Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2016

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Never Summer - Raven Snowboard - Women's 2016
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You'll be flying well above the rest of the pack on the Never Summer Raven Snowboard. You'll reap the profits in freshies, with an Original Rocker Camber profile and stance setback putting you in the zone. Its smooth, stable, performance-driven ride is accomplished with a combination of lightweight materials and advanced laminates like the NS SuperLight Wood Core, a Carbon Max Laminate, and a Carbonium Topsheet. Like every bird on Earth, the Never Summer Raven isn't meant to be caged to groomers. It wants to soar to mean lines and all-mountain exploration. Get to it.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Original Rocker CamberNever Summer's Original Rocker Camber profile begins with rocker at the nose and tail. Directly underfoot the bend translates into a traditional camber where it meets a subtle rocker between the bindings. The Original Rocker Camber provides a surfy and playful feel while maintaining superior performance and versatility.

3 Pressure PointsThis snowboard has 3 Pressure Points. Pressure points make your board perform; The Rocker Camber gives you high pressure between the feet. This pivotal point gives your snowboard a playful feel that performs exceptionally in powder and when freeriding. With extra stability, precision and edge hold your turning abilities are enhanced too!

Flex

Mid FirmThis snowboard has a stiffer flex rating; indicating it will provide you with an aggressive, responsive and fast ride. Good for charging groomers, deep powder, slalom courses, and even jumps. Stiff snowboards won’t wash out on you easily because they are responsive, have insane turning abilities, and will remain stable.

Shape

Directional TwinTwin board with a slight setback.

Vario Power Grip SidecutThe Vario Power Grip Sidecut enhances edge hold from the multiple radiuses that create contact points. The sidecut features a flat area where the snowboard is rockered for better flex and to prevent edge-catching. Towards the end of the snowboard, the sidecut is deep to render quick turn initiation.

Core

NS SuperLight Wood CoreUsing a sustainable genetically modified Poplar wood fused with a durable Birch hardwood, NS has created the lightest weight yet durable core on the market. The NS SuperLight Wood Core is CNC sanded in their custom wood working facility to a fraction of a millimeter. A tailored flex is perfected, giving their snowboards unequaled performance.

Laminates

Carbon Max Laminate TechnologyThe Carbon Max Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize response and strength where you need it the most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful configuration that provides torsional rigidity and energy transfer without sacrificing control.

Bi-Lite FiberglassBi-Lite fiberglass is strong, durable and made of lightweight glass fibers. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing the snowboards impact resistance.

RDS 1 Damping SystemThe laminated layers of the RDS 1 are extensive along the length of the effective edge and less extensive at the nose and tail. This process gives the board high-speed stability with reduced weight at the nose and tail.

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

Sidewalls

Sintered P-tex SidewallNS was the first snowboard company to use and perfect Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls, and they've never seen one crack. 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 ProtectionBoards with P-tex tip/tail protection have UHMW plastic, or P-tex, which is a softer molecular material, that not only seals and protects the wood core, but also absorbs vibration and impact.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseThe new sintered snowboard base made by Crown Plastics. An addition of graphite has been added to make the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base super-fast and wax absorbent.

Die-Cut BaseBase color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.

Topsheet

Carbonium TopsheetThe Carbonium topsheet is a very durable, scratch and chip resistant material with a high tech carbon fiber like texture. Carbonium topsheet also provides more grip than other topsheet materials, working as a built in stomp pad.

Binding Compatibility

2 x 4 Insert Pattern

Specs

  • Terrain: Freeride More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Binding Mount Pattern: 2x4
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Made in the USA: Yes
  • Warranty: 3 Years More 
Size (cm) 146 149 151 154 157
Effective Edge (mm) 1140 1160 1180 1210 1240
Tip Width (mm) 281 282 283 284 285
Waist Width (mm) 236 237 238 239 240
Tail Width (mm) 281 282 283 284 285
Sidecut Radius (m) Vario 687˚ Vario 697˚ Vario 697˚ Vario 731˚ Vario 776˚
Stance Setback (in) 1 1 1 1 1
Stance Range (in) 16.5-22 17.5-23 17.5-23 17.5-23 17.5-23
Rider Weight (lbs) 90 - 145 100 - 155 110 - 160 120 - 170 130 - 180
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Other Notes

Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States

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Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2016
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

This is the 2014/2015 Addition

By 

from Vermont

Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2016:

Should be labeled as 2014/2015 Model!

 
5.0

Won't ride anything else

By 

from Summit County, CO

About Me Expert

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Powder
    • Speed

    Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2016:

    Amazing board. Great for slashing powder, riding moguls, dropping steeps, riding groomers and airing out the rollers. The edge hold is amazing, the setback stance is great for powder but still allows you to easily get weight forward to charge hard.
    I've run into trees with this board and always been impressed when I check it out and find no damage.
    Carbon fiber top sheet is awesome.
    25+ days on the mountain and it still looks and rides like it did day 1.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Absolutely the BEST!!!!

    By 

    from Somewhere, MI

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Carving Ability
    • Edge Control
    • Fast
    • Good Flexibility
    • Lightweight
    • Maneuverability
    • Smooth Stability
    • Tough
    • Well Balanced

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding
      • Powder
      • Speed

      Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2016:

      Super light weight, flexible, fast, and responsive! The edge control is out of this world! I bought this board late season, and have only experienced spring riding conditions with it but it plowed through any choppy areas without me even knowing it was rough under the board. No chatter! And easily held an edge on icy groomed areas. I cannot wait to ride it on powder next season! (My bf, a rider of 25 years and a Burton lover, has mad board envy! And will be shopping for his first NS next year.)
      Ladies, say goodbye to your flat top boards and get a NS, you won't regret it. This is my second, I also have an Onyx. I was looking for a board to charge steeps with the boys, make huge carves, and go fast without chatter, and this board held true to its description.
      FYI, I heard this is the last year for this board, and NS will have all mountain boards next year but not a specific women's free ride board.
      The graphic on this board is amazingly beautiful too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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