We're passionate about sustainability. Scroll down to find out how we produce some of the best skis and snowboards in the business while minimising our impact on the world around us.
REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE
We have a pretty straight forward approach to sustainability; reduce the amount of non-sustainable materials used in our manufacturing process wherever it's appropriate, and increase the product lifespan through design. Simple.
Anything leftover materials get upscaled or recycled, leaving us with minimal waste.
For 2019, we're fully eliminating the use of glass fibre reinforcement we use in favour of carbon fibre and natural flax fibres. This offers a big step up in performance, and allows us to reduce the weight of our skis and snowboards by around 25%.
The addition of natural flax fibres offers unparalleled damping, meaning fewer vibrations and better edge hold. Dreamy.
New for 2019, we're rolling out our Hybrid Bamboo sidewalls to every model in our range. HybridTech combines the unique look and powerful edge hold of bamboo sidewalls with the impact resistance of UHMW. The result is skis and snowboards with aggressive edge hold and durability, without the risk of sidewall blowouts.
We use 100% carbon-reinforced Moso bamboo for our ski and snowboard cores. Bamboo grows quickly and continually, so is vastly more sustainable than its hardwood counterparts. Luckily, it also happens to be a bombproof core material, offering an excellent balance of strength, flexibility, damping and moisture resistance.
Using bamboo reduces the overall percentage of hardwood and plastics we use, while providing a fantastic core around which to build our products.
Unlike an many mass-produced skis and snowboards, we use a full-wrap hardened steel edge to provide 360 degrees of impact resistance.
A little extra work in the manufacturing phase is well worth it for the reduction in risk of impact-related delamination.
We've reduced the amount of petrochemicals used in the layup process by switching from traditional epoxies to a non-toxic bio resin. Our bio resin epoxy is made from reused waste plant material, gives of fewer harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and is designed specifically for ski and snowboard manufacture. This is not only better for the environment, but better for performance, as it offers higher strength, impact and UV resistance than traditional epoxy resin.