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Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015

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American made, all-mountain shredding goodness, the Never Summer Raven Snowboard wants to tear down every part of the mountain. A medium flex rating makes for a playful time in the park but gets down to business and stays afloat in powder and handles groomers with ease. Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers are added to take away chatter and to smooth out the ride when your bombing down. It'll stay fresh to death too with a Carbonium Topsheet protecting the board from chips, scratches, and also working as a stomp pad to add comfort. You're ready for anything with the Never Summer Raven Snowboard.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Original Rocker Camber ProfileNever Summer's original Rocker Camber Profile is the best of both worlds. 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. 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. Bottom line: benefits of rocker with the spring, stability, and edge hold of camber.

Flex

Flex Rating: 4 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)A medium flex for easy turn initiation and forgiving landings.

Shape

Vario Power Grip SidecutThis sidecut profile utilizes multiple radiuses to create extra contact points that enhance edge hold. Flat section in the rocker area allows the board to track straight when unweighted and provides a broad contact point when weighted. Shallow radius sidecut is found next to this section, providing the second and third contact points. Deep radius sidecut at the ends for quick turn initiation and make up the final contact points.

Core

NS SuperLight Wood CoreTaking the Never Summer Flight Core to new heights, this core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for an unmatched strength to weight ratio.

Laminates

Bi-Lite FiberglassUltra-light glass fiber matrix that combines many characteristics of STS fiberglass. Delivers incredible freestyle performance without sacrificing durability.

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

RDS 1 Damping SystemThe laminated damping layers of the RDS 1 are more extensive the full length of the effective edge, less extensive in the tip and tail. This combines high speed stability with reduced tip and tail swing weight.

Women's Carbonium Laminate TechnologyWCLT 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 sacrificing the torsional control a lighter rider needs. Additional fiberglass strips reinforce the effective edge for hold and durability.

Sidewalls

Sintered P-Tex SidewallIncredibly durable sidewalls that maintain their integrity even at super cold temperatures.

Base

Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 BaseNever Summer exclusive, super fast, durable sintered base specifically for the Carbonium Series. Just the right amount of graphite has been added, making this the fastest Never Summer base. EVER.

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

Edges

Full Wrap Metal EdgeHigh quality steel protects the entire perimeter of the board in crucial areas of the tip and tail against impact.

Topsheet

Carbonium TopsheetIncredibly durable, scratch and chip resistant material with a high-tech fiber-like texture. Provides more grip than a gloss topsheet, working as a built-in stomp pad.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Freeride, Freestyle More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: True Twin
  • Flex Rating: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Snowboard Awards: Outside Magazine Gear of the Year, Transworld Snowboarding Good Wood
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
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
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular

Reviews

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Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Carving ability (5)
  • Fast (5)
  • Well balanced (4)
  • Smooth stability (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All mountain (5)
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4.0

Great board, depending on the setup

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from Colorado Springs, CO

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Fast
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Mountain
    • Freeriding
    • Powder

    Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015:

    Overall, this is a solid board. It carves quickly. The edge hold is solid on hard packed snow. There is some edge slippage on icy conditions, but it holds better than softer boards. The board is meant to be ridden set back. I had it out on a deep powder day, 12"-18", and the nose picked up a ton of snow and drove the board into the deep pow instead of staying on top. This was with the nose set back about 1.25". I moved it back to 2.5" and was able to try it again on a 10"-14" day with much better results. If you are hoping to ride this while setup twinish, I do not recommend it at all. While not as fast as a similar size men's board, you can get to hauling on this board (close to 50 mph on my test - groomed terrain, 1st this in the AM). I have found that it is easy to catch an edge while straight lining down the mountain, but the board recovers well. There is good pop coming out of the turns, which helps to speed turning. This board hits jumps and rails well too. One thing that led me to purchase this board over another all-mountain aggressive type women's board (Niche Sonnet) was that the board is stable and eats up the impact when landing flat off jumps or rails. However, it is worth noting that the base does get dinged up quite easily.
    I waxed the board upon receiving it because it looked very dried (black looked grey). After one day of riding, the board looked gray like most of the wax had worn off. The lack of wax in the base was definitely noticeable and the board felt like it was dragging down the slopes. I used both rub on and melted wax to wax the base, but neither seems to hold well.
    Overall, this is a decent attempt at an advanced or expert women's snowboard, with some limitations. It still is not quite the ride offered in many men's board, but it is better than past women's equipment.

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    5.0

    Love this board

    By 

    from denver, co

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Freeriding

      Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015:

      I love this board. This is my frist real ski season, so I would consider my self a beginner/intermediate. I did try out many boards, as I borrowed friends, and rented demos at ski shops. This is the board that taught me what carving meant. It is fast, light, and powerful. I really appreciate that it has a carbonium top sheet - this means that it doesn't scratch, and it's textured, so I don't really need to buy a stomp pad. Also, it grips the ice very well, I'm able to make it through icy patches without a problem at all. Overall, I just love this board. We're going to be best friends in the winter season.

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      5.0

      I've Been Waiting for a Board Like This

      By 

      from Boulder, CO

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain

        Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015:

        I feel like this board was made for me, I'm an all-mountain gal. I've had it for a couple of weeks and have taken it to Keystone (backside) to try the steeps and Breckenridge to play around on the flatter stuff it a bit. The heel-to-toe transition is a little different and I rang my bell pretty well on my first steep, but I quickly got used to the new feel. This board is LIGHT, even with my bindings it feels like next to nothing. Yesterday I stomped every single jump. On packed powder there is slight chatter, but nothing compared to other boards I've ridden. I would recommend this ride to anyone who mashes all over the mountain. Excellent purchase, and worth every cent.

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        5.0

        AMAZING

        By 

        from Breckenridge, CO

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Smooth Stability
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Powder
        • Speed

        Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015:

        Just got done using it out in Colorado, awesome in powder! Board just floats through effortlessly. Carving is sharper than my last burton but it's great once you get used to it. Great all mountain board; easy to control and I have a lot more confidence taking on tougher runs with the raven.

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        5.0

        Fast and Stable Board -Great for carving

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        from New York, NY

        About Me Intermediate

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Carving Ability
        • Fast
        • Smooth Stability
        • Very Stable And Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Mountain
          • Speed

          Comments about Never Summer Raven Snowboard - Women's 2015:

          Love the board, just got this for our annual trip. This year the condition was very hard packed snow, and thanks to damping system I didn't feel the rocking as much as I expected from my last board (Salomon Ivy). The rocker camber profile also made it easier to turn and easier to ride in bumpy conditions, which gave me more confidence to ride faster
          Although carbonium topsheet made the board surface more durable, I did find that it chips off quite a bit on the edge which was not what I experienced with my last board.
          Overall, I am glad I purchased the board!

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