The bigger the mountain, the better.
Hop on the Never Summer Premier F1 Snowboard and take your free-riding style from the groomers to the backcountry. Never Summer gave the Premier F1 a custom wood Flight core with a multiflex camber giving the board a powerful tail flex and a softer mid flex that provides you with primo carving ability and effortless turn initiation. The Premier F1’s carbon V-Twin laminate extends from the bindings to the ends of the effective edge to give you increased edge response and power out of turns. The RDS 1 Damping system provides you with a stiffer flex and reduces chatter for a stable and smooth ride at high speeds. Never Summer threw on a sintered Durasurf 4501 base to keep you riding fast in any snow conditions.
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Disappointed but great feel
So I'm from Colorado and grew up riding Never Summer, Burton and Sims boards. I love the Never Summer's feel and it's been a local company for me which I like but this board disappointed me. I didn't have it too long before one of my edges split and pulled away from the board. After looking at the base near the edge it was shocking at how easily it split since there was basically no material gouged out of the base. I tried to claim a warranty but they said it wasn't faulty materials, and that it was due to hitting a hazard. Yeah, it might have been my fault but it didn't seem like it should have split as easily as it did.
That being said, it was a great board before the incident. I really like the more damp feel of the board. It doesn't feel super jittery and bouncy when pounding the chop. I just wish the customer service were a little better.
I've been riding almost 20 years with about 7 years as an instructor a few years back. I'm old school, no parks, no jibbing, just the steep and deep with some carving in between. I've had many boards over the years: a few Burtons, Sims, K2, Morrow, Nitro, Arbor, Rossignol. I've had this 172 Never Summer F1 for a month or so and it's the best board I've ever ridden! It's great in the powder, blasts through the crud, and really holds its edge. It carves well, and I've had it in the trees and in the bumps with great results. Some say it's a little heavy, but I think that just makes it more stable at higher speeds. Besides, if you're not in the pipe trying to get big air, who cares!? I'd been hearing about Never Summer, and they won me over! Great board!
Will Burton Cartel Bindings fit this?
Will Burton Cartel Bindings fit this?
yeah burton bindings come with standard 4 hole compatible baseplates
How would you rate this board for an...
How would you rate this board for an intermediate rider?
this is board for someone in between intermediate and advanced riding, the flex isnt very forgiving but that will come in handy if your riding some big runs...and this wont do you very well in the park either
I would say it would be a good board to grow into if you don't have money for multiple boards in your quiver. If you plan on progressing as a rider and don't ride the park much, this might be an option. If you are a park rat this board probably isn't the best. Its a little heavier and isn't as snappy. I like mine for everything except deep powder but I'm not a park rider either. Only on occasion.
I live in Crested Butte and bought this board this morning. We hot 9 inches of snow and for the first day on this stick I was extremely impressed. This board handled better than any board I have ever rode. It was great for powder riding and stomping 30 footers. Buy local... buy Never Summer.
Yeah, i took this board out and was crapped a brick at how awesome this board is. Not only do i get tons of comments on my board from everyone, but it matches up in performance. I was blasting through some of the deepest pow i've ever seen and the F1 handles like nothing else. I was also impressed with how easily i could take it to the park for a jib session. Definitely my most awesome board yet.