Never Summer Maverix Review

Never Summer Maverix Snowboard Review

Never Summer’s Maverix Review

  • Maverix Size: 157cm
  • Bindings: NOW Drive (Large)
  • Boots: Adidas Tactical ADV size 10.5
  • Stance: 23.5 +14 Front & -14 back
  • Rider Height 6’0”
  • Rider Weight 190
  • Conditions/Terrain Tested: Powder, groomers, late season slush, summer corn.

Specs from Never Summer Maverix Snowboard

  • Coextruded Polymer Topsheet
  • Carbon Max Laminate Technology
  • Fusion Rocker Camber Profile
  • Extended Transition Area
  • Vario Power Grip Sidecut
  • Early Rise Nose
  • STS Pre-tensioned Fiberglass
  • Bi-Lite Fiberglass
  • NS SuperLight Wood Core
  • RDS 1 Damping System
  • Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers
  • Sintered P-tex Sidewall
  • Durasurf Sintered 5501 Base
  • P-tex Tip/Tail Protection

Never Summer’s Maverix ReviewReview:

Chris and I have been big fans of the Tim Canaday Shaper Series from Never Summer since they were first released. I was so excited to have the opportunity to test a 157mm Maverix and rode it in just about every condition possible. My initial reaction to the Maverix was the impressive profile and both the killer shape and top sheet. It has a really cool shape, inspired by a fluid style that provides a really fun ride. The Maverix gets it name and inspiration from a famous surf spot in SoCal. The top sheet was absolutely stunning and boasts a stained wood look that merges with an ocean sunset. The 18/19 model’s graphics are a bit darker but still incorporate the wood grain and ocean scene.

The Maverix is a directional board featuring Never Summer’s Fusion Rocker Camber profile combined with an increased surface area and a streamlined taper. It has rocker between the bindings and camber underfoot and control and pop that will bring you back to your snowboarding roots. With 17mm of taper, the extended transition zones at the contact points, the Maverix turn initiation is effortless and help the board float in powder with ease. Never Summer recommends you size down on this board up to 10cm if you are looking for edge hold and versatility. I found the 157 to be really fun and extremely playful. I was a little concerned about the waist size with my size 10.5 boots, but with a 25.4m waist, I did not have toe or heel drag issues. For boot sizes 11 and up you would probably want to go with the 163 as it has a 26.2mm waist

The Maverix was exciting to ride! It really holds an edge well and is snappy in and out of turns. The wider nose gave it really good float in powder.  It can feel a little loose underfoot due to the greater taper and a little chattery at high speed. Riding it switch can be a little challenging due to the directional shape and set back but still super fun. The Maverix gives you room to play with your placement of stance, width, placement, and angles for a fresh ride anytime you want.

If you are looking for an intermediate to advanced board with a surfy ride look no further than the Maverix.

Pros:

  • Fusion Rocker Camber Profile
  • Floats great in powder
  • 17mm taper is amazing for carving

Cons:

  • a bit chattery at high speeds