Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013

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Never Summer - Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013
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The Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard takes its styling and performance cues from the American F-22 Raptor fighter jet. The graphics were inspired by the plane's stealth design and feature a brushed metal-look Never Summer logo on a black-gradient background. With Carbonium Laminate construction you're sure to get the maximum torsional strength and response from this board, while the Vario Power Grip will let you rock more G's than the actual F-22. Position yourself at the top of the food chain with the All-American Never Summer Raptor X Wide.

Product Details

Rocker Type

R.C.The original Rocker & Camber construction blends a custom rocker profile with separate camber areas at each end of the board, providing unmatched power and snap out of turns. This also provides better board tracking for high speed stability and massive ollies.

Directional Rocker/Camber ProfileDRC is designed enhance edge hold and stability while maintaining powder flotation. This is accomplished by extending the camber to the end of the effective edge in the tip, increasing pressure over this area. To compensate for this additional pressure, the rocker has been shifted toward the tail making for unmatched carving at high speeds and a more forgiving ride.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)6.5, perfect for freeriding

Sidecut

Vario Power GripMulti-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).

Core

NS Superlight Wood CoreA blend of extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio

Laminates

Bi-Lite FiberglassCombining the strength characteristics of STS ADVANCED fiberglass with an ultra light glass fiber matrix, this delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.

Carbonium Laminate TechnologyMore carbon equals more power and performance. Combining an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it's needed most results in a lightweight yet powerful design.

CDS Damping SystemThe Carbonium Damping System (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 and additional vibration near the binding, giving you a smooth ride underfoot without sacrificing snap and power throughout the board.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex SidewallUnlike conventional ABS sidewalls that have a tendency to crack in colder temperatures, the Sintered P-Tex Sidewall maintains it's integrity at any temperature.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseCrown Plastics has developed an exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base with just the right amount of graphite to form the fastest base Never Summer has ever used.

Edges

Fully Wrapped Metal EdgeProvides unmatched carving ability and edge grip

Topsheet

Carbonium TopsheetA 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.

Binding Compatibility

Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.

Specs

  • Terrain: Freeride More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 Years More 
Size (cm) 161 165 169
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) 7.9 8.1 8.3
Width Wide Wide Wide

Other Notes

Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast (6)
  • Carving ability (5)
  • Smooth stability (5)
  • Good flexibility (3)
  • Tough (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Freeriding (6)
  • Powder (5)
  • All mountain (4)
  • Speed (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best board Ever.

By 

from montreal

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Carve On Ice
  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Fun On Slope Side
  • Good Flexibility
  • High Speed Carve On Ice
  • Lightweight
  • Lots Of Pop
  • Smooth Stability
  • Tough
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013:

    I ride in eastern canada and US. Living in Montreal, my favorite mountains are in the eastern township or vermont. I dislike the laurentians, including Tremblant. So I must cope with icy conditions on a regular basis. I am a powder lover but I must cope with icy conditions very often. Lately, winter rain has become a regular thing.

    I ride the raptor X 169 with burton customs. I am replacing the tommorow for one of the top flow nxe series. I am getting old and won't feel a lesser man because I don't sit on the snow to strap on. ;) I'm 5'10 and weigh 210. I am 45 years old. I have been snowboarding exclusively for 23 years.

    I love to ride steep slopes at high speed and push turn on the natural bumps, especially when they are soft, even over ice. So it goes like this:

    I let myself go through the ice while carving without too much pressure thanks to the mid board rocker. When I see a nice snow mogul, I go push on it to enjoy turning in snow. Because of the camber, it gives a good pop, making the turn smooth while adding a lot of pressure. A rocker only board would simply hurt. This board lands you in a smoth turn again. The it is time to switch from heal to toe and take a nice high speed carve on ice. The Raptor is very stable on heals and toes.

