The 2023 Never Summer Snowboards lineup is significantly culled compared to the 2022 lineup with only 18 different 2023 models compared to 26 2022 models.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2022-23 season, and any 2021-22 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best.
New 2023 Never Summer Snowboards
The new boards for 2022-23 are:
Exiting 2022 Never Summer Snowboards
The 2022 boards that aren't returning with a 2023 model:
All 2023 Never Summer Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Never Summer's 2022-23 lineup. This is according to the categories here at SnowboardingProfiles.com and not necessarily the same as how Never Summer might label them.
Of course these are only broad categories as every board is different, but this is a rough guide.
NEVER SUMMER BEGINNER SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS
NEVER SUMMER SPLIT BOARDS
NEVER SUMMER YOUTH SNOWBOARDS
So there you have the 2023 Never Summer snowboards.
Out with the Old
Assuming Never Summer don't come out with late releases for any of the boards not shown in their catalog, they've had a real culling this year. A lot of boards from the 2022 lineup not returning with a 2023 model.
With it looking like there are 11 exiters and only 3 newcomers, the line seems to be consolidated into 18 different models, where there were 26 models for 2022 and 28 models for 2021.
But they do keep an eclectic bunch, with boards across almost every category still.
In with the New
3 newcomers. The Lady FR comes in to replace the outgoing Lady West. But they're very different boards with the Lady FR more resembling (though not exactly) the Men's Proto FR than it does the old Lady West. The Lady FR also gets a split model.
The other newcomer is the Women's Proto Slinger. Really good to see this come in to give the women's line a genuine freestyle/park option.
Changes to Existing Models
For those models that are returning, there have been some changes, including:
- Proto Ultra: Gets "triple camber" in place of the "shock wave camber" it had. That's the only change plus gains one new size (163)
- Proto FR: Gains 2 new sizes (162DF and 166DF)
- Snowtrooper: Drops 2 sizes (154 and 164X)
- Hammer: Drops size 164.
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I ride the Westbound and was kinda bummed when it was discontinued. A great board for all levels and type of riding. It’s one of those boards where if you were to have only one for the resort in most conditions or if I had to travel with one board on a plane, the Westbound would be one of my top picks. It looks like Never Summer x Breckenridge Brewery released a limited edition Funslinger Westbound. The shape and specs look very identical! Not sure about the Funslinger part of it all.
Yeah Never Summer have a habit of ditching good boards! Wasn’t aware of the Breckenridge Brewery collab, thanks for pointing that out. And yeah just looking at the specs, that Funslinger part of the name is a bit confusing. Though it looks like Breckenridge Brewery does have a Never Summer Funslinger lager – so it’s probably more in reference to that than the old Never Summer Funslinger snowboard, I’m guessing.
Yep. The Westbound is amazing. I have a 161x and as long as it’s not too icy it rules.
You’re always so helpful in the comments. I really appreciate all the posts you put together. Last year I purchased my first set of gear as a quick learning beginner. A 142 Nitro Lectra and union Milan bindings. I advanced pretty quickly and now I’m working on my carving and maintaining a more relaxed body position through my riding. I’m looking to get a new board because the weight recc on the lectra is 130. When I bought it was 5’3 and 118 but I’m now 130 and more advanced. I noticed that never summer boards and maybe one or two other brands don’t include weight ranges in their specs. What’s the deal with this and what are your thoughts on sizing for my height and weight in general — 5’3 and 130 as a now intermediate rider looking to do all mountain riding— carving, nothing too extreme with a mix of riding out west and on the East with some icier conditions. Thanks again!
Thanks for your message. Please see my reply to your other message on the Top Women’s All-Mountain Snowboards post.