Men’s 2022 ProtoSlinger Snowboard

by Never Summer


(17 customer reviews)


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● Freestyle ● Asymmetrical ● Twin
● Shockwave Rocker Camber ● Flex: 4 ● Damp: 4

**base designs and colors may vary***

SKU: QSLR212201 Categories: , , ,

Product Details

The go-to snowboard of Sam Klein, one of the most technical freestyle snowboarders on the planet. The ProtoSlinger features our new Shockwave Rocker Camber Profile and Asymmetrical edge bite. Not only is this board the end-all be-all of freestyle snowboards, it also excels where a freestyle snowboard isn’t supposed to. It’s a pow floating, trench digging, huge boosting, soft flexing oxymoron.

(X – Wide version of the original) | **base designs and colors may vary**


Type: Freestyle, All Mountain
Shape: Asymmetrical Twin
Profile: Shock Wave Rocker Camber
Flex: 4
Damp: 4
Width: Regular, Wide
Mounting Pattern: 2x4
Sidewall Type: UHMW
Core: Wood
Laminates: Carbon VXR, Bi-Lite Fiberglass, STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass
Topsheet: Co-Extruded Polymer
Base: Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base
Stance Setback: Twin
Ability Level: All

Key Features

  1. Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet
  2. Carbon VXR Laminate Technology
  3. Shock Wave Camber Profile
  4. Extended Transition Area
  5. Power Grip Sidecut
  6. Low Profile Nose/Tail
  7. STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass
  8. Bi-Lite Fiberglass
  9. NS SuperLight Wood Core
  10. FDS Damping System
  11. Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
  12. Sintered P-tex Sidewall
  13. Harmonic Tip/Tail Damper
  14. Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base
  15. Full Wrap Metal Edge

Size Chart

Size Waist Edge Sidecut Taper Nose/Tail
149 24.7 113 VARIO 735/657* No Taper 29.2
153 25.0 117 VARIO 783/701* No Taper 29.5
156 25.3 119 VARIO 818/736* No Taper 29.8
154x 25.8 117 VARIO 786/703* No Taper 30.3
157x 26.2 120 VARIO 823/737* No Taper 30.7
160x 26.4 123 VARIO 863/772* No Taper 30.9

in centimeters *multiple radius average

Reviews Submit a review

  1. bryan (verified owner)

    omg…..this slinger is absolutely incredible! That’s all i have to say about the board….incredible. This isn’t a board review, this is a company review. I just want to thank John for the amazing support on finding me the right board. John answered a slew of silly questions and responded within just a few minutes always.. When i walked in to NS i was warmly welcomed and felt at home. This company is a true gem in the industry. I felt like i was a part of a family who held my hand through the entire process. The quality of there products are second to none! I would also like to say that I ordered the green logger style hat, and holy s***, its the best hat I’ve ever owned, the inside is like nothing I’ve ever seen and makes all other hats look cheap, corduroy and velvet are what the inside is made from and wow I’m just as stoked about my hat as I am the board. Listen here, NS is the company you want to do business with! I will never ride anything but a never summer board. John you should get a raise…the support u gave me was like nothing I’ve ever experienced! NS, you jave a loyal customer for life…..please don’t change a thing, because your doing it better than anyone in the business.
    Bryan Davis

    • Chris Harris

      Thx Bryan…welcome to the family.

  2. Luke

    Just ordered a 157X, so stoked to ride it but nervous if I got the sizing right. I’m 6’3″ 190lbs, 11.5 boot. Considered the 160X but already have an all mountain and thought the 3cm smaller might make it a bit more parky. Mostly in it for side-hits, small-med park jumps and buttering. Thoughts?

    • Chris Harris

      Hey Luke. Sounds like you were on point for a more ‘parky’ experience!

  3. Chuck

    I just rode this board as a demo in LoveLand Co. I previously rode a 156 skeleton key, which ripped the binding out on a pretty big jump mid season. Will no longer be buying non-said brand and I will be getting THIS board for 21/22. I was blown away.Since destroying my other board Ive tried a few to get a good idea of what I want. This is my new favorite board. The flex, the control at high speed……I topped out at 64 this last season, I LoVe to go fast. It wasnt even great conditions the other day, kinda icy but fast. I tucked and felt like I had ridden this board for years. Super comfortable. Great job! Cant wait for it!

    • Chris Harris

      ‘This is my new favorite board.’ Thx Chuck!

  4. Kameron R.

    I’m 5’7″ and 190lbs. My boot is a 8.5-9. I really want to get into park riding and my search for a board has brought me to this. I just need a little bit of help deciding on a size. I normally ride a k2 all mountain board at 157w. Suggestions?

    • Chris Harris

      I’d go 158. At your boot size there’s no reason to go wide.

  5. Alex P. (verified owner)

    Absolutely in love with this board! I don’t have too much experience in riding many boards but so far this has to be my favorite. I’ve ridden traditional cambered boards my whole life so this was a major switch up to the rocker hybrid. Going from my burton Kilroy to the NS protoslinger for park is like a whole new ball game for me. Rips in the park and still can hold good edge when bombing hills

    • Chris Harris

      Absolutely in love…thx Alex!

