Never Summer is using modern tech to take things back to the roots with the Shaper Twin, a snowboard designed to recapture the simple feeling of laying down a turn. It's constructed to focus on edgehold, snap and pop while maintaining a surfy feel, and testers were pleasantly surprised by how accurately this board held up to its claim. "I loved this board. It moves quickly and smooth, has great pop, stability, and flex," a skilled tester commented. "I don’t have anything negative about the functionality of this board, and I wouldn't change a thing about it."
Board Specs & Features:
Length (cm) – Waist Width (cm)
146LT — 24.7
149LT — 24.9
152 — 25.7
153 — 26.0
156 — 26.2
159 — 26.2
161 — 26.2
Camber: Fusion Rocker Camber + Early Rise Nose
Shape: Directional Twin
(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)
Testers Said: "I loved this board. It moves quickly and smooth, has great pop, stability, and flex."
Buying a new snowboard shouldn't be an arduous task. But with hundreds of options to choose from, narrowing down options can be an overwhelming process. The internal struggle boils down to the reality that these things aren't cheap. With that in mind, Good Wood's intent has always been to best serve you in your quest to purchase the deck most deserving of your money. This season, our diverse crew of testers returned to the steeps of Snowbird, Utah for the all-mountain category and the progressive features of Carinthia at Mount Snow, Vermont for the park division. In the end, we came back with a collection of boards that are worthy of TransWorld's esteemed Good Wood stamp of approval.
How The Boards Are Scored
Shortly after ripping laps on each model, our testers score the board based on a comprehensive set of characteristics that include edgehold, pop, swingweight, turn initiation, stability, and flex. The scorecards for the park and all-mountain categories of the test each have unique and specific criteria designed to pinpoint the strengths and weakness of a snowboard in the setting respective to its category. Beyond the quantifiable scoring, we also ask testers to comments on each facet of the board’s performance. These notes we refer to extensively when writing each review. Dive into the results and see what performed for our testers, then find what will work for you.