- Sizes: 153, 155, 157, 158W, 160, 161W, 163, 165W, 168W
- Flex: 6
- Profile: Hybrid Rocker
- Shape: Asymmetric Twin
- Price: £599 / €699
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New for this season, the West Bound is an upgraded version of the Never Summer West board. Minor tweaks have been made to Never Summer’s legendary West board giving it a bit more pop and stability than before.
In this upgraded version of the West, the ripsaw rocker camber profile has been changed for a fusion rocker camber. Basically what this means is that the aggressive true twin shaped camber-rocker-camber profile has been replaced by a slightly more mellow one. The West Bound has a directional shape, with a slight taper, less camber and more rocker.
“The power grip sidecuts give the board multiple contact points, which enhances the edge hold”
Thanks to the long rocker profile in between the feet, underneath the front foot and the early rise rocker in the nose, you’ll get more float in powder now. Add the slight taper to the mix and you’ll stay afloat better than a rubber duck in bath water. The camber underneath the back foot and partially underneath the front foot makes for a stable ride while giving the board good edge hold – you’ll get the best of both worlds here.
The power grip sidecuts give the board multiple contact points, which enhances the edge hold. A straight section in the middle makes for the broadest contact point of the board when it’s flexed, and when not it makes sure you won’t catch an edge.
Moving towards the ends of the stick, you’ll find a shallower radius followed by a deeper radius, something which allows for quick turns. Carving on this stick will feel effortless, so if you love getting low this board has the potential to be a great sidekick for your next euro-carving mission.
If you’re looking for an all-mountain machine for both powder and carving the Never Summer West Bound is your guy. With good edge hold and a floaty feel, you’ll be able to butter your way on the mountain and beyond.