NEVER SUMMER SHAPER TWIN SNOWBOARD 2018 - 2019
The newest addition to the Never Summer Shaper lineup is the Shaper Twin Snowboard. It features 10mm’s of taper and a centered stance that is sure to give you the ‘WOW’ ride you’ve been drooling for. The Shaper Twin has set out to win king-master of the freestyle twin category with its Fusion Rocker Camber that uses a more pronounced camber in the rear giving way for tons of grip force. The snap and pop that is engineered into this board combined with a perfect camber under the front foot offers a smooth turning power like never before. Chris Corning rode it in the 2018 Olympics, and yielded tons of accolades. If you are ready to dominate your freestyle skills the new Never Summer Shaper Twin Snowboard will give you that ride.
Fusion Rocker Camber + Early Rise Nose – Never Summer put the edge gripping hold, the snap out of turns, and the huge pop of Ripsaw RC in the back and combined it with the float and surfy feel of Original RC in the front. Fusion is here to bring back the fun and fluidity that will make snowboarding dynamic again.
Construction and Core
NS Superlight Wood Core – Using a custom blend of wood species that was created to be the lightest weight yet durable core on the market. The NS Superlight Wood Core is CNC sanded in the custom wood working facility to a fraction of a millimeter. A tailored flex is perfected, giving our snowboards unequaled performance.
Carbon Max Laminate Technology – More carbon equals more power and performance. The Carbon Max Laminate Technology combines an advanced top and bottom carbon matrix to maximize response and strength where it's needed most. The result is a lightweight yet powerful configuration that provides torsional rigidity and energy transfer without sacrificing the control a rider needs.
STS Pretensioned Fiberglass – The world's best snowboard fiberglass, period. This advanced pre-hardened, pre-tensioned, layered laminate 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 snowboards unmatched strength, edge hold and performance.
Bi-Lite Fiberglass – Bi-Lite Fiberglass combines many of the strength characteristics of Never Summer's STS fiberglass with an ultralight glass fiber matrix. This delivers incredible freestyle and freeride performance without sacrificing durability.
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 the perfect balance of freeride stability and freestyle liveliness.
Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers – Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers directly below the mounting area provide optimum vibration absorption and increase high-speed stability while reducing foot fatigue.
Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls – Never Summer was the first snowboard company to use and perfect Sintered P-Tex Sidewalls, and they'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 higher end boards. Just the right amount of graphite has been added making the Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 Base the fastest Never Summer has ever used.
Premium Topsheet – The Premium Topsheet is a very durable, lightweight, scratch and chip resistant fiber backed thermoplastic. The premium topsheets also provide more grip than other topsheet materials, working as a built-in stomp pad. These premium topsheet materials include Never Summer's Carbonium Topsheet, Hextech, Matte Topsheet and TruGrit Topsheet.
P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection – Boards with P-Tex Tip/Tail Protection have UHMW plastic, or P-Tex which is a softer molecular material that not only seals and protects the wood core, but also absorbs vibration and impact.
Extended Transition Area - added small flat section in the snowboard profile that improves both turn initiation and powder flotation.
Vario Power Grip Sidecut – Vario Power Grip Sidecut employ multiple radiuses creating extra contact points to enhance edge hold. A flat section in the rocker area provides a broad contact point when flexed, however when unbent allows the board to track straight and not catch. Flanking this straight section are two shallow radii which provide the second and third contact points. Towards the ends of the sidecut are deep radius which renders quick turn initiation.
Ability Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Core Material: Carbon, Wood
Rocker Type: Camber Rocker Camber
Tip Width: 31.0cm @ 153cm, 31.1cm @ 156cm, 31.3cm @ 159cm
Width: 26.0cm @ 153cm, 26.2cm @ 156cm, 26.2cm @ 159cm
Tail Width: 30.0cm @ 153cm, 30.1cm @ 156cm, 30.3cm @ 159cm
Warranty: 3 year manufacturers