Proteus Snowboard Review

Proteus Snowboards Review: Is Having An Adjustable Camber Profile Board Worth It?

Proteus is a small snowboard manufacturer that began making boards in 2018 out of Lakewood, Colorado. The main detail that sets Proteus snowboards apart from other manufacturers is that all Proteus boards are capable of adjusting their camber profile from camber to flat to rocker and any combination of board profiles in between. 

With the ability to adjust your camber profile any way you need to on the fly, Proteus has made one of the most versatile snowboards you can buy at the moment.  

Overall Rating of the Proteus Adjustable Snowboard

Considerations Rating Out 5 Score Out of 100 Weight / Importance to Score
Resort Riding / Versatility 5.00 100 10
Pop / Power 4.75 95 10
Carving / Turns 4.30 86 10
Responsiveness 4.40 88 10
Speed 4.50 90 10
Ice / Poor Conditions 4.50 90 10
Switch 5.00 100 5
Jibs 4.50 90 5
Jumps 4.80 96 5
Dampness 4.40 88 5
Buttering 4.20 84 5
Fun to ride 5.00 100 5
Value for its Price 5.00 100 5
Extras 5.00 100 5
Powder (*Didn’t Review Yet) 0.00 0 0
Weighted Score 4.64 92.8 100

Our Rating: After calculating the weighted score, my rating for the Proteus Snowboard earned a 92.8 out of a possible 100 or 4.64 out of a possible 5 stars.

Overview Video of The Proteus Board Review

Here is a short video of me riding and reviewing the Proteus Adjustable Camber snowboard.

@boardoftheworld Review of the Proteus Adjustable Camber Snowboard. Link in my bio is for full review.

Details About the Proteus Board I rode

  • My Rating: 4.65 / 5
  • Flex Rating: 4/10 – I rode the “soft” flex pattern
  • Actual Feel of Flex: 5/10
  • Weight: 9.8
  • How the Weight Felt Riding: It felt and handled like the average all mountain twin snowboard.
  • Size I rode: 154 – you can see all of the specs and sizes available here.
  • Price: $624
  • Where to Buy: Proteus Website

Image Gallery From the 2024 – 2025 Proteus Snowboard Review

The Highlights of the Proteus Adjustable Camber Snowboard 

  • Adjustable Camber System 
    • This board can switch between six camber profile types. 
    • Proteus boards can be adjusted to ride any type of terrain. With the profile being adjustable, you can have more pop, board flex, or float whenever you need it
  • Excellent Edge Hold
    • There are two extra contact points built into the sidecut of this board (The tech is similar to Jones’ Traction Tech 2.0). This helps the board grip to ice and firmer conditions.  
    • Additionally, Proteus adds carbon in X patterns to give the board torsional rigidity based on your stiffness preference when you buy your board. 
  • Feels Like a Damp and Responsive Higher End Board
    • These are hand-built in the USA with the following materials:
      • Full sheet of biaxial glass and strategically placed triaxial glass for response, pop, and durability
      • A durable/lightweight poplar and Paulownia core
      • Polyurethane and vulcanized rubber for shock absorption
      • UHMWPE (Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene) is added in the nose and tail for durability 
      • X Shaped Carbon reinforcements to increase the torsional stiffness and improve the response
      • A fast ISO 7500 sintered base
  • You Can Custom Design Your Board’s Graphics at No Extra Cost
    • You can design your topsheet, and it will be added to a textured topsheet at no extra charge. 




How Are Proteus Snowboards Able to Adjust Their Camber Profile?  

Each Proteus snowboard comes with an adjustable mechanism (called the “Adjustable Camber System”) built into the center of the topsheet of the board. The camber system has two screws that allow you to tune the profile of the board. One screw adjusts the tension for the profile in the nose and the other for the profile in the tail. The idea is that you can adjust the camber profile symmetrically or asymmetrically depending on the conditions and how you want to ride your snowboard on any given day.

Adjusting the camber profile on a Proteus Snowboard feels a bit like tuning a guitar. Just as you would tighten or loosen a guitar’s tuning peg to increase or decrease the pitch of a guitar string, a Proteus snowboard allows you to tighten your board’s profile tension for a rocker profile position or loosen it to achieve a camber profile position. 

First Impression of the Proteus Snowboard?

My initial feeling when I first heard about the Adjustable Camber System. 

