Men’s 2022 Triple Camber Proto FR Snowboard

by Never Summer


(10 customer reviews)


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● All Mountain ● Freeride ● Directional
● Triple Camber ● Flex: 8 ● Damp: 8

**base designs and colors may vary***


Product Details

Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way. We know because we’ve done it before. We innovate. The snowboard profile has been stuck in an innovation rut…until now! Introducing the Triple Camber Proto FR. We took our best selling snowboard of all time and turned it into the most versatile tool for the ride-everywhere freerider. Every function of a snowboard is now improved with Never Summer’s new patented Triple Camber Profile…edge hold, stability, power, pop, speed, float, forgiveness and smooth responsiveness. Words and images are never going to do this board justice. The ride is transformative. Immerse yourself in the Triple Camber Proto FR experience. Welcome to the realization that snowboarding is never going to be the same.

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


Type: All Mountain Freeride Directional
Shape: Directional
Profile: Triple Camber
Flex: 8
Damp: 8
Width: Regular, Wide
Mounting Pattern: 2x4
Sidewall Type: UHMW
Core: WooBoo (Wood and Bamboo)
Laminates: Elastomeric Carbon, Bi-Lite Fiberglass, STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass
Topsheet: Co-Extruded Polymer
Base: Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base
Stance Setback: 0.75"
Ability Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Key Features

  1. Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet
  2. Carbon Max Laminate Technology
  3. Triple Camber Profile
  4. Extended Transition Area
  5. Power Grip Sidecut
  6. Front End Rise/Float Mechanics
  7. STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass
  8. Bi-Lite Fiberglass
  9. NS WooBoo Wood Core
  10. RDS 1 Dampening System
  11. ECDS-Elastomeric+ Carbon Dampening System
  12. Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
  13. Sintered P-tex Sidewall
  14. Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base
  15. P-tex Nose/Tail Protection
  16. Full Wrap Metal Edge

Size Chart

Size Waist Edge Sidecut Taper Nose/Tail
156 25.6 118 VARIO 724* 5* 30.3/29.8
160 25.8 122 VARIO 759* 5* 30.5/30.0
164 26.0 127 VARIO 793* 5* 30.8/30.2
157X 26.4 119 VARIO 724* 5* 31.1/30.6
161X 26.6 123 VARIO 758* 5* 31.4/30.9
165X 26.8 127 VARIO 795* 5* 31.6/31.0

in centimeters *multiple radius average 

Reviews Submit a review

  1. Florian Eder

    I´m a german snowboarder, riding mostly in Austria Alps but i was in riding in Colorado too in the past. Coming from my NS Titan 169 wich was my favourite Snowboard and is an very strong and stable full camber board to the Proto FR 164 i can only say that this board is a blast. It only took a few runs for me to get it in my head that a hybrid snowboard is more agile but can still be as stable fullcamber. You get so much pressure from the camber pockets, is nimble at any speed and also absolutely stable when straightlining it on groomers. I was able to improve my speed record in this area from 108kph (NS Titan) to 115kph (NS Proto), i wished always the groomer is steeper to get even faster. You can relax at highest speed with the triple camber, I can really feel this board has no speed limit it will always be stable. The agility at any speed level make the ride even safer too because you can evade faster if unforeseen situations arise. Also I could fly over ice and small moguls and can manouvering easy between big moguls. Shape, dampness, carbon and mechanics are all working well together that you get an absolute smooth ride. I could pressure the board harder then any board i had ever ridden withoud loosing an edge, especially in icy conditions, incredible.
    I outperformed each snowboarder and skidriver all day long with a large speed excess what is normal very difficult in the afternoon when the slope conditions are terrible. Unfortunately there was no deep snow yet but I think it would work in pow great too, I am looking forward to it. Great job NS!

  2. John Callaway (verified owner)

    I just wanted to update my review from February 10th. I have pushed this board to the limits. Even at 73.1mph the Proto FR stayed more stable then the Jones Flagship did at 60mph. Just another testament to the Proto Fr and the triple camber design being the most stable and reliable freeride board on the market!

