The Never Summer Lotus Snowboard was built for girls who thrive on speed. A women's-specific version of the legendary Premier freeride board, the Lotus is custom-tuned for experienced female freeriders with a narrower waist and slightly softer flex. But this is far from another scaled-down noodle with a pretty graphic—a powerful, progressive flex, directional shape, and tons of dampening make the Lotus a huge hit with ladies seeking stability for shredding technical tree lines and sidecountry steeps.
- R.C. (Rocker & Camber) hybrid profile uses playful, floaty rocker between the inserts and powerful, grippy camber in the tip and tail
- Directional Carbon V-Twin laminate uses carbon strips above and below the core for optimized edge control and a progressive flex with powerful turn exits
- Tip-to-tail wood core for strength, durability, and pop
- RDS1 dampening system absorbs tons of vibration for a smooth, stable ride
- Sintered P-Tex sidewalls and tip/tail protectors for bombproof durability
- Vario Power Grip sidecut blends together multiple radii to maximize stability and control at any speed
- Durasurf sintered base holds tons of wax for next-level speed and durability
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I got this for my girl as her first high-end all-mountain board (definition: all snow conditions, from bottomless powder to crud to groomers). My own board is a Neversummer Summit with a similar rocker-camber profile but a larger nose, further setback, and pin-tail; a more powder board.
This board is outstanding. With the bindings centered, it seems to hold a decent edge on groomers (I didnt ride it myself but watching my girl noticed improved edge hold) On my experience this particular rocker-camber-rocker profile requires a peculiar carving technique; if you try to initiate the turn with pressure on the front foot and finish it with pressure on the back, the tail feels like it is kicking out a bit. If instead you put even pressure (lean on your toes, sit on your heels) you will find it more amenable.
On powder; set the bindings all the way back (which will look funky if you are not used to a board that lets you have that much setback) and it floats effortlessly. While this model is based on the male Premier F-1, the softer flex is where the lotus becomes a different board; the softer flex enhances flotation while dampening a lot of the crud you will encounter.
If you are a bigger girl with the weight/height/experience to flex a larger and stiffer F-1 (smaller model is 159cm), I would take that. If you are a short and light male with a penchant for the all mountain powder experience, this would be your F-1.
I like to say again that this board will require you to adjust your carving style. Until you figure out the applying even pressure front and back while carving technique, it will feel odd.
I love her!!!