Men’s 2022 Swift Snowboard

by Never Summer


(16 customer reviews)


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● All Mountain ● Freeride ● Directional
● Fusion Rocker Camber ● Flex: 7 ● Damp: 8

**base designs and colors may vary***


Product Details

The Swift was the inspiration for the Shaper Series. Originally we set out to make the greatest powder board of all time. We checked that box, but it turns out we actually made a board that was incredible everywhere. The Swift features the greatest amount of taper in the Shaper Series, with awesome everywhere performance…in or out of POW. Take the Swift anywhere you want to go. It’s the powder board you’ll choose to ride in all conditions. 

*Base designs and colors may vary


Type: All Mountain, Freeride, Powder
Shape: Directional, Volume
Profile: Fusion Rocker Camber
Flex: 7
Damp: 8
Width: Mid-wide
Mounting Pattern: 2x4
Sidewall Type: UHMW
Core: Wood
Laminates: Carbon Max Tech, Bi-Lite Fiberglass, STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass
Topsheet: Co-Extruded Polymer
Base: Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base
Stance Setback: 3.25 inches
Ability Level: All

Key Features

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

Size Chart

Size Waist Edge Sidecut Taper Nose/Tail
157 25.9 117 VARIO 800* 20* 31.6/29.6
162 26.2 121 VARIO 832* 20* 31.8/29.8

in centimeters *multiple radius average *20mm taper

Reviews Submit a review

  1. Ross

    Agree with what everyone posted. I’m an average skill rider, The Swift makes me more comfortable and confident in powder and trees, and still carves and rides great all over the rest of the mountain.

    What I’d add is the incredible brakes on this board! Can stop heel side on a dime by throwing the short, resilient tail. . Very helpful when approaching a lift or getting cut off.. Same move also feels like a fin release(just like on my surfboard) when in nice snow.

    • Chris Harris

      Thx Ross!

  2. Mike

    I was on the fence between the West Bound and Swift. I currently own the Proto Type 2, but I haven’t rode switch nor went to the park. After talking with Vince and Mary through their Customer Service, both recommended Swift for the type or riding I want to do. I do want to make long carves and be stable enough to bomb hills. I’m 175 lbs, 5″7′ and wear 8.5M US boots. I ended up buying the Swift 157. I can’t wait to try this out next season. Also, the colors on the 20/21 Swift are a good match with my current gear which is blue based.

    • Chris Harris

      Thx Mike!

  3. Phil (verified owner)

    First I want to thank Vince from Neversummer for chatting with me in detail about the Swift, I was coming from riding the Neversummer Raptor 164 and it was great to talk with someone who had ridden that board before since I really have enjoyed the Raptor. The customer service I got from Vince was and is the best I’ve ever had, I feel like I have a new friend in Colorado, and if he ever is in Wa. and wants to ride Crystal Mountain, I’ll buy the lift ticket!
    I am 5’11” 185 and bought the 162 after considering the 167.
    I bought the board in March and had it out twice on groomer days where I was really impressed with the snappy edge to edge feel and Very impressive carving. The back foot camber allows me to really pop out of a turn into the next one and the overall feel is super playful. I didn’t expect a board with a powder focus to carve like my Raptor, but the Swift feels like it carves even better!
    At high speed (high 50’s low 60’s according to gps) I felt locked in and stable and there were no surprises. I could simply trust the board and the Swift delivered.
    Last week we got a late surprise of some powder (12-14”) so I got the Swift and headed out. In the first 30 seconds I knew that I loved this board. I have never ridden a board that just feels so natural in powder, it is absolutely heavenly! I took it through trees, chutes, steeps and seriously charged all over the mountain all while grinning ear to ear!
    I might have to get another one just in case Neversummer ever stops making this board! (3rd board discount N.S.??)
    But seriously, if you are considering the Swift JUST BUY IT! I have been telling my all my friends the same thing, you will not be disappointed!

  4. Cody (verified owner)

    Ya, the swift is a rad board. I got to ride it in slackcountry pow up at Baker. It was good pretty much everywhere but I thought it really shone (shined?) in the lower elevation hot pow tight trees. It was super easy to make tight turns in our untouched cascade concrete. It also lands jumps like nothing I’ve ever ridden (I’m not so much into jumps). The big nose and short tail almost auto landed me in pow. To be critical, it was almost unmanageable in the late day resort chop but who wants to ride in that anyways. I’d say the NS raptor, my other ride, is a better all around board but the swift is better in conditions you actually want to ride in. I’m super happy with this board!

