Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 258 Post(s)
Review: NS Proto Type Two 2016-2017 WOW!
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.
Love pretty much everything about this board, I felt like a better rider from the moment I strapped in.
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.