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Proto Fr 163 Splitboard

Never Summer Proto Fr 163 Splitboard

£ 1,070.-
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The first splitboard from Never Summer 

The Never Summer Proto FR Split is as versatile as snowboarding itself. The Splitboard comes with a traditional camber profile for a stable ride and edge hold in any terrain. The flex is kept hard so that you can conquer every north-facing slope and reach every summit. 

Riding style 
Freeriding in the backcountry far away from the resort is the motto of the Proto FR Split. 

The True Twin shape is perfectly symmetrical for a balanced ride that's equally versatile when ridden forward or switch. 

The patented Triple Camber profile provides stability combined with full edge control and good power transfer with the forgiving quality of a rocker. 

The hard flex provides stability and response. This flex is a good companion for you, especially at high speeds and in slippery terrain. 

The mix of different woods and bamboo makes the WooBoo core one of the lightest and most durable cores on the market, with a perfected flex. The RDS 2 cushioning system uses three laminated cushioning layers for a perfect combination of vibration damping and stability. The Recluse Web Carbon Layup is an innovative top and bottom carbon layer to maximise response and strength. The result is a lightweight yet powerful configuration that optimises torsional stiffness and energy transfer without compromising control. Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers directly under the mounting area provide optimal vibration damping and increase stability at high speeds. The Harmonic Tip/Tail Damper increases stability at high speeds, in different snow conditions and on landings without affecting pop. The exclusive, durable Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base is Never Summer's fastest base.


  • Attributes
    Best edge control and powerful carving
  • Attributes
    Wide nose and narrow tail for amazing float in powder
  • Article number: 657945
  • Riding Style:
    • Touring
    • Freeride
  • Riding Level: Advanced
  • Stiffness: 8
  • Flex: Stiff
  • Country of production: USA
  • Gender: Men
  • Base: Premium base
    Extruded: low maintenance and extremely durable, ideal for jibbers and weekend shredders
    Sintered: hard and fast, but a little higher maintenance, the best choice for powder
    Premium: highest quality and speed with carbon/graphite additives
  • Length (cm): 163 cm
  • Sidecut Radius: 7.9 m
    The smaller the radius, the better the turning ability. A large radius brings a smoother ride at high speeds.
  • Running Length: 125 cm
    The part of the edge that has contact to the snow. Shorter=agile, longer=more control
  • Nose Width: 30.7 cm
  • Waist Width: 26 cm
  • Tail width: 30.2 cm
  • Core: Paulownia & Bamboo Wood
  • Rider Weight: 70kg / 100kg
  • Snowboard width: Regular
  • True twin shape
  • Triple Camber Profile
  • Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet
  • Recluse Web Carbon Layup
  • Power Grip Sidecut
  • Low Profile Nose/Tail - Thin Nose/Tail Profile
  • STS pre-tensioned fibreglass
  • Bi-Lite fibreglass
  • NS SuperLight Wood Core
  • RDS 2 Cushioning System
  • Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
  • Sintered P-tex Sidewall
  • Harmonic Nose/Tail Damper
  • Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base









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About Never Summer

An early adapter, Never Summer started making snowboards in 1983, giving them more than 30 years to perfect their design and construction. Every single Never Summer board is hand-crafted in their Colorado factory, making sure only the very best of the best ends up in the hands of their customers. Pioneering hybrid camber technology, you never quite know what Never Summer might have up their sleeves.