Neversummer East 161 Snowboard Review 2019-2020
TESTER: Drew Hayes
BOARD: Neversummer East 161
TEST YEAR: 2019 SHAPERSUMMIT SNOWBOARD REVIEWS
OVERALL IMPRESSION FROM 1 TO 7: 6
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: Great flex and easy turn initiation. The base was super fast and it turned on a dime.
WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS BOARD?: It was a great all around board, will definitely be in the quiver soon
OVERALL COMMENTS: Never summer delivers again with a hard charging all mountain board. I love how the east has some taper which will make it excel on powder days yet can hold an edge like it’s full cambered counterparts.
BOARD STYLE: FREERIDE BOARD
CONDITIONS TESTED IN: POWDER SLUSH
RATE THE SHAPE FROM 1 TO 7: 4
SHAPE COMMENT: NOT JUST GOOD BUT GOOD ENOUGH
ADDITIONAL SHAPE COMMENTS: Not a crazy shape, just a solid board
RATE THE FLEX FROM 1 TO 7: 7
FLEX COMMENT: JUST RIGHT
ADDITIONAL FLEX COMMENT: Great flex underfoot and between feet. Stiff and stable yet easy to initiate edge changes.
RATE STABILITY THROUGH TURNS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
STABILITY COMMENT: ROCK SOLID- AS GOOD AS IT GETS
ADDITIONAL STABILITY COMMENTS: Rails an edge and is super predictable.
RATE THE POP/ PLAYFULNESS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: WICKED POPPY AND PLAYFUL
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON PLAYFULNESS: Super pop with big camber underfoot.
RATE FLOAT IN POW FROM 1 TO 7: 5
COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: EASY TO STAY UP
ADDITIONAL COMMENT ON FLOAT IN POW: Good float with minimal aft pressure
RATE THE GRAPHICS FROM 1 TO 7: 7
GRAPHICS COMMENT: AESTHETIC AND INSPIRING
ADDITIONAL GRAPHICS COMMENTS: Classic never summer simplicity