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Chase riding the Men's ProtoSynthesis

The 11 Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2021

Chase riding the Men's ProtoSynthesis

Snowboarding isn’t a one-size-fits-all type of sport. You can’t expect to buy a powder board and then crush jumps in the park. If you’re thinking about getting a board, one of the best places to start is with an All-Mountain board.

That’s because it’s designed for the whole mountain. You can cruise through powder and hit jumps in the park. This makes All-Mountain boards a great option for new riders committed to leveling up their boarding skill.

New riders always have one problem though. They don’t know what board to choose. Now that you’ve narrowed it down to an All-Mountain board, there are still hundreds of different boards to choose from. Narrow that down to one brand and you still have a few other options.

Wouldn’t it be easier if someone just told you what board to get?

That’s what we’re going to do here. We want you to spend less time finding a board and more time on the mountain using it.

Why Choose an All-Mountain Snowboard From Never Summer?

Glad you asked. We know that there are plenty of other places you can get your board, and that’s cool. We’re not trying here to monopolize the snowboarding marketing—we’re here to give you a great board. 

We put our resources towards creating the best possible boards for our customers and have even patented some of our board shapes. That’s because they’re that good.

Never Summer boards are also made in the USA. They’re not made of flimsy material that will only last you one season. Our boards are durable and high-performance. We want this board to adventure with you, not sit in a closet because it got too scratched up on your first park run.

Before you find your board, let’s make sure you know what to consider.

3 Things To Consider When Buying an All-Mountain Snowboard

The first thing you want to consider is your skill level. Some boards are designed for more intermediate riders. You’ll want to go with the board that suits where your skill level is at now so you can pick up the sport faster. With the wrong board, you’re going to be uncomfortable or possibly moving too fast to be able to learn proper technique.

The second thing you want to consider is your riding style and the terrain you’ll be riding on. Never Summer All-Mountain boards are made for the entire mountain, but if you know you’re going to want to spend more time on powder than in the park, you can choose an All-Mountain board best suited for it.

And lastly, you want to consider the flex of your board. Every board has a flex rating from soft to firm. The softer the flex rating of your board, the better it’ll be maneuverability at slow speeds, locking in on rails, tweak grabs, and press-ability. The firmer your flex rating, the better your board will be for edge hold, responsiveness, and stability.

Here are the 2020-2021 Never Summer All-Mountain board line up, so you can narrow down which board is best for you.

Best Men’s All-Mountain Snowboards

Men’s ProtoSynthesis

This board is equipped with the newest tech. Compared to last year’s, we’ve added a new shape to make it a true twin ripper. This board was made for the park, steeps, and deeps and has a Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile. This gives it float and forgiveness, torsional rigidity, and an added pop. Expect a smooth and stable ride with this one—feel free to ride regular or switch.

Pros of riding the Men’s ProtoSynthesis:

  1. True twin for freestyle balance and riding multiple directions
  2. Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile for extra camber edge hold and pop
  3. The perfect flex balance to be stable but not unforgiving
Never Summer Men’s ProtoSynthesis Snowboard

Men’s ProtoUltra

We call this board a symbiosis of power thanks to its ultra-freestyle performance and free ride ultra-carvability. It’s that good because it was designed by Olympic snowboarder Chris Corning. It has our Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile and is lightweight. It has tons of power but is totally smooth at fast speeds. Its core is made of the highest quality woods and bamboo to set it up to crush big jumps, big air, and slopestyle riding.

Pros of riding the Men’s ProtoUltra:

  1. Shockwave Rocker Camber for unmatched edge hold
  2. Extensive carbon fiber configuration for powerful firm flex and response
  3. WooBoo wood core for lightweight underfoot feel
Never Summer Men’s ProtoUltra Snowboard

Men’s ProtoSlinger

This board has long camber areas built for pop and stability and a small Rocker area for turn initiation and flotation. Consider this board the freestyle board that does what it’s not supposed to. Yup, this is the most freestyle you can get in an All-Mountain board. It’s a true twin asymmetrical board with a soft flex and our Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile. Expect tons of power and edge hold in the park while still getting float and forgiveness on the mountain.

Pros of riding the Men’s ProtoSlinger:

  1. Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile for explosive pop and spring
  2. True twin asymmetrical to maximize heelside edge hold
  3. Pressflex Wood Core for torsional control at slower speeds and buttering, pressing and jib tricks
Never Summer Men’s ProtoSlinger Snowboard

Men’s Big Gun

The Big Gun is what you expect from a board named “Big Gun.” It’s big. It’s 19mm of big taper with a huge surface area and is designed for bigger riders and bigger terrain. Expect to cruise this board through tight trees and lines while feeling nimble and surf-like. With its Fusion Rocker Chamber, it’s a stable ride with power coming from the rear and a fluid float at the tip. We like to call this one a true luxury ride.

