Never Summer Shaper Series Explained

Brothers Tim and Tracey Canaday started Never Summer in 1991 with Tim in charge of shaping snowboards. He had already been making boards under the name Swift Snowboards. The Swift model released a few years ago was an homage to these origins. Building on the success of the Swift, Tim has created more models to help recapture the feeling that made us all snowboarders. the Shaper Series is all about beautifying the turn and creating a fluid style all your own! The first time you linked turns…that’s when we all got hooked. That ‘something’ just ‘clicked’. It changed our lives.

The Shaper Series embraces every aspect of snowboarding… groomer, park, trees, speed, big carves, huge lines – regardless of snow conditions. All Shaper Series models feature tapered shapes and use the Fusion Rocker Camber Profile.

Fusion Rocker Camber Profile

This profile combines the huge pop and trench digging edgehold of the Ripsaw profile on the tail of the board, with the forgiving nature and ease of use in powder of the Original rocker camber profile on the nose of the board.

Never Summer Fusion Rocker Camber Profile

The Swift

Originally we set out to make the greatest powder board of all time. We succeeded, but it turns out we actually made a board that was incredible everywhere. The Swift features the greatest amount of taper in the Shaper Series (20mm). Awesome everywhere performance, in or out of POW. Take the Swift anywhere you want to go.

Find out more about the Swift.

17/18 Never Summer Swift

The Insta/Gator

Snap in and out of turns, spin like a machine, and rail like a train. Size your Gator zero to 10cm smaller and improve your OVERALL performance. Amazing nimbility with stability that is incomprehensible in a board this size. 12mm of taper and massive surface area will have you happily downsizing without losing the performance or ability to ride ANYWHERE in ANY CONDITIONS. It’s a new world…adjust your stance width, placement, and angles for ride variations that fit the days mood, conditions, and style. You’d better get a Gator sooner rather than later.

Find out more about the Insta/Gator or Wmn’s Insta/Gator

17/18 Never Summer Insta/Gator

The Maverix

The Maverix is very unique. When it comes to sizing we recommend you size the Maverix up to 10 cm, smaller or larger, than your standard ride. The Maverix features a wider than average waist width, 17mm of taper, and significantly larger surface area. Want a super nimble, wide, shorty with amazing edge hold and versatility? Size down the Maverix. Want a cushy ride that’s super responsive in a larger size? Size the Maverix bigger. Either way you’re going to get amazing performance and stylized fluidity that fits all conditions…not just the best conditions.

It’s a new world – play with your stance, width, placement and angles for ride variations that fit the days mood, conditions, and style. Everyone will be wondering where you found that steez.

Find out more about the Maverix or Wmn’s Maverix.

17/18 Never Summer Maverix

The Big Gun

Gun surfboards are made for the biggest waves. The Big Gun was made big for the biggest style. 19mm of big taper with huge surface area, the Big Gun is stabilisation. But here’s the hook, the Big Gun is as responsive as your short board! Built big but ridden nimble. When you’re gunning for ocean motion the size matters.

Find out more about the Big Gun.

17/18 Never Summer Big Gun

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