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Seventy-three mph?!?

  3. Joshua Aleshire (verified owner)

    After having my first neversummer for years, I thought I’d treat myself to a new board. I bought another brand and committed to proprietary bindings. Long story short the board cracked after two times out. After getting hosed on the deal due to being in japan, I decided to cut my losses and go with a board that hasn’t let me down ever. This one came out and I loved the graphic. But, let me tell you, everything about the proto fr is fun! I took it out in Japan’s deep snow and it just floats! Lots of pop, and handles fantastic everywhere. Locks into rails, I love it. On top of all of that the guys at neversummer went out of their way to send it to Japan on their personal time! Thank you guys!

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Thx Joshua!

  4. Sebastian Cantero (verified owner)

    This board is everything. Words don’t do it justice. The triple camber gives incredible edge hold and stability at high speeds, while the rocker section keeps it floaty and forgiving for landing tricks. Surfs like a powder board. Carves like a dream. It slices. It dices. It outperforms every other board on the market. Not to mention it’s beautiful and people will stop you all day to give you likes.

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      ‘This board is everything.’ Thx Sebastian!

  5. Marc S

    Treated myself to the PROTO FR 161x, and have put it through the paces up at Steamboat. NS checked all the boxes on this weapon. Quick edge to edge in the trees, handles the ice like a champ, shovels the powder, and pops off the quick hitters. Way to go NS! Best of my quiver by far.

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Thx Marc! Best of the quiver!

  6. Randy Stewart (verified owner)

    This board just changed my skill level up a couple notches, I’ve been riding the proto 2 and did I think that board was awesome, until I got on the FR 161x. The FR is very stable at high speeds and the control of the triple camber edges holds far better then I was expecting. I wasn’t sure how it was going to handle the groomers, it blew me away at how it grabs corners. How ever didn’t get a lot of powder runs on my last trip last month the temps were below 0, so the snow was crunchy. But even then it handle beautifully. I’m an older boarder at 58 and dial it back a little more those days. The fastest I’ve hit on my Proto type two was 37 mph and on the Proto FR 42 mph. I could really feel that the board wanted me to open it up and man did it payoff, no chatter or skittish feels, I know I could have rode it faster with confidence but I’m just a two 1 week tripper a year. Next season we will open it up some more.
    Love the board, great job.

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      …skill level up a couple of notches! thx Randy

  7. John Callaway (verified owner)

    BUY THIS BOARD YOU WON’T BE SORRY! By far my favorite board. The Proto FR is amazing, it digs trenches, is very stable at high speed and on variable snow. It crushes steeps and won’t lose an edge. It is nimble and agile, responding immediately to any move the rider makes. Pow days are no problem either, with this true floater. This board is so much fun and so reliable, Never Summer out did themselves with this board.

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Total game changer! Thx John!

  8. Kyle F (verified owner)

    I love this board. I wish I could offer a technical break down but I can’t. Craves great, can bomb a run and feel 100% stable. Loves going into the trees and weaving through them.

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Thx Kyle. We think it’s a game changer.

  9. Mike Pogoda (verified owner)

    This is one of the most fun all mountain boards I’ve ever ridden. It’s super responsive, floats great in powder and is ultra playful! You guys crushed it on this one! And as a fly fisherman the graphics are awesome!!

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Thx Mike!

  10. dchad (verified owner)

    I just got to ride my 160 and was blown away. From powder to groomers, to steeps and bumps this board charged without compromise. The board is so playful and forgiving yet has such amazing edge control as well as float through the powder. Really it’s hard to put into words because I’ve never rode anything that comes close to it. Prior to this board I was switching between the BIg Gun 169 wide and Chairman 160 depending on conditions. Unfortunately i think those boards are going to be gathering some dust… I’m 5’=10″ 185lbs and have the Union Factor bindings which I think have the perfect amount of flex for this board. Well done NS!

    • Chris Harris (verified owner)

      Game changer. Thx dchad!