When am I actually going to use the adjustable feature?” 

When I first heard about Proteus Snowboards I thought it sounded nice, but I didn’t think it would be a feature I would actually make use of very often.

I enjoy having multiple boards in a quiver for different styles of riding. I didn’t think I’d take the time to stop riding to adjust the profile in the board. It’s nice in theory, but I just wasn’t sure how often would you actually need to use it.

After riding the board, I have a better feel for that answer. 

It takes less than one minute to adjust the profile in this board. The process of using the Adjustable Camber System is basically just tightening or loosening two screws. Because it’s so quick to adjust, I wound up using the mechanism to adjust the board in the middle of my session to help get the board to a more pressable flex to ride features in the park. 

All in all, I used it once or twice per session.

  • I use the adjustable profile feature only as I need it. 
    • That’s likely how you will make use of it, too. You will use it around once per session as you switch between two types of riding (i.e., from cruising to park riding).  

Being on the East Coast, I usually only get to do two styles of riding on any given day. I either hit the park or take groomed runs out of the park. 

I use the adjustable camber system to either make the board flat for jibbing or a mild camber for carving and hitting jumps. In other words, I use the Adjustable Camber System to modify the snap and flex of the board more than trying to get the profile perfect. 

I imagine that most of you reading this will be the same as me. You’ll adjust your board once or twice per session based on the conditions or the style of riding you want to do. 

You will have two profile settings you enjoy based on the styles of riding you do most often, and you will use your profile adjustments once or twice per session to bounce between these settings.  

Your primary setting will match the style of riding you do most often, and your secondary setting will match your second favorite style of riding. 

So, if you enjoy carving all over the mountain, you’ll likely only adjust to your secondary profile setting as you switch it up to take runs in the park (if you’re living somewhere that actually gets powder).   

My initial observation was when I started riding the Proteus board in the park. 

Holy hell, this has a ton of pop!” 

I enjoy riding camber dominant boards, so I put the Adjustable Camber System in a mild camber position to hit the indoor park at Big Snow in East Rutherford, NJ. 

The first detail I noticed was how much pop the board had. Even with minimal camber settings, the board just wanted to launch me into the air. Its level of pop felt snappier than usual, and I really think that is because it’s the first time I am riding a board with an active tension line running through it. The tension line gave the board a level of springiness that I wasn’t expecting from a mild arc of camber.  

My initial observation was when I first tried to nose press the Proteus board on a box. 

“It’s pretty stiff in its full camber setting.” 

When I first tried to nose press this board in a camber setting, I nearly got thrown to the ground because of the board’s tension trying to fight me. 

If you enjoy jibbing and do a lot of presses, you’ll want to put the board in a flatter setting. I found that even with a little bit of camber, the board was stiffer than you’d expect for its settings. 

In fairness, when you buy a Proteus board, they let you customize its overall stiffness level, and I could have chosen the softer option they call “flex”. I chose the flex pattern that was closer to a medium flex pattern (they call it “soft”). I noticed that decision when the board was in its camber profile position and it was more challenging to nose press than I thought it would have been.

The good news is you can fix this simply by using the adjustable Camber System to make the board flat or rocker. The moment I toned down the camber profile, I was able to get the board to flex significantly easier. The balance is trying to find a profile with enough tension and pop to hit jumps with enough flex to hit rails, too. For me, that is flat with the slightest little bit of camber. 

Why the Proteus Snowboard Sounded Interesting to Me

  • I can now have both a flat park board and a camber all mountain board all in one board. 

Being on the East Coast, our conditions are rarely ideal. Even though I usually ride in the park the most often, I always bring two boards with me to the mountain and run to my car to switch between them.

The Proteus snowboard sounded excellent for someone like me because I could leave its profile adjustments close to flat for jibbing and dial it up to camber if it gets icy or I decide to take a few non-park runs with my friends. So far, it has been working for me, so I’ve been able to take one board with me to the mountain rather than two. This saves me a few trips to my car throughout the day.  

Did I Buy This Board? 

No, this deck was built for me to try out the tech. 

In full transparency, the Proteus team reached out about me trying this board. Prior to them reaching out, this wasn’t a technology I was familiar with. 

How Does the Proteus Snowboard Feel to Ride?

