Highly impressed with Never Summer!
I have been riding my NS EVO 154 for a couple days now and Iím pretty impressed. As you can tell by my avatar Iím a lib tech fan boy so going to NS was a big step for me. This past Sunday I took the board with me up to 7 springs here in PA (they just got roughly 14 inches of snow) and I wanted to test the board out in east coast pow. I was worried the board would be to flexy for the pow, but man it just floated right on top and cut so easily required very little effort!
My biggest thing is though durability, all the guys that rode with me have lib techs and we all took the same trails. After hitting rock after rock and trees oh and running through a field of jagger bushes (thought they were only small tree branches) the base and edges of my board look like nothing happened! My friends Lib Techís on the other hand were pretty beat up all the way around. Front not have a metal edge made their boards delam a little and there base just didnít seem to be as strong as the NS (they had huge gashes in there boards where I had none just black ďbrushĒ marks where I hit rocks).
After everything I am definitely a Never Summer fan and there build quality is second to none when it comes to their boards. The only thing I missed from my Lib tech was magne traction the vario grip was ok, but not nearly as nice as magne.
Board: LIB Tech SKate Banana
Bindings: UNION Force
Boots: ThirtyTwo TM Two