Never Summer Proto HD-X All Mountain SnowboardSTYLE # PROTOHD-X14/15
X: A wide version of the original. The Proto HD is the Swiss Army Knife of snowboarding because today it s all about versatility. We push ground breaking innovations through the Proto because Proto is short for Prototype. Our Extended Rocker Camber profile allows effortless edge to edge transitioning. Our Harmonic Dampers and Perforated Rocker Pads eliminate vibration yet the board remains super crisp and lively. A snow warning has been issued and the mountains are scared. The balanced true twin Proto HD has arrived.
FEATURES:Carbonium Topsheet: A very durable, scratch and chip resistant material with a high tech carbon fiber like visual. This textured material also provides more grip than a gloss topsheet, working as a built-in stomp pad.Carbonium Laminate Technology: More carbon equals more power and performance. The Carbonium Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it s needed most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful design that will keep the Carbonium Series boards going strong for years. NOTE: The Chairman has long Carbon V s on the bottom of the core to put direct pressure over snow with a big Carbon X on top of the mid-section of the core for torsional rigidity between the feet.Extended Transition Rocker Camber Profile: Longer transition zones extending from the end of the camber area and into the low profile tip/tail enhancing the inherent characteristics of our Original Rocker Camber Profile. This is captured by the extended transition areas decreasing pressure over the ends of the effective edge, allowing the board to flow instead of pushing against the snow. This creates more fluid edge transfer, increases glide and powder floatation. EXRC improves edge hold when the camber is engaged yet is more forgiving and less likely to catch that edge when in neutral position.Vario Power Grip Sidecut: Vario Power Grip Sidecut utilizes multiple radiuses creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed, however when unbent allows the board to track straight and not catch. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radius which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radius which render quick turn initiation and the final contact points.Low Profile Tip/Tail: A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and adds stability to your landings. Low Profile Tip/Tail also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it s deep.STS Pretensioned Fiberglass: The world s best snowboard fiberglass, period. Our STS ADVANCED FIBERGLASS is a pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that 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 STS ADVANCED fiberglass with an ultra light glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.NS Superlight Wood Core: Taking our custom flight core even further, we ve designed the SUPERLIGHT WOOD CORE specifically for our new Carbonium series. This core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.Harmonic Tip/Tail Damper: Harmonic dampers in the tip and tail take out a high percentage of residual vibration by quieting the nose and tail. This enhances stability at speed, in variable snow conditions and on board landings without deadening the liveliness and pop of the cambered areas.Perforated Rocker Pad: Perforated to reduce weight, these thin elastomeric pads are strategically located in the mid-section of the Proto HD/Proto HDX. This absorbs vibration and provides a buffer in the rocker area which is in continuous contact with the snow.RDS 2 Damping System: This lightweight system uses three narrower laminated damping 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 Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.Sintered P-Tex Sidewall: We were the first snowboard company to use and perfect SINTERED P-TEX SIDEWALLS, and we 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 the Carbonium Series. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the DURASURF 5501 XT base the fastest we ve ever used.Full Wrap Metal Edge