Never Summer Factory Tour
Since I own a NS board, live about a mile away, and am I big fan, I figured I would take a tour of the place. Rather than mail in my warranty card, I thought I would hand deliver myself with the hopes of getting an impromptu tour. Unfortunately they were all about to step into a meeting, but I set something up for another day, which was yesterday.
First off, everyone at NS was genuinely nice and made me feel welcome, not some guy getting in their way while they're trying to work. Vince, my tour guide was a pretty good dude, he took me throughout the factory explaining the whole process and tech. that goes into the different types of boards, it was really interesting to actually see the differences between an all mountain board and park board, and everything in-between. It really made me appreciate the time and care they put into each board, all handmade. The other thing I really dig is that they use almost all American made materials, including come made right here in Colorado. I think the only thing that comes from another country is the wood for the base, which comes from Canada, which is America Jr., so that doesn't really count! lol
Here are some pics of the factory I snapped with my phone, thought you guys might like to see.
If you ever get a chance to take a tour, do it.