The Proteus board surprised me with how high end it felt in the way that it rides. It’s a damp feeling board with a ton of pop. The edge hold (in flat and camber settings) felt locked, and I was in control at all times

So far with a few hours of riding in, I would use these adjectives to describe the feel of a Proteus Snowboard.

  1. Snappy / Poppy 
  2. Damp
  3. Locked-in / Controlled
  4. Mid-Stiff
  5. High End / Durable

The level of pop in this board is what surprised me the most. Knuckles of jumps I thought I wouldn’t be able to clear, I did easily.  

I was also worried I wouldn’t get used to the feel of the board with it having extra tech built into its topsheet, and it wound up being easy to adapt to after a few runs. The only thing to note is the board comes with a wrench that alows you to adjust the profile, and you will need to keep your wrench on you if you want to adjust your profile.

It isn’t something you can adjust by hand. You need the tool that comes with your board. 

One side of the wrench is tuned for loosening your board to its camber profile, and the other side is for tightening the profile to rocker. The wrench’s sides are labeled to help you easily know which direction you’re going.

Carving Performance

When carving with the Proteus snowboard, the first detail I noticed was how locked in the level edge hold felt. This board has an extra level of grip that makes it perform well on ice and hard pack.

Next, the board has a shorter sidecut radius of only 7 meters (in the 154 that I reviewed). It felt better at making shorter, tighter, and medium-sized turns than it did for really long, drawn-out, longer carves. Sure, the board is capable of making wider carves, too. It just wasn’t its strong suit. 

Overall, the Proteus snowboard carves with the confidence you would expect from a versatile all mountain twin board. It’s stable, predictable, and handles various types of terrain with no performance issues. 

That said, if carving is your main focus and you are looking to dig extremely deep trenches in the snow, you might want to look for a more dedicated freeride board. The carving experience in the Proteus snowboard is meant more for the all mountain rider who wants to do a little bit of everything. 

Jumping Performance

This is where the Proteus board shined for me. With the board in a higher camber setting, this board has a very above average level of pop to it. The pop is intuitive to load up and it will launch you when you need it to.

Spinning with the board felt just like spinning with any other board. There’s no added swing weight or anything you need to adapt how you spin. 

I found landing spins to be easier than normal, though. I have a tendency to over-rotate spins and unintentionally revert when I land. The additional contact points built into the edges of this snowboard helped me lock into my landings, allowing me to ride away clean.

Jibbing Performance

This board is excellent for jibbing. It’s easy to balance on and press into any feature that you’re hitting. 

It’s really helpful to be able to fine-tune your camber profile so that you can press your board more easily. I liked the mid and flat camber profile positions the most. I found that a mid-camber offered the perfect balance between pop and flex for hitting features.  

Where the Adjustable Camber System Interfered With My Riding

So far I only encountered one area where the tech got in the way of how I like to ride.

  • The Adjustable Camber System adds some rigidity to the center of the board which gives it an usual feeling flex pattern.   

The Adjustable Camber System adds some additional resistance to the center of your board’s flex pattern. This can be jarring when you’re doing something and need the center of your board to flex in the opposite direction. In other words, the flex between your bindings feels very different than the tips of the board.   

So, where did this stiffer flex point become a challenge for me? 

  • Hitting wall ride features in the park

I only noticed the flex pattern getting in the way while trying to rock to fakie on a wall ride feature in the park. The board felt great going up the wall’s transition with some speed. However, coming back down felt unusual because the board couldn’t bend easily, or smoothly, enough to match the curvature of the transition at slower speed. It was jarring enough to send me flying to the flat every time I tried it.

I’m sure with practice or putting the board in a more rocker profile setting, it would feel smoother. However, I noted it here because it’s the only instance riding where the Adjustable Camber System itself interfered with my riding. 

Everything else felt just like riding an all mountain twin snowboard as you usually would. 

How many days do I have logged on this board?

Only two so far. 

At the time of reviewing this board, our season has long since ended in Pennsylvania. So far, my riding of this snowboard has been at the indoor park at Big Snow in NJ. 

I will continue to update this review next season as I get more time to ride it in powder and ice. I will also note, make use of the board’s various profile configurations, and report back with anything note-worthy.  

How is the Long-Term Performance of the Proteus Snowboard?

This is still to be determined. I’ll have to update this article next season and let you know. 

