Hello and welcome to my Never Summer Women's Proto Type Two review.
In this review, I will take a look at the Women's PT2 as an all-mountain-freestyle snowboard.
As per tradition here at SnowboardingProfiles.com I will give the PT2 a score out of 100 (based on several factors) and see how it compares with other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards.
NOTE: The 2020 model was the last model of the Women's Proto Type Two. It has been replaced by the Women's Proto Synthesis
For this season, I found someone to test women's gear, so this review is based on my tester's (Ash's) experience with the board, as well as my own experience with the men's equivalent (Never Summer Men's Proto Type 2) of this board.
Board: Never Summer Women's Proto Type Two 2020
Flex Rating: Mid
Flex Feel on Snow: Medium (5/10)
Rating Score: 87.6/100
Compared to other Women’s All-Mountain-Freestyle Boards
Out of the 26 women’s all-mountain-freestyle snowboards that I rated:
Overview of the PT2’s Specs
Check out the tables for the PT2’s specs and available sizes.
Waist Width (mm)
Rec Rider Weight (lb)
Rec Rider Weight (kg)
Who is the PT2 Most Suited To?
The PT2 is great for anyone looking for a board to predominantly ride the resort - and even better for those that like to ride freestyle over the resort and in the park - but also want to be able to lay down a good carve too.
A really versatile ride with the only real weakness being in powder.
Not for beginners, but good for intermediate and up.
The PT2 in More Detail
O.k. let’s take a more detailed look at what the PT2 is capable of.
Board: Never Summer Women's Proto Type Two 2020, 145cm (236mm waist width)
Date: April 14, 2019
Conditions: Great vis first thing but started closing in and then snowing 10:30. Then on and off throughout the day. But vis was never terrible – in patches good and in patches OK.
Groomers were quite smooth and fast, especially compared to the day before, which was nice.
Nothing crazy in terms of fresh snow, but 1cm (0.5") overnight and few more than that in the days leading up - some fresh patches still to be found.
Relatively cold with a little wind, but not much - wind not as strong and not quite as cold as the day before. -4 with wind. Still pretty cold for April 14th!
Bindings angles: +15/-12
Stance width: 490mm (19.3″)
Stance Setback: Centered
Width at Inserts: 244mm (9.61")
Rider Height: 5"6" (168cm)
Rider Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Rider Boot Size: Women's US8.5 Ride Hera
Bindings Used: NOW Vetta, Small
Not the best for powder. Fine for shallow powder of course, like pretty much any board is. But once it gets a little deeper, the PT2 takes a bit of effort to prevent nose-dives!
Carving & Turning
Carving: Great carver that holds an edge well.
Maneuverability at slow speeds: Ash said that she found it really agile at slow speeds.
Overall a smooth board that was good for all style of turns - be it a normal S turn, short sharp turns or for holding a carve.
Really good at speed for a twin, mid-flex board. Ash said she felt quite stable at speed without it being an out and out bomber.
Ash found that the PT2 absorbed bumps well and went well in crud too - and nimble enough to weave through bumpy terrain too.
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Overall an all-round great jumper - whether larger or smaller jumps.
Pop: Good pop and easily accessible.
Approach: Stable enough for bigger jumps and nimble enough for approaches to trickier access sidehits.
Landing: Solid but forgiving.
Side-hits: Good pop, good for spinning and nice and nimble. Great for side-hits.
Small jumps: Forgiving enough for small jumps, for those not used to jumps yet.
Big jumps: Good for big jumps too. I'd say it's sweet spot is medium jumps.
As good as it gets. True twin and an asymmetrical. If you like riding switch, this is the board to do it on.
Great for landing and taking off switch, good pop, the spin gets around quickly - can handle bigger and smaller tricks alike. A great spinner.
Jibbing isn't it's forte but definitely doable, especially for those that have a solid jib game.
Not the most buttery in the world, but decently buttery.
Score Breakdown and Final Verdict
Check out the breakdown of the score in the table below.
Contribution to Final Score
TOTAL after normalizing
Overall, the PT2 is a great option for riding the mountain like the park, riding the park like the park or riding the mountain like a mountain. It's a great middle ground between being playful and aggressive too - making it a really good all rounder, if you take powder out of the equation.
More Info, Current Prices and Where to Buy Online
If you want to learn more about the PT2, or if you are ready to buy, or if you just want to research prices and availability, check out the links below.
If you want to check out some other women's all-mountain-freestyle snowboard options, or if you want to compare how the PT2 compares to other all-mountain-freestyle snowboards, then check out the next link.