    • Chris Harris

      Thx Cody!

  5. joe (verified owner)

    I got a proto 2 which I love, and was looking for a pow board to add to the quiver. I got the Swift and I’m in love. I took it out for a few pow days and it floats like a dream. I feel like I’m surfing. Multiple times I thought I was going to eat it on some chop and the nose popped me right back up. All that and it still rips groomers.

    • Chris Harris

      Joe feels like he’s surfing! Thx Joe!

  6. Anton Tsiberkin

    I have many boards, but one faithful day at Mount Baker I had to demo a board as I forgot mine at home 🙂 yeah… I instantly and absolutely fell in love with it and bought it from the shop that same day… I just couldn’t part ways with it; and, since that time I have yet to use any of my other boards- Swift does it all for me… I absolutely frigging love it… thank you NS !!!

    • Chris Harris

      …instantly and absolutely fell in love…thx Anton!

  7. Fool Send (verified owner)

    +1 star

    My name is Josiah Gill, I am a Rider out of Jackson Hole, i am 135 weight and 5′ 7″ height, I ride the 162 version of this board.
    I was looking for a board to ride on powder days and ended up finding a board i want to live on. Finally a board i can take inverted and spinning at mock 10 while not losing any of the mobility in the tighter runs! The technology in this board surpasses any other board i have ever riden by far, just WOW.
    The stiff tail allows you to bring those backseat flips back down easier whilst also allowing for amazing resposiveness and pop, while the front of the board is not the easiest to flex either but when you do it is incredibly fun to butter around on that massive nose. The reason I am able to ride such a long snowboard at my size has to do with its near effortless ability to transition from edge to edge. If you like to ride big mountains FAST and love STEEP and DEEP lines, look no further,
    This board does it all, SWIFTLY!

    • Chris Harris

      Does it all Swiftly! Thx Josiah.

  8. Nolan Codd

    Where to start, I bought this board last year and have had nothing but good things to say. Shreds through anything you put in front of it. Knee deep powder, Rails, boxes, jumps, groomers. You are never going to need another snowboard after this one.

    • Chris Harris

      Some people call it a powder board…so much more! Thx Nolan!

  9. Chris Mueller (verified owner)

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this board. The control, flow and maneuverability in and out of Powder is unbelievable. What I love most is once the powder is ridden off, the Swift handles like an all mountain board as well as powder board. I read the previous reviews and was a bit skeptical about the ability to ride Pow, hard pack and to ride switch. This board does it all.

    If everyone had this board- the world would be a happier place. I am a big fan!

    • Chris Harris

      Thanks for helping to make the world a happier place Chris!

  10. Mike Page (verified owner)

    This board is amazing. Not the best conditions in Utah this weekend. Even on groomers the board was just easy to ride. Can’t wait for big powder days ahead. Super smooth ride, responsive, great carver. Had multiple people ask me about the board, nothing but positive from me. My new favorite ride.

    • Chris Harris

      The ride it all “powder” board…thx Mike!

  11. Lucky Pete

    Konichiwa biatches from Hakuba Japan. I have been riding the Swift the last few years and love it on pow days, particularly the deeper days. Im not 100% sold on it being killer on the groomers as claimed but it definetly goes OK but with the set back and rocker camber it gets a little loose in the ass at higher speeds, not as much as my Insta Gator though and to a lesser extent my Shaper Twin. Horses for courses though. That being said its been epic for intended purposes and Im about to buy my 3rd one. Its an Epic pow rig that I lovingly refer to the F150 of snowboards due to its truck like durability. My last one has taken a beating and still looks good 🙂

    • Chris Harris

      Thanks Pete!

  12. Dr. C.J. Smith

    I………after 2 or 3 full seasons of crushing it on this board am still blown away of how good of an all around board that can do everything really is. Yes it’s incredible in powder, but it honestly does everything well. I typically do 3 trips a year, and this board can handle anything I throw at it…..deep tree runs, rides switch extremely well and my favorite is hitting some heavy groomed downhills with no one else on the mountain. I’ve seen 60mph on this swift, but My favorite part however is the fact that I feel like I’m surfing on the snow with this board, and being an avid surfer most of my life who now lives pretty far from the ocean, this board always brings me back to that feeling. I highly recommend!

    • Chris Harris

      Thanks Doc! We keep telling people exactly that. Thanks for spreading the word.

