2014 Never Summer Heritage Snowboard Tech Talk
Like the freecarve inspired Raptor, the Carbonium Series Heritage is equipped with our new NS SuperLight wood core and extensive carbon reinforcement (Carbon Laminate Technology) to power this big mountain board anywhere. Super snappy, yet powerful and lightweight, the Heritage is comfortable charging full speed down groomers and in the trees with absolutely no sacrifice in quality and durability.
Original Rocker Camber Profile (R.C.) -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 mounting 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.
Flex Rating (1 Soft – 10 Stiff) – 6, for big mountain pow lines and freestyle
Vario Power Grip – Multi-radius sidecut adds increased edgehold precisely where it’s needed most, from 2 inches outside of each binding and inward toward the center of the board, providing added control and response in any conditions (Sidecut Radius numbers are an average).
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.
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.
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.
Fully Wrapped Metal Edge – Provides unmatched carving ability and edge grip.
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.
Additional Features / Laminates
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.
STS Pre-Tensioned 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.
Carbonium Laminate Technology – More carbon equals more power and performance. Combining an advanced top and base carbon matrix to maximize torsional response and strength where it’s needed most results in a lightweight yet powerful design.
Carbonium Dampening 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.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers – Elastomeric Rubber Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high speed stability while reducing
Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
Rocker Type: Camber/Rocker/Camber
Flex Rating: Stiffy
Core Material: Wood
Made in the USA: Yes
Warranty: 3 Year
Size (cm) 155 158 160 162
Effective Edge (cm) 121 124 125 126
Tip Width (cm) 29.7 30 30.2 30.4
Waist Width (cm) 25.2 25.4 25.6 25.7
Tail Width (cm) 29.7 30 30.2 30.4
Sidecut Radius (m) 740 743 750 770