Neversummer Big Gun 169 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Eric Odlin
BOARD: Neversummer Big Gun 169
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Feels smaller and more playful then the name implies.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Felt too wide for me this time around.
OVERALL COMMENTS: I’ve been in this deck several times over several years, demoing it in every condition! On groomers and in the superpipe at Copper, I was impressed by its lightness and carve. In the JH backcountry it was the funnest board I’d ever ridden! Now, doing top to bottom JH Tram laps, it still does all things quite well. Playful and powerful, great float and next level stability. My only complaint this time around was it felt a bit tough edge to edge. I know it a “Gun” and is for the biggest days, but it was a lot of work mid a lower mount when the snow got heavier and variable. Still want one in the quiver, but it won’t be my daily driver as I once thought.
BOARD STYLE: POWDER BOARD FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: HARDPACK POWDER
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 6
SHAPE COMMENT: FUN TO LOOK AT
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Very tapered and directional looking, but can still go switch when needed.
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 6
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Feels good under foot, stiff enough but moves with you.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 6
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Made to RIP!
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: For a Big Gun, it plays like your park board. The 169 feels like a 159!
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EFFORTLESSLY FLOATY
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Good setback and 19mm of taper does the trick.
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 5
GRAPHICS COMMENT: I’M FEELING IT
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: WW2 Bomber graphics look sick!