Snowboard Tech

Never Summer utilizes the following exclusive quality materials and features in our snowboards:

ORIGINAL ROCKER & CAMBER PROFILE (RC)

Our original Rocker Camber Profile is the best of both worlds…rocker underfoot for floatation, mobility, and a forgiving feel, plus camber extending from the outside of the mountain area to the transition area for superior edge hold and explosive pop. The 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. RC delivers all the benefits of a rocker design with the spring, stability and edgehold of camber.

EXTENDED TRANSITION ROCKER & CAMBER (EXRC)

Longer transition zones extending from the end of the camber area and into the low profile tip/tail enhancing the inherent characteristics of our Original Rocker Camber Profile. This is captured by the extended transition areas decreasing pressure over the ends of the effective edge, allowing the board to flow instead of pushing against the snow. This creates a more fluid edge transfer, increases glide and powder floatation. EXRC improves edge hold when the camber is engaged yet is more fluid forgiving and less likely to catch that edge when in neutral position.

CAMBER ROCKER PROFILE (CR)

Designed exclusively for our Ripsaw CR, the Camber Rocker Profile features amplified Camber areas, more under foot, that apply pressure over the ends of the board for incredible edge hold and pop. An extended transition area and low profile tips help neutralize the camber pressure when the board is disengaged for a forgiving feel, fluid edge to edge response, increased glide, and powder floatation.

EXTENDED TOUR ROCKER & CAMBER PROFILE (EXTRC)

Flat area initializing in touring bracket zone increases skin contact area for less slip while preserving the effectiveness of Rocker Camber in ride mode.

NS CUSTOM FLIGHTCORE

Never Summer’s exclusive CUSTOM FLIGHT CORE is the most technically advanced core system we’ve ever used. Designed and built in NS’s woodcore facility, these cores fuse premium hardwood and ultra light softwood laminates together with vertical layers of elastomeric vibration dampers. These lightweight perimeter dampers actually increase vibration absorption the faster you ride while maintaining an incredible amount of snap and liveliness, providing a level of edgehold and high speed performance that only a Never Summer snowboard can deliver.

PRESS FLEX CORE

This rocker core design is perfect for the Evo, Revolver and Onyx models. This core features 2 specific softer flex points between the feet creating better hinge points for ultimate pressing and ollie performance.

NS SUPERLIGHT WOOD CORE

Taking our custom flight core even further, we’ve designed the SUPERLIGHT WOOD CORE specifically for our new Carbonium series. This core blends extremely light wood with durable hardwood for unmatched strength to weight ratio.

CARBONIUM DAMPING 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.

WOMEN’S CARBONIUM DAMPING SYSTEM (WCDS)

The WCDS is tailored for a female rider. Three elastomeric rubber foils around the perimeter of the board provide an optimum balance of high-speed stability and vibration absorption while maintaining an agile feel.

RDS 1 DAMPING SYSTEM

This is our most extensive damping system specifically designed for the Premier F1. Three full perimeter layers of elastomeric rubber foil are laminated between the metal edge, fiberglass and wood core. This provides unmatched stability and a smooth riding feel especially at high speeds.

RDS 2 DAMPING SYSTEM

This lightweight system uses three narrower laminated damping layers that provide the perfect combination of vibration absorption and stability. RDS 2
is specifically designed for the SL, Legacy and Infinity.

HARMONIC TIP/TAIL DAMPER (HDT)

Harmonic dampers in tip and tail take out a large percentage of residual vibration by quieting the nose and tail. This enhances stability at speed, in variable snow conditions and on hard landings without deadening the liveliness and pop of the cambered areas.

EVO DAMPING SYSTEM (EDS)

The EDS utilizes thinner elastomeric rubber foil in the effective edge for a lighter, snappy feel. More extensive rubber in the tip/tail provides stability and vibration asborption not generally found in an ultralight park board.

ONYX DAMPING SYSTEM (ODS)

The ODS integrates less extensive elastomeric rubber foil around the perimeter of the board with underfoot stabilizers. Resulting in a smooth yet light and lively ride.

ELASTOMERIC UNDERFOOT STABILIZERS

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

CARBON V-TWIN LAMINATE TECHNOLOGY

The Premier F1 benefits most from the CARBON V-TWIN laminate system which extends the carbon “V”s from the bindings to the ends of the effective edge increasing power and edge response. An additional carbon V is added to the tail to increase edge hold and power out of turns.

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.

WOMEN’S CARBONIUM LAMINATE TECHNOLOGY (WCLT)

WCLT 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.

LOW PROFILE TIP/TAIL (LPT)

A low profile in the nose and tail of the snowboard maximizes material contact with the snow for more powerful ollie/nollie pop and adds stability to your landings. LPT also reduces the plowing effect in the nose for better glide to the next feature and superior float when it’s deep.

CARBON VXR LAMINATE TECHNOLOGY

The CARBON VXR system is specifically designed for our SL, Legacy, Evo, Revolver and Infinity freestyle snowboards. Dual carbon v’s help transfer more energy to the end of the effective edge, tip and tail without making these boards too stiff for buttering and presses. This is the most versatile Carbon system for those that prefer a freestyle feel to their board whether in the park or freeriding the mountain.

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.

SINTERED P-TEX SIDEWALL

We were the first snowboard company to use and perfect SINTERED
P-TEX SIDEWALLS, and we’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.

STS PRETENSIONED FIBERGLASS

The world’s best snowboard fiberglass, period. Our 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 our snowboard 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.

DURASURF SINTERED 4501 BASE

Crown Plastics has been the industry leader in sintered materials for over 36 years and has created the DURASURF 4501 sintered base exclusively for Never Summer. This new high density base is extremely fast and will provide unmatched performance and durability.

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 we’ve
ever used.