  13. Juice

    My Swift is a 4 seasons old now, and I was just thinking about how this is the best board I’ve ever owned. Of course it crushes in pow, but where it really surprised me is on groomers. It holds its edge with the best of them, and even riding switch it’s a blast. I used to split days between this and other boards, but after half a season on the Swift all my other boards have been collecting dust. If you’re in the market for a new board, look no further.

    • Chris Harris

      Thanks Juice! We’ve been telling people exactly that for years! Helps a lot to have other people back it up.

  14. Zach tournoux

    Was in Jackson hole riding with a ski guide buddy, I do not get out on the mountain but 4-8 days a year, we were riding pow waist deep. Amazing! I decided to try a powder board and rented the Swift. I could not believe the unbelievable difference from my Neversummer Ripsaw to the swift. Like I said I only ride 4-8 days and I’m buying the swift awesome ride guys. I went from taking multiple breaks per run to ripping the entire run!

    • Chris Harris

      That Fusion Rocker Camber profile really floats! Wait till you take the Swift on some hard pack…it’ll be just as good!

  15. Josh Clyncke

    I originally got this board for deep days around the resort. After the first few days it was apparent that it rode leagues higher than my old NS all mountain. I haven’t gone back to my old board since, and ride the Swift every day, regardless of conditions. I’ll hit rails and jumps and never loose confidence. Off the groomers it’s unsinkable, and provides the easiest and deepest turns you’ll ever see. Where this board stands out however, is when you lay down and carve. The Fusion profile makes transition from edges effortless and seamless. It holds an edge and digs harder than anything I’ve ever rode. I’ve been on a variety of boards from a variety of manufacturers and have no plans on riding anything different ever. Seriously in love.

    • Chris Harris

      So you’re saying that the Swift is a powder board that you confidently take in the park, is unsinkable in pow…but where it really excels is carving? Are you sure it’s a Powder Board?!?
      Thx Josh!

  16. Carlos Anklan

    Me: 190cm – 95kg
    Board: Never Summer Swift 162cm
    Bindings: Ride Rodeo
    Boots: DC Tucknee – Size 11

    Where: Niseko, Hokkaido – Japan
    When: February 4th to 13th 2020

    I had the opportunity to try the Never Summer Swift in Japan this season. It was my first time riding a powder rocker board on all possible snowy conditions.

    This season Niseko is not being hit with their regular daily amount of snow so that I could try this board on:

    Groomers: with hard-packed snow, soft snow spots, and icy parts.
    Outbounds Runs: open vast powder fields, narrow steep trees, huge traverses, uneven pockets of snow with all types of sizes, dimensions, and icy gullies.

    I was really curious and excited to use this board. I was not confident that it would be easy to handle the rocker profile on groomers with high speeds or keeping my balance on icy terrain.

    On the other hand, I was counting the days to try the board on powder/deep powder.

    The board was amazing on all outbound runs that I did with my friend. If you are familiar with the Niseko area, Gate 1, 2, and 6 were the best places to find fresh snow on almost every single time, with no hike to the lift.

    Gate 3 and 5 are the ones with the most significant open terrains to go, but there is a hike to be made (Gate 3 towards the peak and bottom of Gate 5), so we decide to keep our walks minimal to spend more time snowboarding.

    Riding powder, my previous experience with powder boards was with traditional setback camber, and comparing with the Fusion Rocker Camber from Never Summer, points to Never Summer profile.

    From turning initiation, to get out when you get stuck, the rocker between the bindings helped me a lot. It was easy to keep the nose up, and when I had to do a complete stop on deep powder, it was easy to keep moving after.

    One thing that I was not expecting was how icy the gullies in Niseko became with not so much snow. The bottom of Gates 1 and 2 has a gully run that takes you back to a groomed run, and it was already packed out when I got there.

    So imagine that you have a single icy track, with ups and downs, fast turns to any direction, some traffic from other boarders or skiers, quick accelerations due to the icy conditions, and a rocker board.

    Maybe it was the setback; perhaps it was the short tail, but what I know is that it was easy to keep going on the icy gully doing speed checks, not washing out on the icy parts, and avoiding hit other people that were walking the gully or stopping every now and then (and that happens, people love to stop right in the middle of the single track).

    Overall, I had no problems with stability with this board. I am not such an experienced boarder, but my experience in Niseko was much richer riding the NS Swift than my other powder board.

    • Chris Harris

      We all want to go ride in Japan…thx for the review!