The following is a quick overview of the 2024 Never Summer snowboards lineup.
First I will take a look at any new boards for the 2023-24 season, and any 2022-23 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model.
Then I'll place each board into the categories where I see them fitting best and finally take a look at any changes for returning boards.
New 2024 Never Summer Snowboards
The new boards for 2023-24 are:
+ Easy Rider - New mid-flexing, twin, all-mountain freestyle board, which incorporates triple camber.
+ Valhalla - New stiff, tapered directional freeride board.
+ Cougar - Replaces the outgoing Hammer. Same shape as Hammer but with a "Recurve Triple Camber" profile, which has camber in the very middle of the profile, before small rocker sections and then camber again.
Exiting 2023 Never Summer Snowboards
The 2023 boards that aren't returning with a 2024 model:
All 2024 Never Summer Snowboards by Category
Below, I have categorized Never Summer's 2023-24 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-
- Snowtrooper | Top 10 Intermediate Snowboard
- Infinity | Top 10 Women's Intermediate Snowboard
-Never Summer PARK/FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Women's Proto Slinger | Top 5 Women's Freestyle Board
-Never Summer ALL-MOUNTAIN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Proto Synthesis - SEE FULL REVIEW | TOP 5 ALL-MOUNTAIN FREESTYLE BOARD
- Easy Rider | NEW for 2024 - full review coming
- Women’s Proto Synthesis - full review coming | Top 5 Women's All-Mtn-Freestyle Board
-Never Summer AGGRESSIVE ALL-MTN-FREESTYLE SNOWBOARDS-
- Proto Ultra - SEE FULL REVIEW
-Never Summer ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
- Snowtrooper - See Full Review
- Infinity - See Full Review
-Never Summer AGGRESSIVE ALL-MOUNTAIN SNOWBOARDS-
Never Summer don't have anything that strictly fits this category, by our definitions, though you could certainly make a case for the Proto Ultra or Proto FR to fit here.
-Never Summer FREERIDE SNOWBOARDS-
- Proto FR - SEE FULL REVIEW
- Valhalla | NEW for 2024
- Cougar | NEW for 2024
- Lady FR - full review coming
-Never Summer POWDER & SHORT/WIDE SNOWBOARDS-
- Shapshifter | Name change for 2024 - See Full Review
- Harpoon - See Full Review
- Swift - full review coming
- Women's Harpoon
-Never Summer SPLIT BOARDS-
- Swift Split
- Proto Split
- Lady FR Split
-Never Summer YOUTH SNOWBOARDS-
- Mini Proto Synthesis (137, 140, 144)
So there you have the 2024 Never Summer snowboards.
Out with the Old and In with the New
As far as we can tell all 2023 models are returning with a 2024 model. The last couple of years have seen Never Summer's lineup shrink a bit, so it's pretty efficient as it is, so it's not surprising to see that they are all returning.
There have also been some whisperings about a Proto FR splitboard but we've yet to see if it will actually be offered or not.
Changes to Existing Models
Proto Slinger: Drops size 160X.
Women's Proto Slinger: Adds size 142, drops size 150.
Proto Synthesis: Drops size 162DF.
Proto Ultra: Drops size 163.
Proto FR: Drops size 164.
Swift: Tweaks to the shape/sizing. The 157 is now a 158 and the 162 is now a 163. Plus there's an addition of a 153 for the '24 model. The waist, effective edge and tip/tail widths are the same but the sidecut has become a little tighter but pretty subtly. The nose and tail shapes are a little different, particularly the tail. Also mentions aluminum tip/tail protection (was P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection on the '23 model). We finally got on the Swift this year - and wow are we excited about this board! Review in the works.
Shapeshifter: Name change from Shaper to Shapeshifter - plus nose shape had changed to be more rounded and less blunted. Otherwise appears the same.
All returning boards get new graphics too.
For all Snowboarding Profiles' Never Summer reviews, check out the link at the button below.