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01-12-2013 04:34 AM
ippy Bumping this to add that neversummer have a demo week on nozawa. Had a play on the premier down a couple of runs on skyline and was suitably impressed. From what i saw they have:

A few evos.
A few SLs
2 heritage 158s (only one i asked about size)
a revolver
the premier (forgot to ask size but think 159)
a few cobras
some protos
a lotus
an infinity.

I think thats it. If you want to check out some neversummer gears and are in the area i think the dude said he was there until the 20th but theyre definitely in nozawa for all three days of the long weekend.
12-31-2012 09:11 AM
Snowboard_Otaku
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
日本人ですか?

おたく?
Japanese: No

Asian enough to read what you wrote: Yes

Otaku about snowboarding: Yes

^_^
12-30-2012 05:09 AM
dreampow If you can bomb on your evo I'm sure you'll feel fine on the proto, wasn't that bad at all, just a little more flapping in the tip and tail than say my old highlife (stiff as hell).

Didn't have any "OH shit" moments but you definitely need to keep it up on edge and stay in a good posture.
12-30-2012 03:33 AM
linvillegorge I'm probably selling my Evo and my Heritage to go with the Proto. I have a 158 Evo and a 162 Heritage. I love the playfulness of the Evo and the bomberness of the Heritage, I'm just no longer able to ride enough to rationalize having both of them.

If I had to pick one, I'd go with the Evo. I love how nimble it is in the trees and just how soft and fun it is. It can bomb almost as well as the Heritage once you learn to trust it. That's why I'm going Proto. I'm confident that it'll be able to hang in there when I want to bomb while also being able to butter and play when I want to do that.

I have a dedicated pow stick that I'm gonna hang onto.
12-30-2012 02:58 AM
dreampow
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Originally Posted by snowboard_otaku View Post
thought the sl is the does everything board in the never summer line ? Regardless good review and i love my proto.... Second season with it now and still loving how it rides
日本人ですか?

おたく?
12-30-2012 02:56 AM
dreampow
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I was also under the impression that the SL > Proto, in terms of versatility and quiver-killer-whatever etc
The proto has the same stiffness rating as the SL, although the SL is a little damper and has a slight setback. These features may give the SL a slight edge for carving.

Also the proto has the bullet proof carbonium top sheet and is lighter.

Finally the proto has the blunted tips so its better for spins and has a slightly longer effective edge.

I have ridden both and they are pretty close IMO. Both very versatile boards that do most things very well.

The size you choose makes a big difference too. If I rode the 154 it would be more park, but the 157 is perfect for all mountain at my weight (for my preferences).
12-30-2012 01:18 AM
onthefence
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Originally Posted by Snowboard_Otaku View Post
thought the SL is the does everything board in the never summer line ?
I was also under the impression that the SL > Proto, in terms of versatility and quiver-killer-whatever etc
12-30-2012 01:09 AM
Snowboard_Otaku
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The Proto is probably the best, most versatile does EVERYTHING board Neversummer makes. It`s going to be a mainstay for a long time to come I think.....

I will trying out that custom Summit (the Snowolf 1) that Vince and Tracy made for me this week in the 6 feet of fresh powder that has dumped on Mt. Hood.....

Standby for a a Neversummer Summit Review as well as a 2013 Gnu Billy Goat Splitboard....
thought the SL is the does everything board in the never summer line ? regardless good review and I love my proto.... second season with it now and still loving how it rides
12-18-2012 08:13 PM
dreampow
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
The Proto is probably the best, most versatile does EVERYTHING board Neversummer makes. It`s going to be a mainstay for a long time to come I think.....

I will trying out that custom Summit (the Snowolf 1) that Vince and Tracy made for me this week in the 6 feet of fresh powder that has dumped on Mt. Hood.....

Standby for a a Neversummer Summit Review as well as a 2013 Gnu Billy Goat Splitboard....
Interested to hear about that summit, have my eye on one of those badboys.

Enjoy those face shots.
12-18-2012 12:42 AM
Richie67
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Originally Posted by dreampow View Post
Depends where you ride. I ride in Nagano and because the terrain is a little steeper I would say you can get by on the proto, maybe the occasional silly deep day where it will struggle.

If we are talkin hokkaido with flatter terrain and deeper snow I would say you want a proper pow deck. Hakkoda as well.

If you have the means a pow deck is the way to go but if you know how to ride pow and if you are not a big heavy guy the proto does very well indeed.

I ride lots of pow and regularly blow past guys on their fish tails (mostly aussies) on my proto.
Rider will always be more important than the board. I aslo know the runs at my regular resort and that helps a lot too.
Sweet cheers! Who am I kiddin, I always jump at the chance to add to my gear.. i'll definately be buying a pow stick

Yea almost certain the work will be around the Nagano area, I'll be interested to hear what the Japanese based boarders have to say about that area compared to say Hokkaido. No need to rush though, probably 8 months before I have to look into it!
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