Friday, January 2, 2009

Green Snow Boards Go Faster Than The Rest

Big news for all y'all conscious snowboarders (shout out G Spotting Bro, Gabe): green boards are here and even more are coming.

Today's NY Times Article about eco-sourcing for snowboards is badass, especially that by the 2010 season, big boy boarding co. Burton will be using 50 percent sustainable materials in ALL of their boards.

What does that mean? How about a Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood core, a lacquer-free top sheet, 90-percent recycled steel edges, 100-percent recycled sidewalls and a 50-percent recycled base.

Green snowboards have been done before, namely by Arbor, which has been using renewable materials like Koa wood, cork and bamboo since 1995. But industry leader Burton's shift to sustainable boards signifies a real shift in the industry, and we can't lie: we're hyped.

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