    Then when the slope goes from diamonds to blue square, you just stand straight on it and just let yourself speed to the chairs for the next ride. The raptor is as stable as a floor when you let yourself go downhill. The extra width gives much more stability to downhill rides. It then becomes a damp ride. This boards keeps me in full control like no other board I have ridden before. I enjoy long carves around slower people. Again, because of the rocker, you can take those big turns while relaxing your muscles.

    It is also maneuverable enough to play with slope sides at low speed with my wife and my daughter who ride most of the time on blues and greens, and still have fun.

    I don't ride parks, never did, never will.

    This is, in my humble opinion, a fantastic and almost magical board.

    I have no affiliation with anything snowboard related besides the fact that I love snowboarding.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By 

    from Worcester

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Fast
    • Good Flexibility
    • Smooth Stability
    • Tough
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Powder
      • Speed

      Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013:

      This board is awesome! Turns on a dime, fast as hell, and cuts through the crud like it doesn't exist. I am not a park guy so I can't comment on that aspect, but when it comes to carving this board rules. It floats on the powder so well that rear leg burn is almost non-existent. The rocker camber design really does give you the carving ability of a traditional camber board, while the rocker part makes powder even better if that's possible. The raptor should be on your short list, or the only one on your list!

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      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fastest Board I Can Find

      By 

      from Vail

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Fast

      Cons

      • No Taper No Stainless

      Best Uses

      • Freeriding

      Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013:

      My weight is 155 naked, 10.5 feet. I ride the NS Raptor 169X. It has the fastest base that I know of, if you wax it. And I wax mine. Nobody can pass me, ever, anywhere. But if you can, please do because it will inspire me. The only weakness of this board is that it lacks stainless steel edges, but no board having that sells for the same or less. Apart from edge rust that will nearly ruin your edge if you transport it on a car roof rack (road salt, etc), the board is very durable. Topsheet durability is very good. Base durability is good. The special NS sidewalls are durable and won't crack. If some rarity occurs and damages occur, the warranty is longer than most other boards - 3 years. This board is not the lightest, but for having so much and being so damp, the weight is fair. Another weakness is that the tip and tail are not tapered, costing weight and more importantly swing weight. If it had stainless edges and tapered tip/tail (like many high end Burton do) then this board could be no better. It's the best board I can find for aggressive riding. For fun riding, choose a Burton Bullet. For fun and fast, and expensive, choose the Burton Antler.

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      5.0

      Raptor X 165

      By 

      from colorado

      About Me Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carving Ability
      • Fast
      • Good Flexibility
      • Lightweight
      • Lots Of Pop
      • Smooth Stability
      • Tough
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding
        • Powder
        • Speed

        Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013:

        This board is the best board ever. 100% stoked.

        I am 5 11 215 lbs and I upgraded from a heritage x 159

        Im loveing the larger board .. much faster and feels more stable in the air as well.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A bomber

        By 

        from USA

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Smooth Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Freeriding
          • Powder

          Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013:

          I don´t ride in the park, so I was looking for a freeride board that would be stiff enough to handle fast groomers but also fun in the soft stuff. This board is the ticket. I am a big rider, at 6´2 and over 240 lbs, but still had to drive this board in order to get the best out of it. Not a board for begininners, as it will bite you if you stop paying attention. It responds beautifully to aggressive riding, never seeming to reach a limit in terms of speed, snow quality, or turn radius. Simply brilliant on smooth groomers, and off-piste the rocker and tapered shape helps you float. Highly recommended as a freeride bomber.

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          5.0

          Worth the extra $$$

          By 

          from Overland Park, KS

          About Me Intermediate

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Awesome graphics
          • Carving Ability
          • Fast
          • Smooth Stability

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Mountain
            • Freeriding
            • Powder

            Comments about Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013:

            I was a little concerned about the price point of this board, but shortly after getting it I knew where that extra money went. Neversummer delivers a great board for intermediate to advanced riders. It rides great, and the fact that your rocking a Neversummer is sure to get noticed on the mountain.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Fast free delivery.

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