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Breaking the splitboard mold.
It seems like splitboards have always been sort of an afterthought, made with a manufacturer's low-end materials and low-tech design. Not anymore. The Never Summer Women's Raven Split Snowboard is, of course, its split version of the Raven, Never Summer's most technical, highest performance women's snowboard ever.
At its core, the Raven is packing Never Summer's Super Light Split Specific Wood Core to help you conserve energy on the uphill skin. The profile is Never Summer's Original Rocker & Camber with camber underneath the bindings and rocker between. This design gives the Raven lots of flotation on the deep stuff and forgiveness on the hardpack, but also loads of pop and precise edge control. The directional shape with Vario sidecut adds edge control and a very predictable, no-surprises feel when you're carving hard. Dual carbon X's add stiffness at the tip and tail, but leave the area between the bindings more flexible to make carving smooth and easy. To give the board a damp feel, which both adds control and reduces rider fatigue, Never Summer added Elastomeric Underfoot Stabilizers and a women-specific Carbonium Damping System around the perimeter of the board for and optimum balance of stability and vibration damping while maintaining a playful, lively feel. Never Summer then added a super-fast Durasurf XT Sintered 5501 base and finished things off with P-Tex tip and tail protection and a full-wrap metal edge.