RDS, our Rubber Damping System, provides unmatched stability and Never Summer's signature smooth ride. RDS uses elastomeric rubber foil laminates that absorb vibrations from the trucks. This improves overall stability and helps to reduce foot fatigue.
When Never Summer first introduced P-TECH inlays at the nose and tail of our longboards in 2007, the technology forever changed longboard manufacturing. Never Summer Industries pioneered the use of UHMW polyethylene, better known as P-Tex, in the sidewalls of our snowboards due to its durability and ease of repair. Seamless integration of the same proven P-Tex into the nose and tail of out longboards provides an unmatched level of protection and durability.
Flex Control Composite (FCC) construction combines bi-directional fibreglass, a non-woven layered composite that is strong, responsive and won't breakdown quickly; and a vertically laminated core measured to the tousandth of an inch to create the perfect flex for the length, wheelbase and intended use of each longboard. Each core is milled to exact specifications and then stored in a climate controlled room to ensure proper moisture content, another necessary component for consistent flex patterns. The strength, quality and consistency of materials in our FCC Constructions are the key to the excellence Never Summer thrives to produce.
Utilizing our in-house wood working facility we manufacture a vertically laminated aspen core for all of our longboards. Borrowing from our proven snowboard core technology, we have adapted our Flight Core characteristics to make NS's VLAC; a strong, light and solid responsive platform for longboards.