More Than A Profile
Never Summer's patented Triple Camber profile brings an entirely new perspective to snowboard performance. For the 23/24 season we continue to innovate, utilize, and build upon its success, breathing new life into snowboarding once again.
Take A Triple Camber Deep Dive With Tracy Canaday
THE PROFILE IS THE EDGE-TECH, AND THE EDGE-TECH IS THE PROFILE.
What do we mean by this? Well, popular edge-technology from other companies involves purely the side edge of the board. The metal edges protrude outward and regress inward similar to a serrated knife. This wavy edge is 'grabby' and increases the drag. Whereas, Triple Camber is the actual profile of the board. Meaning the 'waves' don't go from the board outward, but rather from the base down towards the snow, providing the pressure when on edge and will flow more freely while still maintaining grip. This allows the board's to be more forgiving for park riding, yet still be able to trench carves due the triple camber technology.
Check out this example of the high pressure contact areas in action:
MORE HIGH-PRESSURE CONTACT AREAS = MORE STABILITY, BETTER TRACKING
A traditional, single camber profile has one, large camber going from nose to tail in the board. When you're on an edge, there are only two high-pressure contact areas, one at the nose of the board and one at the tail of the board. Leaving the center of the sidecut with lower pressure.
A Triple Camber profile adds two more high-pressure contact areas on either side of the middle camber zone between the binding area, with four high-pressure contact areas in total. So when you're on your edge, there is added stability between the feet – meaning deeper trenches on carves, and an increased ability to hold an edge on ice or poor conditions. Not only that, but it also means the board will track better at variable speeds and reduce chatter at higher speeds, allowing you to feel fully in control. This also helps the track straight and predictable while getting on and off the lift as well as traversing cat tracks.
Let's take a look at the difference in a Single Camber profile, versus a Triple Camber Profile:
OWNER TRACEY CANADAY TAKEs A DEEP DIVE INTO HOW TRIPLE CAMBER REDUCES FRICTION & IMPROVES GLIDE
Triple Camber makes the board glide faster (reduces drag) and turn quicker and easier
You probably wouldn't think seaplanes have ANYTHING to do with snowboarding.... but hear us out 😉
When taking off with a seaplane, you might think glassy water is ideal, but glassy, wakeless water actually makes taking off more difficult, due to the smoothness of the surface increasing drag and reducing the ability to accelerate. After one of the Canaday brothers, Tracey, experienced this on a fishing trip, it inspired some of the thought behind Triple Camber technology.
In the same vein that a little surface roughness actually helps break the contact between the floats and the water on a seaplane, Triple Camber technology allows pockets between the base of the board and the snow – decreasing friction and drag, and increasing speed and the ability to continue gliding even on at low (or almost no) angle runs, such as cat tracks or when traversing.
TRIPLE CAMBER INCREASES POP, PROVIDES BETTER FLOAT
When it comes to pop, whether you're doing flat-ground ollies, shooting off side hits, or popping off the lip of a jump, you're loading up the camber area and releasing to complete the ollie. In a Triple Camber board, having camber focused into separate, key areas allow a rider to load up the camber and then 'spring' release - providing an unbelievably explosive pop!
What goes along with pop? Float. The three camber areas reduce drag, as we talked about with the seaplane example, which makes it easy to maintain speed and glide through the deepest of powder, as well as stay on top of slushy conditions. In addition to the Triple Camber profile itself, all of our Fusion Triple Camber snowboards feature an Early-Rise Nose for the ultimate float mechanics.
In the video below, Sam Anderson, Never Summer Pro Team Rider and Mechanical Engineer, breaks down Triple Camber Technology from a unique perspective.
See Triple Camber Technology In Action
The Triple CAMbER PROFILES
The Triple Camber version of our Rocker Camber profile adds a powerful center camber area into the rocker section. Center camber creates a pair of duel rockers between the feet, while camber areas underfoot strengthen performance as the profile transitions into the nose and tail. There is nothing like this in snowboarding.
The overall Rocker Camber profile keeps the board fun and playful, while the middle camber creates centered power and straight-tracking stability. When engaged, these four points of pressure created by the pressure on the rockers and on nose and tail provide never-before-experienced edge hold and stability - a powerful boost in overall performance — while maintaining maneuverability at variable speeds. Triple Camber was designed to improve all aspects of riding.
For the upcoming season Triple Camber technology has been expanded through the line. The latest renditions include the hard-charging Fusion Triple Camber and the cutting-edge, performance-oriented Recurve Triple Camber.
Never Summer remains dedicated to providing the most extensive end-consumer on-snow demo program in snowboarding. We stand behind the fact that the best way to choose the perfect snowboard is to ride it.
Game changing innovation. The center rocker of our patented Rocker Camber profile is now a third camber area flanked by two small rockers. The result is a completely balanced ride not found in any other profile. Triple Camber makes the most efficient use of your entire edge. The primary edge hold starts from the center of the board. It’s insanely responsive and stable and aids the high performance engagement of the two outside camber areas located under your feet. The overall Rocker Camber shape retains the playful and forgiving feel. Balanced vice-like edge hold, rocket launching pop, and insane butterability. Game changed.
TRIPLE CAMBER FUSION
The Triple Camber Fusion profile features a third camber area flanked by two small rockers coupled with an Early Rise Transition Area in the nose. The result is a completely balanced ride not found in any other profile. Triple Camber makes the most efficient use of your entire edge. The primary edge hold starts from the center of the board. It’s insanely responsive and stable and aids the high performance engagement of the two outside camber areas located under your feet. The overall Rocker Camber shape retains the playful and forgiving feel. Balanced vice-like edge hold, rocket launching pop, and insane butterability. Game changed.
TRIPLE CAMBER TWIN
Triple Camber built for freestyle. The center rocker of our patented Rocker Camber profile is now a third camber area flanked by two small rockers built into a twin. Get the most out of your edge with triple camber in a twin. It’s insanely responsive and stable. The board will lock in between the feet on rails with this twin triple camber profile. Balanced vice-like edge hold, rocket launching pop, and insane butterability.
RECURVE TRIPLE CAMBER
Take what is traditional and revolutionize it. We give you Recurve Triple Camber. Combining our newest innovation (Triple Camber) with traditional camber, we have create an absolute beast of a snowboard profile. The ultimate all mountain feel of traditional camber while give you an easier ride by implementing triple camber. This profile dominates all over the mountain and on all different variations of snow. Give Recurve a try and see how we changed the game once again.