at speed. I was almost switch carving on this thing which I have never been able to do, not even close, I even rode a blue run switch for the first time! In another few weeks, I will feel totally comfortable riding switch. I also love the scratch proof top sheet but it probably won't hold stickers if you care about that kind of shit. It felt super light under my feet too (it isn't extremely light probably normal weight board) but it just felt easy to control I guess. It was a perfect day with this board.

PROS
Love pretty much everything about this board, I felt like a better rider from the moment I strapped in.

CONS
Not in love with the graphics but they aren't terrible, just average. I like a more mature graphic since I'm old, just prefer Jones graphics I guess.
The factory wax job was a bit shitty, I need to wax this baby a couple more times. The base just looked dry, and no one else rode it before me, it was brand new when I bought it.

All in all very minor cons. I give this board 9/10. I'd hesitate to give any board a 10/10 but I love this board.
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I just had to reiterate how much I love this board. I took it out again Saturday and this time I really took the brakes off. I can bomb with this board like nothing I have ridden before. It really handles speed well. I almost can't believe how stable I feel on this thing. I hit a fast black diamond again and it held really well. Zero heel edge washout or chatter. Anyhow, I know I'm repeating myself but I had to say it. WOW
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So I have a 2014 Proto HD and thinking about getting the Type Two next season (love the new graphics coming out). However, I now ride a 154 at 170 lbs 'no gear on', and size 9.5 boots. I like the quickness of the smaller board, but it gets a little sketchy 40mph +. So, I'm definitley going to size up to 157 considering I never hit the park and want an all mtn board.

One of my issues I've experienced is that the proto I ride now really folds and just flexes under chop or chunder runs. It feels like it's soft as hell and I'm curious if sizing up to a 157 and if the type two now is stiffer. Looking at West and the 25 as well.
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So I have a 2014 Proto HD and thinking about getting the Type Two next season (love the new graphics coming out). However, I now ride a 154 at 170 lbs 'no gear on', and size 9.5 boots. I like the quickness of the smaller board, but it gets a little sketchy 40mph +. So, I'm definitley going to size up to 157 considering I never hit the park and want an all mtn board.

One of my issues I've experienced is that the proto I ride now really folds and just flexes under chop or chunder runs. It feels like it's soft as hell and I'm curious if sizing up to a 157 and if the type two now is stiffer. Looking at West and the 25 as well.
go with the west. better all mountain board if you don't hit the park. The 25 is a charger if you want to go fast all the time, not a particularly forgiving board
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Think I"m leaning that way. Next year's graphic looks sick on that board as well!
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Think I"m leaning that way. Next year's graphic looks sick on that board as well!
my only regret about geting a TT this year is that net years graphics look to be far superior.
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Just ordered a NS Type Two, should be here next Thursday and then I'm on the groomers that weekend.

Can't wait.
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my only regret about geting a TT this year is that net years graphics look to be far superior.
Where are you seeing the TT '18 graphics?
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Where are you seeing the TT '18 graphics?


There's a thread on here with lots of sneak peaks. Can't recall is title but search 2018 preview or something and you should find it.


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Where are you seeing the TT '18 graphics?
You should follow Never Summer on instagram or facebook they did a big preview from SIA a couple weeks ago, showed off every board for 17/18. I love the West with the buffalo on it!
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