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Old 10-14-2010, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Vince, my tour guide was a pretty good dude.
Probably Vman on this message board?
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.

I guess thats a typo... you meant America +
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, Vman is Vince.

It is a pretty sweet little operation they got going there. The guys are awfully gracious in letting people get tours and such. Fun to talk too and you can just tell by chatting with them that they "get it".
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I guess thats a typo... you meant America +
America's hat, it's better than being our underwear like Mexico...
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thats awesome, I lived about 5 miles from the Signal Factory but never made it there to ask for a tour.
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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All-American NeverSummer with Mexican workers...

I'm so sorry guys... I couldn't resist saying that.

Damn, look at all those Heritage boards. Anyone want to hook me up with an NS board? So dying to try one
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hmmm... are those skis im seeing on the right side on image 3?
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You mean image four? And yes those look like skis. Neversummer is pretty smart with their production. They have a factory that can make ski's just as easily as boards. So a few ski companies pay Neversummer to do manufacturer their skis for them. Another way to keep your production numbers manageable and still help keep the business viable. I could be wrong, but I think the factory does some things for other clients that are completely non snowboard, skateboard, or ski related. Another way to supplement the business. If you have the tools to do it, why not?
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They making these:

High Society Freeride Company
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