Video Production student Quinn Maxwell put together this four minute informational piece on Never Summer Industries and our patented RC Technology. Have a look inside our factory in Denver, CO and hear from “The Coolest Guy You Know”, Gags, and The Hammer. We have to assume Quinn aced the class…
Never Summer Industries was extremely psyched to be able to attend the welcome home ceremony for G Company 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion. These soldiers just returned home from a year of saving lives in Iraq. The 135th is a helicopter medical evacuation unit, or MEDEVAC unit. The primary mission for the 135th G Company in Iraq was to provide life-saving support to US and Coalition Soldiers. G Company flew more than 2200 hours and provided MEDEVAC evacuation for over 240 US and Coalition Force personnel.
Sunday May 8, 2011, updated Monday May 9, 2011
A helicopter intended to film the Buffalo Bill Downhill longboard race on Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO crashed today while hovering above the finish line. Without warning the aircraft started to drift downward towards a large pine tree. The helicopter’s rotor clipped the tree rendering the rotor useless. The landing skids hit the ground perpendicular to the slope of the ground causing it to “bounce” ninety degrees counter clockwise. It seems that the force of the skids hitting the ground caused the tail rotor to shear itself from the aircraft. I do remember seeing the tail rotor strike the tree also but that memory is hazy and the video I have watched since doesn’t seem to confirm my impression of the incident. When the landing skid made contact the second time, this time parallel with the slope of the ground, the weight of the helicopter’s front end forced the copter to tip over coming to rest on it’s canopy. Thankfully no one was hurt. Police evacuated the area and the remainder of the races were canceled. As if downhill longboard races aren’t exciting enough, this years Buffalo Bill Downhill is sure to go down in history as one of the most exciting longboard events ever.
See Photos of the longboard action and post helicopter crash…
These are the custom DUSTOFF snowboards for the 135th Medevac Air Ambulance Company out of Fort Buckley. DUSTOFF stands for “Dedicated Unhesitating Service To Our Fighting Forces”. These guys provide rapid evacuation of injured and wounded service members and civilians from the battlefield to a medical treatment facility. The boards will be presented to these brave men and women upon there return home on Saturday May 7. Welcome home!
We have been hard at work redesigning our skate section for 2011. We are ready to unveil it on Monday April 11th 2011. Come back and check out our new line and the site we have built to show it off!
Never Summer Industries in Booth 1515 at Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Show in Denver, Colorado on January 27, 2011. Awesome new graphics on all of our Snowboards and Skateboards as well as some new T-Shirts, Hoodies, Beanies, Caps and Helmets.
Check out the video from this years NS riders. Its All fun! We had a Great year shreding lots of pow,park ect. Stay tuned for snow videos every 2 weeks.
I would highly recomend this trail over the next few weeks! The aspens are in full force up there right now and the drive/ride/and shuttle are one of a kind. Its about a 15min ride from the top of the east trail. Head into leadville and turn left on 5th and go till you hit the first bridge on the dirt road and go right to the top. then head back down 5th and take a right on alder and go to the end and you will see the trail. You can either leave a car at the bottom or trade off drivers. The drive from the bottom of the trail is only about 2min drive up so its a real quick fun run with great scenery!
There’s something to be said about roshamboing with a girl to see who is going to death ride down a pine tree in the preseason. Most people wouldn’t want to jib something that sketchy that early in the season but Michelle was all for it. At that moment in time I realized this chick has the potential for bigger and better things, she might not have had the best season last year, but now she’s poised for a better season this upcoming year.