This year flew by and it’s already time to pull out your cold weather gear. As you celebrate the 2011 holidays and get ready for 2012, the Raptor from Never Summer Industries is a must-have addition to your festivity plans. Since 1983, NSI has been focusing less on excessive promotion and hype, and more on using the highest quality materials, craftsmanship, and customer service to become the world’s premier independent board company. The Raptor offers a sleek design and graphics inspired by the F/A-22 fighter jet… it’s the flagship high-performance freeride/freecarve snowboard. It’s truly a lightweight performance machine with unmatched power and response. If that wasn’t enough, Never Summer has created a new directional Rocker/Camber profile specifically for the Raptor that combines a longer front camber and rear shifted rocker which increases carving performance, high speed stability and powder floatation. Think that we’re done? Think again… There’s another badass acronym that is going to improve your ride in any condition… The CDS (Carbonium Damping System) eliminates excess vibration as you shred your favorite mountain and sets this board apart from all others. Obviously made in the USA. Get it here for $589.99.