Never Summer Raptor Snowboard 
2014 Never Summer Raptor Snowboard
The Never Summer Raptor Snowboard is back for 2014 and badder and bomber than ever! Gnarlier than a dinosaur from the late Jurrasic period, this fighter jet inspired snowboard is ready to lead the charge deep into the backcountry, sending it off every cliff, cornice, and crevice it encounters. Features like the directional Rocker/Camber tech, SuperLight woodcore, Carbonium Laminate Technology, and Carbonium Topsheet add up to create one of the burliest, best snowboards for you freeride powder-hounds. Hike farther, shred longer, and have more fun this season on the Raptor Snowboard from Never Summer.
Salty Peaks Snowboard Shop will help you find the best snowboard for your individual snowboard style. Next time you are in Salt Lake City, we hope you stop on by your Utah snowboard shop! Have a question? Give us a call Toll Free at 877-937-4733.
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Carbonium Topsheet: A 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.
Carbonium Laminate Technology: More 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 will keep the Carbonium Series boards going strong for years.
Directional Rocker Camber Profile: 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.
Vario Power Grip Sidecut: The Vario Power Grip sidecut works perfectly with the Rocker Camber Profile by adding increased edgehold precisely where it’s needed most; from 2 inches outside of each binding, inward towards the center of the board providing added control and response in any condition.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass: The world’s best snowboard fiberglass, period. STS Advanced Fiberglass is a 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 Never Summer snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass: Bi-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.
NS Superlight Wood Core: Taking Never Summer’s Custom Flight Core even further, they’ve designed the Superlight Wood Core specifically for the new Carbonium series. This core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.
CDS Dampening System: 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.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers: Elastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provides optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewall: Never Summer 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.
Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base: Crown 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 the Durasurf 5501 XT base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
P-tex Tip and Tail Protection: A thin layer of P-Tex in the tip and tail add durability and resistance to tip and tail impact damage.
Full Wrap Metal Edge: A full wrap metal edge means the metal runs continuously around the board, adding impact resistance.
How To Size a Snowboard - Never Summer Raptor
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