Deep Dive: Chris Corning’s 2022 Never Summer ProtoUltra

If you’ve tuned into any worldwide slopestyle contest in the past handful of years, you’ve undoubtedly seen Chris Corning absolutely destroying the course. No stranger to big, technical tricks, Chris rides a pro model, the Never Summer’s ProtoUltra, that is built to withstand just about anything he–or anyone else–can throw at it.

Never Summer ProtoUltra

Enveloping the bamboo-blend core of the ProtoUltra, which Never Summer dubs WooBoo (wood/bamboo), is copious amounts of carbon, giving the snowboard a poppy punch. The mid-wide frame cuts down on toe and heel drag while charging up pipe walls or carving at breakneck speed down the mountain. This thing loves to go fast.

Never Summer ProtoUltraNever Summer ProtoUltra

 

Speaking of handling, Never Summer utilizes a variating sidecut along the ProtoUltra’s flanks called the Vario Power Grip, which is balanced to initiate quick turns, but also track straight when flat-based. This, blended with Never Summer’s Shock Wave rocker/camber profile makes the ProtoUltra the ultimate in high-performance when maching down the mountain.

Chris Corning’s Never Summer ProtoUltra – $649.99

sizes: 154, 157, 160

Never Summer ProtoUltra

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