The idea of riding a clear snowboard like the Makboard Snowboard is exciting and original. The fact that each Makboard Clear Snowboard also happens to be made from a 100% recyclable polycarbonate and is 100% recyclable will keep the green bogeymen away. Makboard where started by Surfer, Bob Candler, who spent 15 years trying to perfect a board that gave him the same feeling of surfing, finally settling on Bayer Makrolon as the material to form the boards. Makrolon is used in jet fighter canopies, bulletproof windows, and other high performance applications where strength and durability are important. Makboards stand out because they are made from a single piece, so no more blown edges or de-laminating. Two holes in the back of the board are meant to channel snow to reduce drag, increase speed, and make the board more stable than traditional boards. And you don't have to worry about bindings, since they're compatible with traditional ones. You can buy a Makboard in one size, 157 cm, for a price of $300.
September 9, 2008 12:30 PM | Snowboarding