A Turntable Snowboard Brings the Party To the Slopes

The folks at Signal Snowboards like to experiment over the winter months with conceptual deck designs—sometimes they're practical, and sometimes they're downright crazy. And the company's latest creation, a snowboard with a built-in turntable, probably falls into that latter category. » 4/18/14 9:20am Friday 9:20am

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 enough … » 4/26/13 9:02am 4/26/13 9:02am

Can You Really 3D Print a Snowboard? (Kind Of)

Using traditional fabrication techniques the folks at Signal Snowboards have made decks from all kinds of crazy materials, including glass. But this month they're trying out a radically different fabrication technique to see if you really can make a usable snowboard with a 3D printer. » 3/21/13 10:27am 3/21/13 10:27am

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 out … » 2/12/13 10:20am 2/12/13 10:20am

6 Tools to Help Transform You Into a Super Jock of the Future

Face it, you're a nerd (you are reading Gizmodo, aren't you?). Nerds and sports have traditionally been mutually exclusive, but that's no longer the case. Technology is your friend. Here are 6 tools to make you a champ. » 8/15/11 4:00pm 8/15/11 4:00pm