It’s easy to look at the price of our snowboards and automatically assume that they’re just “beginner” boards that have been constructed with mediocre materials. I’m here to prove that this is not the case at all. Our snowboards are packed with some of the finest materials around, without all the expensive fluff that gets marketed these days. See for yourself:
PE Topsheet – Our PE (or polyethylene) topsheet protects the interior of the snowboard from damage and exposure to the elements. We’ve left it either white or black to save you money and provide a blank canvas for you to customize.
100% Poplar Wood Core – A wood core ensures smooth response, good vibration damping and lively flex that lasts. The core is the main strength and foundation of the board so you don’t want to settle for anything less.
Triaxial Fiberglass – Fiberglass is wrapped around the core of a snowboard to provide proper stiffness. Triaxial fiberglass has the perfect weight and weave, allowing the riders energy to quickly transfer to the edge of their board.
Carbon Fiber Beams – Carbon is an incredibly light, strong and durable material. It is used to further reinforce the core and helps us more precisely tweak the flex of our snowboards to get them just right.
ABS Sidewalls – ABS is a material used to construct sidewalls because of its durability, denseness and because it allows power to be transmitted directly to the edge of the snowboard. It is also highly resistant to moisture which helps prolong the life of the core.
Rockwell Stainless Steel Edge – We use a fully wrapped Rockwell stainless steel edge that surrounds the base of the snowboard and ensures maximum durability.
Rubber Foil – We use this to reduce friction between the fiberglass and metal edge as the snowboard flexes and bends.
Extruded P-Tex Base – P-Tex is a polyethylene material that is extremely dense and abrasion resistant, allowing the base of the snowboard to have minimal friction with the snow. While extruded bases do not hold as much wax or slide as fast as sintered bases, they are less expensive, easier to repair and need to be waxed less frequently.
In a retail store, a snowboard made with the same materials would cost around twice the price of a Blank Snowboard. That’s because you’re also paying for retail markup, a graphic you may not even like and someone else’s sponsorship. Blank Snowboards was created to give everyone the chance to buy a high-quality snowboard at an affordable price. We weren’t sure if it was really even possible when we first started building and testing boards, but as you can see, it has become a reality.