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Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2014

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The 2014 Never Summer Raven Snowboard is the most tech, highest performance women's all mountain snowboard NS has made to date. Their NS Superlight Wood Core and Carbonium Laminate Technology have been engineered specifically for women who want a softer mid flex for torsional control but power underfoot for unmatched carve-ability. The Raven's shape features a more drawn out nose and quick tail allowing the board to plane over soft new snow in addition to blunt ends for superior maneuverability. Combine that with the NS exclusive Women's Carbonium Dampening System (WCDS) and you've got one of the smoothest, most stable rides on the market that will have you hollering 'Nevermore.'

Product Details

Rocker Type

Original Rocker & Camber Profile (RC)Rocker underfoot for flotation, mobility, and a forgiving feel, plus camber extending from the outside of the mounting area to the transition area for superior edge hold and explosive pop. The transition area at the end of the camber extends to the effective edge keeping the board from pushing against the snow for effortless glide while making it less likely to catch an edge. RC delivers all the benefits of a rocker design with the spring, stability and edgehold of camber.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)4, perfect mid flex

Shape

Directional TwinMount it twin or ride it directional. It does it all.

Vario Power Grip SidecutMulti-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 CoreTaking 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.

Laminates

Women's Carbonium Laminate Technology (WCLT)WCLT has been designed specifically for the Carbonium Raven. Narrow Carbon stringers on the top and bottom of the wood core provide power and energy transfer without sacraficing the torsional control a lighter rider needs. Additional fiberglass strips reinforce the effective edge for hold and durability.

Bi-Lite FiberglassBI-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.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex SidewallUnlike 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

Women's Carbonium Dampening System (WCDS)The WCDS is tailored for a female rider. Three elastomeric rubber foils around the perimeter of the board provide an optimum balance of high-speed stability and vibration absorption while maintaining and agile feel.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseCrown 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.

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.

Additional Features

Elastomeric Underfoot StabilizersElastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.

Binding Compatibility

Never Summer snowboards offer 2x4 insert patterns.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride, Freestyle, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
Size (cm) 146 149 151 154 157
Effective Edge (mm) 1120 1150 1170 1200 1220
Tip Width (mm) 278 280 282 284 286
Waist Width (mm) 234 235 235 236 238
Tail Width (mm) 275 277 279 281 284
Sidecut Radius (m) Vario 630 Vario 640 Vario 668 Vario 686 Vario 700
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Reviews

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Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2014
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Carving ability (3)
  • Good flexibility (3)
  • Smooth stability (3)
  • Well balanced (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (3)
  • Freeriding (3)

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5.0

Solid board

By 

from Vancouver island, BC

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Good Flexibility
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Stability
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding

    Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2014:

    My old board was high end but older, so a lot of what I enjoyed was due to better technology. My old board was a rocker-only, but I really loved keeping the rocker aspect but adding the camber. I also went down in size to a 154, so I noticed the smaller size immediately but not in a bad way. I still felt as stable, in fact on uneven terrain i felt like the board manoeuvred over it with flexibility rather than plowing over it like my old board, and it still felt fast. Turning didn't feel catchy at all, and aggressive turns had some pop to them when turning edge to edge. One huge thing I loved was the edge hold. I never felt like I was going to wash out, even on icy surfaces. So I was able to trust the board right away. Quick turns on steeps were easy. So far I haven't found any cons, really happy with it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Evo and NeverSummer are the ONLY way!

    By 

    from Minnesota

    About Me Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2014:

    Been riding NS for over 16 years. Never had any probs with edge delam, cracking, chipping....NOTHING. I still ride my NS premiers with over 11 years of use and they still look like they just came off the shelf, save a few base gouges from rocks. I've seen other boards go to complete junk after a couple seasons of normal use, I beat the living #%@!! Out of my NS boards and they hit back hard and laugh in my face.
    Evo provided me with my latest board and the service they provide is off the charts. Evo and NS, the perfect combo. Like a fast powder ride through that untouched bowl on a crisp sunny morning.
    Keep up the good work...I'll be back for more. I'm thinking I need to add a cobra to the lineup
    Paul

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Raven Never Summer

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    from San Diego

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding

      Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2014:

      Amazing board! I have been riding for 20 yrs and I have never owned a better board. Sharp carving and easy to maneuver. Also, lightweight.

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      • No

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      Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States