Pros of riding the Men’s Big Gun:

  1. Early Rise Nose for optimum floatation in deep powder
  2. Generous taper for maneuverability in tight trees or technical lines
  3. Fusion Rocker Camber for carving drive with a surfy feel
Never Summer Men’s Big Gun Snowboard

Men’s Swift

This is the Godfather of the Shaper Series, and we don’t say that lightly. Our goal was to make the greatest powder board of all time and we damn well did. The Swift is a powder board for all conditions, designed to float in deep powder and perform well in hard snow. You’ll power out of turns with this board and still get the surf feeling as you come off banks. It’s the ultimate free ride board for high peaks, groomers, and anything in-between.

Pros of riding the Men’s Swift:

  1. 20mm of taper, set back stance and swallow tail for maximum powder floatation
  2.  Carbon Max Laminate Technology for hardpack stability and carving edgehold
  3. Aluminum Tip and Tail protection for durability
Never Summer Men's Swift Snowboard

Men’s Shaper Twin

We call the Shaper Twin the Superhero of boards. It’s not a true twin, but a twin in length. It’s tapered in direction, which gives it trench digging edge hold. Expect to snap out of turns, get huge pop, an insane float, and best yet—that surfy feel. The Shaper Twin is stable at speeds and can rip a switch. We also refer to it as a deep pow destroyer.

Pros of riding the Men’s Shaper Twin:

  1. Directional Twin for a balanced feel with going forward performance
  2. Fusion Rocker Camber for carving drive with a surfy feel
  3. Blower Stance to set back bindings on deep powder days
Never Summer Men’s Shaper Snowboard

The Harpoon

The last in the Shaper Series is the Harpoon. It’s our most versatile board with unbelievable edge turn and great flotation in the pow. It’s super nimble with a snappy feel and fluid stability, all while riding freestyle. Expect an incredible performance with this Fusion Rocker Camber Profile and the ability to feel super comfortable anywhere you take it in the park. 

Pros of riding the Harpoon:

  1. Nimble and smooth
  2. Fusion Rocker Camber for carving drive with a surfy feel
  3. Early Rise Nose for optimum floatation and ease of riding deep powder and heavy wet snow
Never Summer Harpoon Snowboard

Best Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards

Women’s ProtoSynthesis

Welcome to the benchmark of women’s All-Mountain snowboards. The ProtoSynthesis is an All-Mountain twin with a Shock Wave Rocker Camber. Expect enhanced pop and edge hold while maintaining the forgiveness and float between your feet. There’s a damping system on the tip and tail to keep your ride stable and smooth. Take this board into the park or through the trees; it’s committed to any adventure.

Pros of riding the Women’s ProtoSynthesis:

  1. Extra pop for jumps and side hits
  2. Insane edge hold
  3. Mid stiff flex allows for park riding as well as freeriding
Never Summer Women’s ProtoSynthesis Snowboard

Lady West

Lady West was made for the rider looking to up their skill set. This board’s for a more advanced rider who wants to able to carve and have maneuverability on their board while being able to explore the entire park. With a Fusion Rock Camber, you can take this board with you through any terrain or condition and stay stable at high speeds while having great edge hold. This one’s a ripper.

Pros of riding the Lady West:

  1. Stiffer board for a more aggressive all mountain rider
  2. Performs well in any terrain (powder, groomers, park, etc)
  3. Extremely responsive
Never Summer Women’s Lady West Snowboard

Her Harpoon

This board’s a feisty one. We call it our smooth multitasking feisty carver, which tells you a lot about what to expect from it. With a Fusion Rock Camber, it’s nimble and smooth—yet still has stability and the float you want in an All-Mountain board. Used by Skylar Gallardo, the Her Harpoon is super nimble which loves a great toe side turn. 

Pros of riding Her Harpoon:

  1. Improved specs specific to female riders
  2. Super surfy and playful
  3. Exceptional carving ability
Never Summer Harpoon Snowboard

Women’s Infinity

The Infinity board is a classic Never Summer board. This All-Mountain adventurer is perfect for any terrain or rider with optimized edge hold and lots of power. You’ll get the float and forgiveness needed for powder and the ability to move seamlessly through the trees. It’s easy to ride and is a great option for any rider.

Pros for riding the Women’s Infinity:

  1. Great all mountain board
  2. More forgiving profile
  3. Mid-Flex not too stiff, not too soft
Never Summer Women’s Infinity Snowboard

Conclusion

Getting the right board is the best way to start your snowboarding adventure. We suggest going with the All-Mountain board so you can try out a bit of everything while you nail down where you like to spend the most time in the park.

Cruise through powder, hit jumps in the park, and maneuver seamlessly through the trees with the perfect All-Mountain board for you.

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