This was a late season review for me, so I’ll have to update this section next season as I put the board to the test in all types of conditions. So far the board and base are still in pristine condition after hitting all of the jib features at Big Snow in NJ for a couple of hours.



What is the Durability Like So Far After Two Sessions? 

After two riding sessions, there are no major noticeable signs of wear. The Adjustable Camber System still works exactly as it should. There is no loss of tension in my adjustments. 

I am also following Proteus’ recommendation to put the board back in its full camber position after every use. According to Proteus, this relieves the board’s tension and prolongs its lifespan. 

I have one minor durability detail to note, though 

– The adjustable camber system arrived with a clear tape or sticker over it that started to come off once it got wet from the snow.

You can see snow starting to get under the tape of the adjustable camber systems indicator.

I am not sure if that needs to stay on there to prevent moisture from getting into the system, so I am going to retape it to ensure it stays covered. That minor detail is the only issue I’ve encountered at the time of writing.   

Pros

The Ability to Adjust Your Camber Profile

The Adjustable Camber System is the main highlight of a Proteus Snowboard. This is the mechanism that allows the board to switch between settings for the following profiles. 

  1. Full Camber – The carving and ice setting. This is a full camber setting where the center of the board is concave (lifted up off the snow) while both the nose and tail point downward. It’s the shape that resembles closest to a lowercase ‘n. 
  2. Flat – The jib setting. This setting has the tension settings to keep the board completely flat with no curvature at all.
  3. Rocker – The slush and butter setting. This is a full rocker setting where the center of the board is convex (facing down on the snow) while both the nose and tail point upward. It’s the shape that resembles closest to a lower case ‘u’.
  4. Mid Camber – The groomers setting. This setting is a camber setting with mid tension. The result is a less exaggerated arc of camber.
  5. Full S Curve – The powder setting. This setting has a full rocker tip in the front with camber under your back foot.
  6. Mid S Curve – The setting for carving trees. This setting has a mild rocker in the front with a camber section under your back foot. 

I found the system to be easy to use. You simply use the wrench tool that comes with your board and spin the screws in either direction to tighten or loosen your board’s tension based on the profile setting you want.  

How Do You Know When Your Board Is In the Camber or Rocker Position?

To make this process very simple, Proteus has built an easy-to-follow visual indicator into the Adjustable Camber System. 

  • When the visual indicator shows your tension is furthest from the tightening screw, your board is in a camber profile position. 
  • When your visual indication shows your board’s tension is closest to the tightening screw, your board is in a rocker profile position.  
  • When your visual indication shows your board’s tension is in the middle, your board is in a flat profile position.  

It’s a Hand Built Board That’s Made in the USA

A major pro of a Proteus snowboard is that these boards are made custom in the USA. As you ride the board you can feel the time and attention that went into it. It feels sturdy and high end as if someone took the time to really get it right for you.

It’s the Lowest Cost Option for a Custom Graphic Board

A major highlight is that Proteus Snowboards lets you personalize your board with a custom graphic for a surprisingly low price when compared to most other custom snowboard manufacturers. 

Here’s a comparison of custom snowboard prices from other popular brands (as of May 2024):

  • Proteus: $624 
  • Mahar: $799 
  • Meier: $919
  • Donek: $935
  • Moonchild: $1,066
  • Gilson: $1,150

Proteus shares their image guidelines on their website, and as long as you can share a high resolution image within their specs, they’ll be able to put your graphic on your board. 

Here is the graphic they helped me design.


A Note about Proteus’ Custom Graphic Specs: 

  • You can fully customize the topsheet and not the base. Proteus’ bases are reserved to include their brand name. You can customize the colors of the base to match your topsheet, though.

I am noting this because the custom brands mentioned above allow you to fully customize both the topsheet and base. Proteus allows you to customize the topsheet fully. They only allow you to change the colors of the base. Your custom Proteus board will still include their branding on the base). 

Still, if you’re looking to ride your own board design, this is the least expensive option out there at the moment. It also can be a better deal than the other brands above because you can adjust the profile of the board to match your preferences.

The Base is Noticeably Fast

The base of the board surprised me with how fast it felt on the indoor snow. 

Usually, Big Snow’s indoor conditions feel dry and slow. However, the ISO 7500 sintered base in the Proteus board felt noticeably fast for the conditions I was riding in. Anyone who has ever ridden Big Snow’s indoor park will tell you it can be difficult to have enough speed to hit every single feature in their park. The good news is that I had no issues with speed using this board. Whenever I needed to get some speed, I simply went flat-based, and the Proteus’ sintered base was delivered. 

