• morris

    is the funslinger much lighter than the proto type 2?

    • Mike Hardaker

      Just a little bit,

  • Brian

    What bindings did you use? How soft\ stiff were they?

  • Glenn

    How does this board handle steep groomers at speeds? I will be riding this board in Whistler and Revelstoke. I am asking because when there is no pow here we got to ride hard pack grooms and ice.

    • Mike Hardaker

      Glenn,

      Honestly I have no clue as I don’t really ride groomers anymore.. Or have a ski pass for that matter. It did well in steep, deep backcountry lines. A few of our testers did rip this board around Jackson Hole Mountain Resort without any issue. Keep in mind it’s a bit on the softer side compared to some of the other NS boards.

      Revi may see some snow late this season, El Nino is setting up again. Look for a similar winter like we had last year.

      Mike

      • Glenn

        Thanks for the Reply Mike. Since your testers had no issues ripping this at Jackson Hole, thats good enough for me. Picking one up the exact same model you rode. I do ride an EVO 154 on resort groomers, so I am guessing this in a 156 should be good or should I size one more up? I am 5 8′ 180lbs size 9 boot.

        Another season like last huh….better than no snow!

        • Mike Hardaker

          Glenn the 156 should be just about right, just like the 3 little bears. Especially since you have been rocking a 54 evo, this board is a bit softer so going up a size is smart.

          • Glenn

            Done! I just purchased the Funslinger. Super stoked! Now all I need now is snow. I can post up a a little review of what I thought of the Funslinger if you want. Could help the other readers make a decision if they are in the same situation as me.

            Thanks again Mike!

          • Mike Hardaker

            Glen,

            Solid work, please do share your thoughts on the board. PS Where did you buy it from

          • Wïll Ÿao

            Hey Glenn.. Now that you have the funslinger how would you compare it to the Evo? I am thinking of switching over from my Evo but not sure if it will make that big of a significant change.

    • Glenn

      Mike,

      Actually my brother on the east coast bought for me at 30% discount as it was last years model. I most definitely will post my thoughts on it after i ride it.

  • Devon

    I bought a funslinger last year at the end of the season and I’ve been eagerly waiting to ride it I’m 5″8′ 125 lbs ride the 154 and I love it to the death

  • Bartolini

    Thanks for super quick response! I am 5’9 so theoretically Funslinger 153 fits me better for park. I guess your low weight to height ratio contributed to that great float in pow. I still want Funslinger for my park, all mountain freestyle board but will probably need more powder oriented stick for when it’s dumping. Cheers

    • Mike Hardaker

      Yeah you might want to also look into one of Never Summer’s burly all mountain boards for a sick pow ripper. I grew up surfing so like to try and be really light going down the hill. Let us know what you think about the Funslinger, bet yet come up to Jackson Hole and take mine out for a lap or three!!

      -Mike

  • Bartolini

    Thanks for your review Mike. What size Funslinger have you tested and what is your weight? I am trying to figure out what size I need to get enough float. Cheers!

    • Mike Hardaker

      I weight 145 and we tested the 156. Hope that helps, it handled everything we threw at it with ease! Top to bottom amazing board. Appreciate you checking out the site. How tall are you. I am 5’11

      -Mike

  • Oz

    Thanks for the review. I just ordered my slinger. I cant wait to suit up and shred. I currently have a Burton bullet which is a good beginner all mountain but as my skill level progresses and I start to ride more switch I wanted a board that will both help improve my skills and be predictable through all mountain terrain. Based on this review i dont think I will be disappointed. And its made in the USA. A total win/win!

  • lonnie

    I demoed this in a 157X AND LOVED IT, I am a big dude and this stick ripped up the park with the greatest of ease!

  • john dobbe

    This board is a great park board! Holds a edge when you need it but is still playful!

  • john dobbe

    Why is the review of a park board all done in the side country?

    • Mike Hardaker

      John,

      The Never Summer Funslinger is “marketed” as a park board however our team found it worked really good in the pow. We did session some park laps and the board was fun, poppy and holds a nice edge going into the jumps. The Mountain Weekly News tend to focus on freeriding and backcountry riding, that being said checkout the Good Ride to see how the board is reviewed for park riding..