Making snowboards by hand is a beautiful process

Here's a video that shows the full custom build process for Kindred Snowboards. They plan the design, get the wood, glue parts together, shave it down, add materials, press it together, clean up the edges and do so many things to one board that it may sound boring when you read it but is incredibly riveting to watch. » 9/16/14 12:44am 9/16/14 12:44am

A Snowboard With Headlights Keeps You On the Slopes All Night Long

There are very few sports you can't play at night, thanks to the magic of gigantic stadium floodlights. But if your hunt for fresh powder leads you to the dark side of the mountain after the sun has set, careening down the slopes blind is a terrible idea. So the ever-innovative folks at Signal Snowboards decided a… » 5/15/14 3:01pm 5/15/14 3:01pm

A Recyclable Cardboard Snowboard That Redefines Shredding

Signal Snowboards has made a name for itself—at least outside of snowboarding circles—with its experiments using unorthodox materials to make decks. The company's glass snowboard was surprisingly resilient on the slopes, as is its latest creation which was actually made from recyclable corrugated cardboard. » 2/20/14 2:20pm 2/20/14 2:20pm

Nike's Latest Snowboarding Boot Fits Right In at the Tron Chalet

First and foremost, a good pair of snowboarding boots should get you down a slope safely and with a good measure of comfort. But Nike also wants you to be noticed, particularly if you're competing and need to impress a bunch of judges. So with its latest snowboarding boot—the LunarENDOR QS—Nike's enhanced its iconic… » 11/19/13 10:00am 11/19/13 10:00am

A Self-Propelled Snowboard Makes Going Uphill Just as Fun

When Archimedes thought up his revolutionary water-pumping screw, little did he know that one day a group of high school students in Lyon, France would find a better use for his design. Their Propul-Surf uses a pair of horizontally-mounted screws to push a snowboard through the snow when gravity doesn't provide… » 4/26/13 9:02am 4/26/13 9:02am

A Snowboard With a Handbrake Lets Amateurs Safely Learn To Carve

Strapping your feet to a board and then sliding down a snow-covered hill requires skills that most humans aren't born with. So to make it just a little easier for novices to learn how to snowboard, Australia's Streetboardz has created a board with a built-in handbrake that lets riders easily stop before things get… » 2/12/13 10:20am 2/12/13 10:20am

Fly Fishing Snowboard Bridges Summer and Winter Pursuits

Those who like to stay active all year long probably have a basement filled with gear that can only be used during certain parts of the year. So the folks at Signal Snowboards decided to build something that could be enjoyed whether it was balmy or snowy outside with this versatile fly fishing snowboard. » 8/21/12 9:20am 8/21/12 9:20am