The one note with the base in this board is that you’ll have to wax it often to keep it fast. This is the type of base that dries out quickly, so when it looks grainy like this, you’ll want to wax it.

The Proteus team left me a note saying they waxed my board with an all temp wax. However, by the time I got to ride the board, it was looking a little dry, so I had to wax it again.

As long as you pay attention to when your base is looking white or grainy, and you wax it, you’ll be more than good to go.

A Lot of Snowboard for Its Price

You get a lot of board for the price you pay. 

With the average snowboard costing around $550, for $75 more, you can get a custom hand-built board that can act as your entire quiver. This is one board that can save you from buying other styles of decks. 

2 Year Warranty

Proteus snowboards have a two year warranty from the original purchase date. If your board breaks, the Proteus team will repair or replace any snowboard with manufacturer’s defects.

Noting: Proteus Has Excellent Customer Service
The Proteus customer service team has been incredibly fast with answering all of my questions and concerns. 

I’d like to give a shoutout to Drew who even helped me design my board. I am not a graphic designer by any means, and he helped me get my custom topsheet’s graphic in a workable manner to meet Proteus’ graphic specs. The fact that he went above and beyond for me, really meant a lot.

Cons

The Tech Takes Some Getting Used for Getting On and Off the Lift

Having a raised 3d section of the topsheet takes some getting used to while trying to get on and off the lift. 

Skating to lift and trying to either use the Adjustable Camber System or a reference point to put your foot behind will take a few runs to get the feel of. 

One really nice detail is the textured top layer of the Proteus board that works almost like grip tape while trying to skate to the lift with this board. It’s easy to grip wherever you put your back foot, so even if you accidentally step on the Adjustable Camber System, you basically wind up using it as a raised built in stomp pad. 

The Tech Adds an Extra Point of Flex Resistance

I mentioned this above where the Adjustable Camber System has a different feeling flex than the rest of the board. This became problematic only when doing a wall ride and trying to come back into the transition slowly. It’s not the largest issue because I could just adjust my profile to match the transition and try again. I am noting it because how often will you want to make an adjustment for one trick? You’d probably just adapt your line and keep moving.

The main summary is that if you need your board to flex in the center (while you’re in a camber position), speed and some muscle are your friends. Otherwise, you might just need to adjust your camber profile to a more rockered setting.

It’s Around $75 More Expensive Than the Average Board

The Proteus snowboard is around $75 more than an all mountain board you might buy at your local ski shop.

However, the main reason you would want to spend that extra $75 is to get the ability to truly customize your snowboard. For the extra cost, you essentially get an all mountain, park, and powder board in one snowboard.

However, if you don’t think you’ll customize your board based on the conditions you ride, then you might not need to spend the extra money. 

You Might Not Need an Adjustable Board 

Adjusting your board is an extremely nice feature that I didn’t know I’d make use of. However, there will be other riders out there that just don’t need this feature.

Some of you enjoy having multiple snowboards in your quiver or you get by just fine with having one really good all mountain snowboard. If that’s you, there is no harm in that. I also enjoy owning multiple boards and mixing it up now and then with a different board under my feet now and again.

There are Other Benefits to Consider About Having More Than One Snowboard 

It’s also worth noting that there are other benefits to having more than one board beyond just the board’s camber profile.

Different boards have the benefit of having:

  1. Different Bases – Different boards have varying levels of speed and durability.
  2. Different Sidecuts – Different boards have different sidecuts and are able to make make tighter or wider more easily turns based on their turning radius dimension.
  3. Different Weights – Different boards can be lighter or heavier based on their core and the materials used.
  4. Different Personalities – Different boards have different levels of board feel, dampness, or other characteristics that contribute to how they feel to ride.
  5. Different Levels of Response – Different boards will be made to be more or less responsive.  
  6. Different Levels of Edge Hold – Different boards will have varying levels of edge hold or grip.
  7. Different Levels of Pop – Different boards offer varying levels of pop. 
  8. Different Flex Patterns – Different boards offer varying levels of flex.
  9. Different Shapes – Different boards can have different shapes, which aid the board in being able to float or carve in a particular direction. 
  10. Different Widths – Different boards can be wider allowing the rider to size down in the length of their snowboard. 
  11. Different Graphics – Different boards have different graphics.