  6. Brad H.

    I’m 5’9″ 180 lbs size 10.5 vans hi standard pro. I’m looking for a wider board. Presently I’m riding 156cm boards @ sims juice 25.4 ww & arbor westmark april ed. 25.1 ww. So I’m at that 1 1/2-2cm boot overhang, that both ride fine, but I want to shorten that up and bring it in some and have a skatier, more stable base. Would the 154x @ 25.8 ww be suitable for me and what boot overhang would I be looking at, at a +9 -9 stance on a 154x ? I’d like to get to minimal boot overhang, maybe 1cm, no more than 1/2in. if that. Also, what’s the width at inserts ? I may be getting me one. I think it may ride better. Thanks

    • Chris Harris

      20 – 24 1/2 inches at inserts.
      Compared to the Westmark you’d lose about 1cm overhang.

  7. Elias

    HOT HOLY MOLLY THIS BOARD IS THE TITS! Never summer has outdone themselves with this one. I cant find any board that compares to this one. Will be buying more than one. Parks on this are insane, backcounty riding also insane. Havent taken it through heavy powder but up to 2 feet and the thing will kill it. Favorite board ever, can do everything on this and when its too powdery i pull out a powder board.
    Butters are insane, jumps are felt perfectly.

    • Chris Harris

      Hot Holy…thx Elias!

  8. Reid McLaughlin (verified owner)

    So stoked to order this board. Two buddies have it and have never been so enthusiastic about a board before.
    Sizing suggestions? I’m 5’9″, 145ish lbs, size 8 boot… thinking 153 to permit for more all-mountain experience, thoughts though?? Super excited!!

    • Chris Harris

      At 145lbs you should be fine on a 153. Thx Reid

  9. Justin Kerner (verified owner)

    First new board I have purchased since 2000, and let me tell you, I am now a Never Summer man for life!

    This board rides like a dream, takes me from the mountain to the park with no fret at all. Smooth ride in all areas not to mention just all around bad ass!

    • Chris Harris

      rides like a dream…thx Justin

  10. Zack Hyland

    Looking for what size I should get. my boot size is 10.5 US and I am about 5’10’ 155 lbs. What size would fit me best?

    • Chris Harris

      Hi Zack. You’re right on the line as far as regular width or wide. I’d go wide. More stable platform and with Rocker Camber being so responsive you won’t have to worry about it being slow edge to edge like a lot of wide boards out there.

  11. Jeremy Weiss (verified owner)

    This board took everything that was great about the Proto Type Two and Funslinger, then combined them into a do it all weapon. In the first few days I have rode this board, both in groomers and powder, the all mountain performance is undeniable. Its obviously softer for tweaking out rails and crushing park laps, but the new Shockwave profile improves the edgehold of its predecessors. I pointed this board down black groomers (50+ MPH) and double black powder glades alike, and while not as stable as my Ripsaw, this board held its own and I never felt like I was going to lose an edge or be out of control. Overall, this board is do it all park board that can definitely be used outside of the park!! highly recommend.

    • Chris Harris

      Thx Jeremy!

  12. Steve Miller south Florida

    By far the best board I’ve ever owned

    • Chris Harris

      Abracadabra! Best board ever owned! Thx Steve

  13. Chris Rodgers (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing deck, they just improved the proto and fun slinger into the perfect resort freestyle board. Tons of pop, butters with ease, light weight, and the new shock wave profile is unreal. Had to retire my type two after riding this board, gonna have to pick up a proto Ultra to complete the quiver now. NS are the best boards out there, also rocking a Swift, and a shaper twin. The only problem is these guys have me buying too many snowboards!

    • Chris Harris

      We see no problem…Thx Chris!

  14. Travis Radke (verified owner)

    Picked mine up at the factory yesterday, 157X, and broke it in today at Area 51 and in the outback. It felt amazing first run, hits rails, kickers, powder-I threw everything at it and it just kept asking for more!

    I still love my proto for cornice drops and big mountain stuff, but this just became my daily driver for sure. If you’re on the fence like I was-just get it! You won’t regret it!

    • Chris Harris

      Just get it! You won’t regret it! Thx Travis

  15. Derek Droeger

    By far my favorite all mountain playground board. Holds the edge, rides thru late day crud with ease, butters and pops with no effort. Just wish Never Summer graphics weren’t so booty. Do yourselves a favor, have 7 year-olds mail in graphic designs for you next lineup. You’d be better off!

    • Chris Harris

      😐 😮 hahaha

  16. Sam Klein

    Just think Play + Pop = ProtoSlinger!
    This board allows u the feel needed for precision technical riding, while still handling business in slop! It has an aggressive pop perfect for setting an edge and stomping a landing! It is my go to for mega rails and slush butters. ProtoSlinger makes snowboarding easier and will handle anything! I don’t go on a trip without it! Everything’s a jib! Go fast take chances.

    • Chris Harris

      ^^^Take it from that guy!!!

  17. Ryan Cass

    By far the most fun board in there line up! perfect flex, digs trenches, high-speed friendly, jumps, and butters like a dream. What could you ask for more… Do you self a favor and purchase one!!

    • Chris Harris

      Sam Klein agrees with you Ryan!