Friday, February 13, 2009

Being Green

So here are few snowboard manufacturers who are starting to use green materials. The pessimistic will say it's only to jump on the green wagon but I say who gives a sh%t if the board is good and generates less pollution during the manufacturing process.

Capita: Green Machine (model on the right): sustainable core, biodegradable bean-derivative topsheet and recycle beeswax base

Venture Snowboards: facility 100% wind powered energy and is use sustainable wood core

Nidecker: flax-fiber topsheet, recycled P-Tex bases and teak sidewalls

Ellis on the EECO line is using natural basalt weave instead of fiberglass

Salomon are extending the green to boots and bindings (they were the first one to start the green initiave with the Sick Sitck)

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