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Gear Review

5 5

a women's board that does it all

I wanted a board that was fun and flexible, could float through powder, absorb landings, and hold an edge on the infamously icy slopes of New England. Too much to ask? No, Never Summer was up to the task. This board is a ton of fun, but can hold a serious carve. The rocker between the feet prevents you from plowing under when you find that precious powder stash. However, it is a little tricky to learn to one-foot elegantly - I'm still getting used to that part, but that seems like it is par for the course for a rockered board. Because it is also cambered, it still has great pop and great edgehold...a level of it that I think is similar to magne-traction, but without to tendency to be catchy. The graphic is minimalist but really eye-catching...I have gotten so many compliments on this board that I ran out to buy a lock. If you can't decide on length, I would suggest sizing up in this board if you want a little more dampening. This board is so springy, my new hobby is slapping things with the tail as I pop over anything from spines to kickers (oh yeah, and I couldn't do any of that stuff before I had this board).

The bottom line is that this board has made me a better rider, and I can take it all over the mountain, eliminating the need to change boards.