As someone who gets to go to tradeshows and review a lot of boards, I’ll admit we are living in the age of the board quiver. The messaging is all around us about the many benefits of having a lot of snowboards to pick and choose from. However, that option is expensive and not affordable for the average rider. 

The average rider needs one really good, really versatile board. 

To that point, the Proteus board is possibly the most versatile board you can get due to its adjustment capabilities. Additionally, it is really nice to just have one consistent board to get used to (vs many).

Who Is the Proteus Snowboard a Good Fit For?

  • This board is great for the resort rider who wants one single board that allows them to do most types of riding very well.
    • This board is for the rider who wants to be prepared for anything and is open to adopting a new riding technology if it can help them progress their riding. 

With this board’s ability to switch between camber, flat, and rocker profiles, it is a great option for someone looking for an all mountain board and they aren’t sure which type of profile they want. This options allows them to get the benefits of all of them in one single board.

So, who is this snowboard not for?

  1. The rider who already knows what they like and is skeptical about trying a new snowboard technology.
  2. The freerider / eurocarver.

Being that the Proteus snowboard includes an innovative way to adjust your board’s profile, it won’t be for everyone. Some snowboarders like what they like and don’t want to try a new technology. If that sounds like you, just keep running whatever type of board works for you. 

Additionally, there will be riders who simply like owning multiple boards as part of a quiver. If that’s you, there is no harm in that. I, too, own multiple boards that I still ride because, beyond the profile, different boards have other characteristics that contribute to how they feel under your feet.   

It’s worth noting the carving performance in this board is the same performance you would find in an all mountain board. If you’re looking to eurocarve or dig really deep trenches with wide carves, you will likely want a more carving focused, freeride board.

An Important Note Regarding The Proteus Snowboard’s Weight

  • I was surprised to learn this tech doesn’t add any additional weight to the snowboard.
    • My Proteus and Capita setups weigh the exact same 9.8lbs.

I need to be honest in saying that I rode the Proteus board before I actually weighed it, and I went into this review with a preconceived notion that a con was going to be that it was heavier than my actual setup. I even wrote a note as I was riding it that said, “you actually get used to the extra weight right away.” However, the truth is that it doesn’t add any extra weight at all. 

I weighed my current daily driver, the 154 Capita Spring Break Resort Twin with Union Ultra Bindings, and then my 154 Proteus custom board with Union Ultra Bindings, and both weighed the exact same amount at 9.8lbs or 4.44kg.

So the weight is actually not an issue at all. 

How much does the Adjustable Camber System itself weight?

According to Proteus, the Adjustable Camber System itself weighs only 6 ounces (or .375 lbs). 

To keep the overall weight of the board down, the team strategically laid paulownia (which is a lighter-weight wood) in the outer sections of the core to make up for the added six ounces of the additional tech in the center of the board.

The result is a board that doesn’t have any extra swing weight and has an overall weight that compares to the average snowboard you would find a board shop.

Does the Adjustable Camber System Benefit Riding Progression?

I don’t believe the adjustable camber system has improved my riding in any direct way yet. It’s nice to be able to adjust the profile based on the features I am hitting in the park. For example, it is a lot easier to nose press a feature when your nose is already pointed upward in a rocker position. 

However, the Adjustable Camber System has probably impacted my riding more in an indirect way. 

Having the ability to not have to walk over to my car to get my dedicated park board, saves me a few minutes which allows me to get an extra 2-3 runs in per day. Getting more time on the board will allow me to progress faster by allowing me to spend more time riding and less walking to my car or the board rack to change boards.

Now, if you’re someone who has only ever owned one snowboard and never had the benefit of having the right camber profile for the type of riding you’re doing, then you’re in for a treat.

A great example would be the resort rider who has never owned a flat or rocker park board and now wants to start progressing their park riding. The Proteus board can serve as both your all mountain resort carver and your park board.

Having the ability to set your board profile for the type of terrain you’re riding in will certainly help you level up your progression.

And for those of us lucky enough to have multiple boards already, it is more about the convivence of not needing to swap boards than getting a direct progression benefit.

