Never Summer Chairman 2021

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The 2021 Never Summer Chairman is the top dog of freeriding. Think of the Chairman like the CEO, looking down upon all other boards from its ivory tower, and rightfully so. There is an insane amount of technology in this board, and we could go on and on about it all, using big terms like Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilisers and Carbon Max Laminate Technology, but to put it in terms we can understand, this is the ultimate in smooth, fast, stable, and powerful riding.

Never Summer have injected all of their damping technology to help you tackle any snow condition with speed and confidence, with the Ripsaw Rocker Camber giving you very solid edge hold and pop. Quite simply, the Chairman is the best of the best.

Key Features

*Base colours may vary

Board Type: Freeride

Camber: Ripsaw Rocker Camber

The Ripsaw Rocker Camber profile features enhanced cambered areas for strong edge hold and extra pop while maintaining versatility.

Flex: 9/10 Stiff (1=soft, 10=stiff)

A stiff flexing board for freeriding, providing a stable platform for big mountain riding and powder. Creates reliable edge hold and smoothness at speed.

Shape: Directional

Designed to be ridden forwards, exactly the way the body wants to go. Float through powder with effortless style, and power down runs at lightning-fast speeds.

Core: NS Superlight Wood

A combination of durable and lightweight woods create an unmatched strength to weight ratio. The worlds best snowboard fibreglass gives Never Summer boards their superior strength, edge hold and durability. Damping along the edges, underfoot and at the tip and tail provide stability at high speeds, and absorb vibrations.

Bi-Lite Fibreglass

Lightweight and super strong, this fibreglass delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.

STS Pre-tensioned Fibreglass

Pre-hardened, pre-tensioned laminate that has elastomer stringers - which means that the board has top notch strength, edge hold and performance.

Carbon Max Laminate

More carbon = More power and performance. An advanced top and bottom carbon matrix maximise response and strength where it's needed most, resulting in a lightweight construction that adds torsional stiffness and enhances energy transfer.

RDS 1+ Damping system

The most extensive damping system from Never Summer, with twice the amount of damping material as other models for a silky smooth ride like no other.

Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilisers

These stabilisers are placed directly below the mounting area to provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.

Base: Durasurf XT Sintered 5501

Developed exclusively for Never Summers higher end boards, this base is super fast, super durable, and has added carbon to make it the fastest base in the range.

Mounting Pattern: 2x4 Inserts

Extra Features:

Co-Extruded Polymer Topsheet - A tough topsheet that's durable, lightweight, and scratch and chip resistant.

Chairman Power Grip Sidecut - The Vario Power Grip sidecut utilizes multiple edge contact points, allowing the board to track straight and not catch while still providing maximum edge hold. The Chairman Power Grip features an additional 2 contact points, enhancing the edge hold even further.

Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls - Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls, sintered P-Tex sidewalls maintain their integrity in colder temperatures and won't crack.

Low Profile Nose and Tail - A lower profile in the tips and tail maximises snow contact for more powerful ollies and nollies and added landing stability. This also reduces the plowing effect in the nose, making you glide smoother and faster and float better in powder.

Harmonic Nose/Tail Dampers - Dampers in the tip and tail reduce vibrations and make this board incredibly smooth, stable, and confident at speed and in hard landings, without reducing the liveliness of the board.

Extended Transition Area - This board has extended flat sections at the contact points which improves turn initiation and powder floatation.


Size (cm)
Waist Width (mm)
Effective Edge (cm)
Nose/Tail Width (cm)
Taper (mm)
Recommended Rider Weight (kg)
157 256 123 Vario 820 29.4/29.1 5 60-90
160 256 127 Vario 850 29.5/29.0 5
164 257 131 Vario 950 29.3/28.7 5
161 Wide 266 127 Vario 850 30.5/30.0 5
165 Wide 267 131 Vario 950 30.4/30.0 5

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