Looking for a lightweight weapon that takes freeride performance to the next level? The 2014 Never Summer Raptor X Snowboard, with graphics and design inspired by the F/A-22 fighter jet, is a stealthy snowflake smashing machine. This wide version of the Raptor is armed with the NS SuperLight wood core, extensive Carbonium Laminate Technology, and a directional Rocker / Camber profile that combines a longer front camber and rear shifted rocker to increase carving performance, high speed stability and powder floatation. The Never Summer Raptor X is a force to be reckoned with!
Directional Rocker and Camber Profile (DRC) DRC is designed to enhance edge hold and stability while maintaining powder floatation. This is accomplished by extending the camber to the end of the effective edge in the nose, increasing pressure over this area. To compensate for this additional pressure, we've shifted the rocker toward the tail making for unmatched carving at high speeds and a more forgiving ride.
Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff) 8, a stiff flex for hard charging
Directional Twin Mount it twin or ride it directional. It does it all.
Vario Power Grip Sidecut Multi-radius sidecut adds increased edgehold precisely where it's needed most, from 2 inches outside of each binding and inward toward the center of the board, providing added control and response in any conditions (Sidecut Radius numbers are an average).
NS Superlight Wood Core Taking their custom flight core even further, they've designed the SUPERLIGHT WOOD CORE specifically for the new Carbonium series which blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.
Carbonium Laminate Technology More carbon equals more power and performance. The new Carbonium Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it's needed most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful design that keep the Carbonium Series boards going stong for years.
Carbonium Dampening System (CDS) The CDS greatly reduces vibration and provides unmatched high speed stability and control. Thin elastomeric rubber stringers reduce vibration from the metal edge and surrounding laminates. Stringers below the inserts and under the carbon dampen any additional vibration near the bindings, giving the Carbonium Series boards a smooth riding feel underfoot without sacrificing snap and power throughout the board.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass BI-LITE fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of STS ADVANCED fiberglass with an ultra light glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass The world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. STS ADVANCED FIBERGLASS is pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers the length of the effective edge. This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving this snowboard unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewall Unlike conventional ABS sidewalls, that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, SINTERED P-TEX SIDEWALLS maintain their integrity at any temperature.
P-Tex tip and tail protection
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base Crown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for the Carbonium Series. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making it the fastest base NS has ever used.
Fully Wrapped Metal Edge Provides unmatched carving ability and edge grip
Carbonium Topsheet A very durable, scratch and chip resistant material with a high tech carbon fiber like visual. This textured material also provides more grip than a gloss topsheet working as a built in stomp pad.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers Elastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.
|Effective Edge (mm)||1240||1280||1330|
|Tip Width (mm)||313||319||319|
|Waist Width (mm)||263||268||269|
|Tail Width (mm)||313||319||319|
|Sidecut Radius (m)||Vario 790||Vario 810||Vario 830|
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Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Snowboard 2014:
I've been riding Never Summer snowboards for the last 15yrs. Before that I rode a wide variety of boards from Burton, Ride, Nitro, etc... After riding my first NS, I've never purchased anything but. Their boards offer the best of everything. I'm an all Mtn rider and have been snowboarding for 20+ years. If you've never riden a NS, and your not sure, demo one, never mind that, just buy one and you'll be kicking yourself you hadn't done it years ago!