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Never Summer Raptor X Wide Snowboard 2013

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.
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 Profile - DRC 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 Grip - 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).
Core
NS Superlight Wood Core - A blend of extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio
Laminates
Bi-Lite Fiberglass - Combining 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 Technology - More 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 System - The 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 Sidewall - Unlike 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 Base - Crown 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 Edge - Provides unmatched carving ability and edge grip
Topsheet
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.
Binding Compatibility
Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.

Specs

  • Terrain: Freeride
    Freeride
    Freeride snowboards are designed for the rider that spends most of the day off groomed runs and in backcountry terrain. They typically have a stiffer flex and are ridden in longer sizes than freestyle snowboards. Freeride snowboards often feature a directional shape that is designed to perform optimally in one direction.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber
    Camber/Rocker/Camber
    Camber/Rocker/Camber is a profile that’s specific to snowboards and which works because the rider’s weight flattens the two cambered areas. This design produces a strong, pressured carving zone between the rider’s feet and retains pop and carving precision at the tip and tail.
  • Flex Rating: Stiff
    Stiff
    The amount a snowboard flexes varies significantly between boards. Snowboard flex ratings are not necessarily standardized across manufacturers, so the flex may vary from brand to brand. Many manufacturers will give a number rating ranging from 1-10, 1 being softest and 10 being stiffest. Here at evo we have standardized the manufacturers' number ratings to a feel rating ranging from soft to very stiff. Generally you will find flex ratings of 1-2 as soft, 3-5 as medium, 6-8 as stiff, and 9-10 as very stiff. Flex ratings and feel may ultimately vary from snowboard to snowboard.
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
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
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