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Never Summer factory

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On a college visit to Denver a few weeks ago, son #2 and I

toured the Never Summer factory.

Surprised at how much "hand" work is involved.

A good crew of efficient and hard working folks.

I don't know why I thought they made more than 15,000 boards

Never Summer boards.  They also make some promo boards,

High Society, and of course Icelantic skis.

Epoxy work is pour and scraper, not sprayed.

Very unassuming, if i remember correctly the

laminated cores are from Canada, then NS glues

the sidewalls on in Denver. Raptor.....

 

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post #2 of 11

they also make fatypous as well

post #3 of 11

Did you make an appointment or just show up?

 

I read Prior Skis & Boards (at Whistler) gives factory tours. I will be in the area in a few weeks and plan on stopping by.

post #4 of 11
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Just showed up.  They were very gracious.

Vince gave the tour, and i ask a lot of questions.

They do prefer appointments.

post #5 of 11

Thanks!

post #6 of 11

Vince is an awfully nice guy and couldn't represent Neversummer any better.  Neversummer gets their wood from Canada (and maybe a few other secret spots), they glue their cores together at the factory, cut and plane them to size.  It's an impressive operation no doubt. 

 

Definitely contact Vince about setting up a tour.  He's very gracious about giving tours on the spot, but he's also a very busy guy.  Setting it up ahead of time makes sure you get a quality tour.

post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post

Vince is an awfully nice guy and couldn't represent Neversummer any better.  Neversummer gets their wood from Canada (and maybe a few other secret spots), they glue their cores together at the factory, cut and plane them to size.  It's an impressive operation no doubt. 

 

Definitely contact Vince about setting up a tour.  He's very gracious about giving tours on the spot, but he's also a very busy guy.  Setting it up ahead of time makes sure you get a quality tour.



Yes, I started feeling guilty (about just showing up, and taking Vince's time) later on.

He is an quietly enthusiastic, and represents NS well.  I think he is a product developer.

 

 

 

post #8 of 11

He's their main marketing, customer service, and dealer relations guy.  He has a few other hats too.  He definitely has word as to where their product lines go.  Product design and that sort of thing falls into Tim's (Co Owner) lap.

post #9 of 11

This is pretty cool, what kind of machinery do they use?  And do you know if any other manufacturers give tours of their production facilities?

post #10 of 11
I think most of the manufacturers will do tours if you contact them ahead of time. Some, like Neversummer, will try to accommodate you if you just drop by. These guys are generally stoked about what they do and it shows.

As far as machinery goes. They have ski/snowboard presses, an industrial planer for making the cores. Lot's of other grinding, cutting, and other fun toys you can lose a body part to if you are not careful.
post #11 of 11

Booking a ticket to austrian Bataleon factory...

 

Just kidding, that's pretty awesome though.

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