Proteus Snowboard 2024-2025 Specs

Board Length (cm) Rider Weight Effective Edge (cm) Sidecut Radius (m) Waist Width (cm) Stance Width (cm)
148 110 – 150 112 7 24.5 46.5 – 58.5
151 125 – 165 115 7 24.8 49 – 61
154 130 – 170 118 7 25.2 49 -61
157 140 – 180 121 7.5 25.3 50.5 – 62.5
157 Wide 140 – 180 121 7.5 25.8 50.5 – 62.5
159 150 – 190 123 8 25.5 47 – 64
159 Wide 150 – 190 123 8 25.9 48 – 64
161 160 – 200 125 8 25.6 49 – 64
161 Wide 160 – 200 125 8 25.9 50 – 64
163 Wide 165 – 205 126 8 26.1 51 – 64
165 Wide 170 – 210 128 8 26.2 52 – 64

The Main Summary: So Is the Proteus Worth It?

Yes, but for the right type of rider. If you’re looking for an all mountain board that can carve well, rip the park, and also float in powder, then this board is absolutely worth checking out. It’s got a high end feel to how it rides, and the potential cost savings alone make it worth checking out.  

At the time of writing, the Proteus snowboard costs around $624, and you can adjust its settings to perform like an all mountain, park, or powder snowboard. It’s one extremely versatile all mountain snowboard that eliminates the need to buy a separate park and powder board for your quiver. It will save you money from having to buy multiple boards.   

That said, trying out new snowboard technology isn’t for everyone.

Some of you like the simplicity of not needing to adjust your board’s tension and want to avoid the learning curve or complications the additional tech might bring while you ride. If you’re the type of rider who is reading this and thinking, “profiles don’t need to be adjustable,” then a Proteus board is most likely not for you. 

The true benefit of the Proteus board is that it is easy to adjust to the terrain you’ll be riding on any given day. The feature allows you to save a few trips to your car to switch between another board. That saves you some time and allows you to get a few extra runs per day.  

All in all, having the convenience of being able to match your board’s settings to the conditions you are riding is an incredibly useful feature, and I highly recommend you try this board. 

Regarding the Learning Curve of the Adjustable Camber System 

  • For making the adjustments profile themselves – I anticipate it will take me around one full week of riding to learn the nuances of where exactly I like my settings and how to get them consistent. Right now, I am still using the three lines as reference points to get my profile in a generally consistent spot. 
  • For riding with the Adjustable Camber System: I’ve already gotten used to riding with it after a few runs. You basically make an effort to put your foot behind it as you skate to the lift. After that, it’s just being mindful of the board’s flex pattern. All boards have different flex patterns, so with this one, it’s just worth noting that the board’s tips are more flexible than its center. 

Other Comparable Snowboards to Consider

At this time, there are no direct one-to-one comparison boards to share because no other snowboard has the ability to change its profile on the fly. 

With that said, here is my list of the top all mountain twin boards. None of these allow for an adjustable camber profile. However, all are very versatile for multiple types of riding.  

Which bindings go well with the Proteus Snowboard?

I rode the Proteus Snowboard with my Union Ultra bindings. 

Proteus allows you to customize the flex pattern of your board when you purchase it. 

If you go with a flex or soft version (soft to medium flex pattern), check out the Union Ultra Bindings. They are lightweight and complement the Proteus board’s flex pattern really well. My Proteus board was built with the soft (slightly softer than medium) flex pattern, so I used the Union Ultra Bindings for this review. 

If you decide to go with the standard flexing (medium to stiff flex) version go with the Union Force Bindings.

If you go with the stiff flexing version, check out the Union Atlas Bindings

Where Can You Buy a Proteus Board?

You can buy a Proteus Snowboard right from Proteussnowboards.com.

If you like the look of the board that I rode for this review, you can get it right here.  





About the Reviewer

Rider Name: Steve Weber

Where I rode this board: Big Snow in East Rutherford, NJ

Conditions rode in: It was the typical indoor day. The snow was dirty and dry making it a little slow. The right side of the slope where you carve, was chopped up. The park was soft and well taken care of.

Size / Model: I rode the 154 Proteus board with the “Soft” flex pattern.

Rider Weight: 142lbs

Rider Height: 5′ 6″

Camber Settings Used: Full camber, mid camber, and flat

Bindings Used: 2024 Union Ultra Bindings in a men’s size medium.

Boots Used: DC Phase Snowboard Boots

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