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.
Original Rocker Camber Never 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 Points This 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!
Mid Firm This 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.
Directional Twin Twin board with a slight setback.
Vario Power Grip Sidecut The 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.
NS SuperLight Wood Core Using 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.
Carbon Max Laminate Technology The 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 Fiberglass Bi-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 System The 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 Stabilizers Elastomeric underfoot stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high-speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Sintered P-tex Sidewall NS 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 Protection Boards 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.
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base The 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 Base Base color displayed may not be available. Base colors may vary.
Carbonium Topsheet The 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.
2 x 4 Inserts
|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|