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Never Summer Ripsaw Snowboard 2020

3 Reviews
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Ride Style
All Mountain
Versatile boards, ideal for riding all conditions across the entire mountain
Rocker with Camber
Playful and floaty with the added response of camber
Freestyle focused shape that rides identical both directions
Medium Stiff
Increased support and control for bigger or aggressive riders

This medium-stiff board excels in stability and control thanks to an aggressive sidecut, added fiberglass and Never Summer's amazing damping system.

Key Features
  • Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile
  • Power Grip Sidecut
  • Damping Rating: Mid
  • NS Superlight Wood Core
  • Bi-Lite Fiberglass
  • +/- 45 Fiberglass Laminate
  • STS Pretensioned Fiberglass
  • Carbon VXR Laminate Technology
  • RDS 2 Rubber Damping System
  • Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
  • Durasurf Sintered 4501 Base
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet
  • Extended Transition Area
  • Low-Profile Tip & Tail
  • P-Tex Tip & Tail Protection
  • Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls
Key Features

Ripsaw Rocker Camber Profile - Intense areas of camber for aggressive edge hold and tremendous pop.

Power Grip Sidecut - Deeper cut towards the tip and tail, to an almost completely straight section in the middle, the sidecut is cut on multiple radii for added control and response in any condition.

Damping Rating: Mid - "Mid" rating on the Never Summer damping scale - playful and snappy underfoot but still retains some smoothness at higher speeds.

Damping Ratings = Snappy, Mid, Smooth or Cushy


NS Superlight Wood Core - Taking their Custom Flight Core even further, Never Summer's Superlight Wood Core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.


Bi-Lite Fiberglass - Delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.

+/- 45 Fiberglass Laminate - An extra layer of fiberglass provides serious structural support and works with carbon laminates to deliver the ultimate pop.

STS Pretensioned Fiberglass - A pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered fiberglass laminate producing a stronger bond. This gives the board unmatched strength and edge hold.

Carbon VXR Laminate Technology - Dual carbon V's help transfer more energy to the end of the effective edge, tip and tail without making the board too stiff for buttering and presses.

RDS 2 Rubber Damping System - This lightweight system uses three narrower laminated damping layers that provide the perfect combinations of vibration absorption and stability.

Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers - Rubber pads directly below the mounting area that provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.


Durasurf Sintered 4501 Base - A high-density base that's extremely fast and will provide excellent performance and durability.


3 Year Warranty - Covered under manufacturer warranty for 3 years from the time of purchase! Warranty includes structural defects only and DOES NOT cover impact damage, abuse, misuse or normal wear and tear.


Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet - This premium topsheet is made from co-extruded polymer thermoplastic fiber and is very durable, lightweight, scratch and chip resistant.

Extended Transition Area - A flat section on the outside of the feet that helps initiate turning, float, and delivers an overall increased consistency in board-feel.

Low-Profile Tip & Tail - This maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and adds stability to your landings. LPT also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it’s deep.

P-Tex Tip & Tail Protection - Like their sidewalls, Never Summer adds durable P-tex to the nose and tail for added protection to their already bombproof boards.

Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls - Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls maintain their integrity at any temperature offering a smoother, faster ride.

Width:Standard Standard
Suggested Boot Size (US):10 & under 10.5 & under
Waist Width (cm):25.2 25.4
Stance Set Back (in):0 0
Sidecut Radius (m):7.3 7.9
Effective Edge (cm):117.0 120.0
Surface Area (cm²):4103 4213
Tip Width (cm):29.8 30.0
Tail Width (cm):29.8 30.0
Overall Rating
Reviewed by 3 customers

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This board is a BOMBER
by Toby in NJ (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/17/2019
Never Summer Ripsaw Snowboard
Did a demo of this board and my next move was to buy it immediately. It rides beautifully on groomers, glades, and it's great on kickers. Haven't had the chance to ride it in deep pow yet but hopefully that's coming soon!
1 person has found this review helpful
1 Day of 6"'s of fresh Powder Review
by Andre
Posted on 5/15/2017
Never Summer Ripsaw Snowboard
This is the second Never Summer board I have ridden, the first being the Snow Trooper. For comparison, the Ripsaw has (a lot) more camber in it after the rocker middle. I found that the rocker in the Ripsaw was more pronounced than in the Storm Trooper - could just be me though or the days conditions. I never tested them side by side to see if one would actually teeter more.

The day consisted of 6"'s of fresh powder overnight and into the morning that turned into freezing rain for a bit around the afternoon, before stopping completely.

The board did float in the fresh powder but felt a lot more at home on the groomed runs and on the hard packed/ice that was underneath the fresh stuff. As the day wore on, the hardpack and ice came through on some trails. The board wants to go fast and is fun charging down the mountain with.

I didn't find it as stiff as a lot of reviewers have made it out to be, but would say it is slightly above middle of the road (trail?) when it comes to flex. Buttering was easier at speeds than slow and it did seem like there was a little sweet spot to butter on. I didn't butter too much, nor am I the best at it, but that's what I experienced.

This wasn't the worst mogul board i've been on, but it isn't the best. You're not going to get bucked on bumps but your legs might get tired if you're hitting a lot of them throughout the day.

I only hit a few boxes. Nothing fancy, just rode over them w/ a little butter. No issues but I wouldn't base it's jibbing off of my experiences.
Overall, I had a lot of fun riding this board and am looking forward to riding it some more next year. Really looking forward to ripping groomers on some nice hard pack.
1 person has found this review helpful
Slay Blade, for seriousness!!
by Beau Hawkins in AVON, CO (Verified Buyer)
Posted on 1/30/2017
Never Summer Ripsaw Snowboard
Hieght: 5' 10"
Weight: Just under 160 lbs
Boot: 11

First, a 156 twin should not be this fast, or stable!! Turns are quick and responsive, and you can bury the edge. The stiffness gives lots of power in transition, and very stable straight line. I'd say good in CO pow...for a twin. The RS profile gives great feel and control over a wider range of conditions than the old RC profile. Did I mention ollie power?!

The cons: This isn't really a slow down and play board. You can feel it just wants charge...anything. Not going to lie here, if you get off your game you it can bite you. The profile does allow it to be a touch more forgiving than full camber, but not by a whole lot. Buttering is hard. I threw a slash but it was tough. Technical jibs probably won't work. I've done a few 50-50's and boardslides, but I'm not the best jibber so that's as far as I'll go on it. This is more of kicker board, which it's great at!

Basically if you want a twin that can charge hard with precision, you found it. If you want something more rounded/forgiving than a Type Two would be better.
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