|Camber Profile||Fusion Rocker Camber|
|Terrain||All Mountain, Freeride, Powder|
|Core||NS Superlight Wood Core|
|Laminates/Additives||Bi-Lite Fiberglass, Carbon|
The West Bound, the best board in town. The greatest profile in snowboarding snuck its way out
of the Shaper Series and on to the best. The West Bound features a boss shape, a pinch of taper, and the Recluse Web Carbon Layup. We now float better, carve better, maneuver better, we are better. POP?!? Like an exploding hot air balloon. Find your home on the West. Go West Bound my friend.
**Base Colors May Vary**
Fusion Rocker Camber + Early Rise Nose – Introducing Fusion RC. Never Summer put the edge gripping hold, the snap out of turns, and the huge pop of Ripsaw RC in the back and combined it with the float and surfy feel of Original RC in the front. Fusion is here to bring back the fun and fluidity that will make snowboarding dynamic again.
Extended Transition Area – Never Summer adds a small flat section in the snowboard profile that improves both turn initiation and powder flotation.
Flex Rating – 7/10
Dampness Rating – 5/10
A mid stiff flex that can handle speed and aggressive riding, yet it still playful enough to take into the park.
Power Grip Sidecut – Power Grip Sidecut with Rocker Camber is the science of snowboarding perfected. Power Grip Sidecut utilizes multiple radiii creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold.
Taper - 5mm
NS Superlight Wood Core – Never Summer uses a custom blend of wood species that was created to be the lightest weight yet durable core on the market. The NS Superlight Wood Core is CNC sanded in the custom wood working facility to a fraction of a millimeter. A tailored flex is perfected, giving their snowboards unequaled performance.
Recluse Web Carbon Layup – Strategically positioned to stiffen the board at the ends for edge hold pressure, spring, and stability. The Recluse Web Carbon Layup holds the integrity of the board's flex pattern over a long period and creates a powerful snap in and out of the turn.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass – The world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. This advanced pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers (the length of the effective edge). This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving our snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass – Bi-Lite Fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of Never Summer's STS fiberglass with an ultralight glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.
RDS 2 Damping System – This lightweight system uses three narrower laminated dampening layers that provide the perfect combination of vibration, absorption, and stability. RDS 2 is the perfect balance of freeride stability and freestyle liveliness.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers – Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high-speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls – Never Summer was the first snowboard company to use and perfect Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls, and they've never seen one crack. Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature.
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base – Crown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for higher end boards. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection – Boards with P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection have UHMW plastic, or P-Tex which is a softer molecular material that not only seals and protects the wood core, but also absorbs vibration and impact.
2 x 4 Insert Pattern
Board Size Chart
Waist Width (mm)
Effective Edge (cm)
Nose/Tail Width (cm)
|158 Wide||264||119||Vario 786||31.0/30.5||5|
|161 Wide||265||122||Vario 813||31.2/30.7||5|
|165 Wide||267||126||Vario 850||31.4/30.9||5|