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Never Summer Raptor Snowboard 2014

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Looking for a lightweight weapon that takes freeride performance to the next level? The 2014 Never Summer Raptor Snowboard, with graphics and design inspired by the F/A-22 fighter jet, is a stealthy snowflake smashing machine. Armed with the NS SuperLight wood core, extensive Carbonium Laminate Technology, and a directional Rocker / Camber profile that combines a longer front camber and rear shifted rocker to increase carving performance, high speed stability and powder floatation. The Never Summer Raptor is a force to be reckoned with!

Product Details

Rocker Type

Directional Rocker and Camber Profile (DRC)DRC is designed to enhance edge hold and stability while maintaining powder floatation. This is accomplished by extending the camber to the end of the effective edge in the nose, increasing pressure over this area. To compensate for this additional pressure, we've shifted the rocker toward the tail making for unmatched carving at high speeds and a more forgiving ride.

Flex

Flex Rating (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)8, a stiff flex for hard charging

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

Carbonium Laminate TechnologyMore carbon equals more power and performance. The new Carbonium Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it's needed most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful design that keep the Carbonium Series boards going stong for years.

STS Pretensioned FiberglassThe world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. STS ADVANCED FIBERGLASS is pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate that has added elastomer stringers between the 0 degree and 90 degree glass fibers the length of the effective edge. This produces a stronger bond between the individual glass laminates giving this snowboard unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.

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.

Carbonium Dampening System (CDS)The 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 any additional vibration near the bindings, giving the Carbonium Series boards a smooth riding feel underfoot without sacrificing snap and power throughout the board.

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

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: Freeride, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber More 
  • Shape: Directional Twin
  • Flex Rating: Stiff More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • Made in the USA: Yes
Size (cm) 156 159 164 169
Effective Edge (mm) 1210 1240 1280 1330
Tip Width (mm) 291 298 304 305
Waist Width (mm) 248 253 253 254
Tail Width (mm) 291 298 304 305
Sidecut Radius (m) Vario 790 Vario 790 Vario 810 Vario 830
Width Regular Regular Regular Regular

Reviews

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Never Summer Raptor Snowboard 2014
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

Extremely fun board

By 

from St Paul, MN

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Carving Ability
  • Smooth Stability
  • Well Balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freeriding

    Comments about Never Summer Raptor Snowboard 2014:

    I just took the board out for the first time today. It was a TON of fun to ride. Felt very comfortable laying down hard and smooth carves.

    • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    NeverSummer at its best

    By 

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Intermediate

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Mountain
      • Park

      Comments about Never Summer Raptor Snowboard 2014:

      I love this board just as much as I love all my other NS boards!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      If you like going fast...

      By 

      from New Jersey

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Carbon Fiber Top Sheet
      • Carving Ability
      • Extremely Stable
      • Fast
      • Good Flexibility
      • Lightweight
      • Lots Of Pop
      • Responsive
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Stability
      • Stylish
      • super fast
      • Tough
      • Well Balanced

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mountain
        • Freeriding
        • Powder
        • Speed

        Comments about Never Summer Raptor Snowboard 2014:

        Been snowboarding for a few years mostly in the northeast. This board holds and edge through the iciest conditions imaginable. The base is super fast when waxed properly and the top sheet, which is carbon fiber, is super scratch resistant. My board is 2 years old and through the normal skiers and boarders running over it in the lift line type of abuse...never crashed it into a tree...but looks like it came out of the box. Also the carbon fiber topsheet eliminates the need for sticking a gaudy stomp pad on your brand new board. It is very stiff which takes a minute or two to get used to but once you get it you can fly. I look at it like being on a motorcycle, the faster you go the more stable you are. If you like going fast down the mountain... its the perfect board.

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        Never Summer products can only be shipped within the United States