A whole lot of technology to create one concept.
Never Summer designed the Concept Longboard with one simple concept: all-around fun. From the wide, rounded nose to the adjustable wheelbase, this longboard wants nothing more than for you to enjoy the wind on your face, the sun on your skin, and a smooth ride whether you’re cruising, commuting, or bombing steep roads.
- Additional truck mounting holes let you adjust the wheelbase by one inch
- Medium flex is ideal for slightly faster, flatland cruising and darn good carvability on steeper roads where control keeps you from experiencing major road-rash
- Carbon stringers enhance control and add stiffness in key areas for maximum response and feel in carves
- P-Tex tip and tail protectors provide enhanced durability and extended life of your board
- Extra large and soft wheels provide maximum grip and bounce over cracks and seams in sidewalks and roadside pebbles
- Vertically laminated aspen core is the same material used in NS snowboards to provide response, reduce weight, and boost strength
- Rubber dampening system (RDS) sandwiched into the deck provides rebound and absorbs vibration for a smooth ride
- Hardrock maple veneers enhance strength and STS/SK8 fiberglass retains shape of the mellow concave
- Crafted in Denver, Colorado USA
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Slicker than Snot
I have owned several boards from Sector 9, Loaded, Gravity, and Arbor. The concept leaves them all behind. I have mine set up to ride just like my snowboard, and you can really tell that Never Summer did their homework in the construction of this board. It is stable enough to bomb most hills, and is long enough that you can cross-step at will. The flex is perfect; just enough that it's very lively and responsive, but not so much that you have to keep the board on a short leash. It really rewards aggressive riding when you want to push the limits of the board, and it slides well when you want it to.
I don't recommend it for commuting on busy streets. As nice as it is, this board has a longer wheelbase than most 46". At slow speeds, it turns like a supertanker. The nose wheels bite into the deck when you really lay it over, but I think NS fixed that with cutouts on the more recent versions.
However, once the speed is up, and you load and pop it from turn to turn, the Concept is buttered poetry.