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Never Summer Swift Split

Best powder surfer

Brand: Never Summer

Model: Swift Split


Specs

Weight

7lbs. 15oz.

Our take 

“This board is virtually unsinkable,” our tester raved after a month of riding the deepest snowfall ever recorded in Crested Butte, Colorado. Credit the tapered shape and the wide, early-rise nose for keeping the Swift Split on top of the soft stuff. The banana-rocker profile and a swallow tail made harvesting low-angle powder a dream, but having less edge contact makes this board a bit squirrelly on hardpack.

The details 

The Swift Split has a medium-stiff flex and laminated dampening strips between the core and topsheet, which make it a bit more stable in choppy, firm snow than most boards with this profile. The rocker between the feet helps initiate snappy turns. Downer: The heavy weight and banana rocker make it less efficient for long tours, and it’s pricey for a specialist board.

Trail cred 

“Snow slides right off the carbonium topsheet,” our Colorado tester says. “It shed light flakes with the flick of a board, saving significant weight when going uphill.”

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