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What are snowboards made of?


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July 14, 2008 8:51PM

99% of good Snowboards contain a wood core. The type of wood varies for certain purposes but the reason wood is chosen is because it has "memory." Wood can be bent but it will always snap back to its original position. Beyond the wood other elements are added so the snowboard will perform accordingly. For instance, fiberglass is added to help stiffen the board up and give it some long lasting pop. Carbon Fiber sometimes replaces a little wood because it makes the board more stiff and also reduces weight. These are the general ingredients. Different companies use different materials to produce boards for specific purposes.