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Men’s 2022 Ripper Snowboard

by Never Summer

$463.99

(2 customer reviews)

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● All Mountain ● Directional ● Twin
● Ripsaw Rocker Camber ● Flex: 8 ● Damp: 5

**base designs and colors may vary***

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Product Details

The new Ripper features Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile, a twin shape, directional stance, and a powerful flex. The aggressive all mountain Ripper will tear into the hardest snow and rip through anything in its path. This balanced directional twin is equipped with Power Grip Sidecut, an extra layer of +/- 45 Fiberglass, and our legendary damping system. With incredible float, edge hold, next level pop and ultimate high-speed stability, you’ll be ripping up everything, everywhere. 

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

Specifications

Type: All Mountain, Freeride
Shape: Directional Twin
Profile: Ripsaw Rocker Camber
Flex: 8
Damp: 5
Width: Regular, Wide
Mounting Pattern: 2x4
Sidewall Type: UHMW
Core: Wood
Laminates: Carbon VXR Tech, STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass, Triaxial Fiberglass, Bi-lite Fiberglass,
Topsheet: Co-Extruded Polymer
Base: Durasurf XT Sintered 4501 Base
Stance Setback: 0.5 inches
Ability Level: Intermediate/Expert

Key Features

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

Size Chart

Size Waist Edge Sidecut Taper Nose/Tail
156 25.2 117 VARIO 730* No Taper 29.8
159 25.4 120 VARIO 790* No Taper 30.0
162 25.7 123 VARIO 813* No Taper 30.3
157x 26.0 118 VARIO 730* No Taper 30.6
160x 26.4 120 VARIO 792* No Taper 31.0
163x 26.6 121 VARIO 800* No Taper 31.2

in centimeters *multiple radius average *no taper

Reviews Submit a review

  1. Ted

    Got my Ripper from Focus Boardshop in Madison, WI. I bought it for one big reason – online chatter alluded that the board was good on ice. Took it out in early December. Artificial snow, with thaw days and freezing nights. My camber boards were sliding out from under me when trying to carve. My rocker board was basically a sled. And, this Ripper held a freaking edge. I could not believe it. It gripped on UGLY crust.

    OK, some numbers. I am 5’8″, 160 lbs. Board is a 156. And, even though it’s directional (insert backs set back), I mounted my bindings like a twin (more forward). Paired the board with Union Atlas 2022 (orange ones match the board perfectly; looks SICK). Boot is a size 8 Vans HSTD.

    This setup is DAMP. I know the Ripper falls into the “medium” category for dampness (according to NS), but compared to ALL of my boards, it is a 9. Can not imagine how damp some of NS other boards are (the Ripper is the only NS board I currently own). Icey days can sometimes be so chattery that my feet go numb. This board is like having earmuffs on your feet.

    Another pleasant surprise was how easily it carves. I know that most people just want to know if it can charge. And yeah, it can. But, there are other boards in my quiver that do a better job of it. No, what the Ripper can do that the others can not is carve super tight while moving slowly. I can leave a tight sine curve behind me going only 10-15mph. It looks crazy, like the board is on a track. Always grabs the attention of other boarders hollering from the chair lift.

    So, what are the cons? Well, it’s on the heavy side. Not atrocious, but certainly in the top 20% for overall heaviness. But, that’s kind of the name of the game if you’re looking for dampness. And, truth be told, I have found my way back to some of the heavier boards in the last couple years. They seems to handle less-than-ideal conditions better than my “super” boards.

    Lastly, I consider the Ripper my worst jump board. This is because the center (rocker) area between the feet is the “lowest” point on the board. In other words, if you set this deck on a wood floor, you can spin it like a top. So, if you like a flat take-off on jumps (particularly long jumps), that center contact makes the board ‘greasy’. Same applies to flat landings. You gotta pay close attention to make sure it doesn’t slide out on you. Take off on edge; land on edge. Now, that said, it is the center part of the board that makes it so good at carving because it creates a 3rd, aggressive contact point, under foot. It’s the reason the tail doesn’t slide out when carving on crust.

    So, that’s my take after a near-full season on mine. I’ve probably been on it 15-20 times of the 50+ trips to the hill. The BEST part about this board and the reason I will absolutely be keeping it is that it grants me 10-15 “extra” days on the hill that would normally suck. And, it turns me into a freaking super hero on those days, when all others are just trying to survive. This board permanently stays in the truck. That way I always have a plan B if the hill sucks.

  2. Jon (verified owner)

    First Never Summer I’ve owned and hands down, the best board I’ve ever rode! The maneuverability and control I can get out of it while bombing down the mountain is like nothing else! Can’t wait for the rest of this season! Keep up the great work guys!

    • Chris Harris

      Welcome to the family Jon!