17/04/2014 | by Yalda Walter
Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly come up with any more genius ideas, Signal Snowboards have done it again. This time, Dave Lee and the crew build and ride a snowboard made 100% from recycled paper. Yep, you read that right – paper!
Some of the ideas that the Signal dudes have come up with over the years have been pretty out there to say the least but if you’d asked us for one that we’d say would be destined to fail, building a snowboard out of paper would be it.
But heck, the guys have already pulled off a glass snowboard so paper was probably a walk in the park right?!
Seriously though, you have to watch this one to believe it…
In this month’s Every Third Thursday, Dave Lee and the Signal crew set out to make a snowboard out of a product that is basically built to fail—paper. Paper has very little structural integrity, which only worsens when it’s damp. So it makes perfect sense to try to make this material into a weight bearing, torsion tortured, snow-sliding device with the help of the crew at Ernest Packaging. Dave meets up with Signal teamrider Melissa Riitano and Morrison Hsieh at Copper Mountain in Colorado to see if this board can take the punishment—how many runs do you think they’ll get out it—one run, two? On the upside this “paper shredder” is totally recyclable!