Posts Tagged ‘bamboo’

Pinoy Bamboo

Thursday, May 13th, 2010
100% eco-friendly bamboo surfboard

100% eco-friendly bamboo surfboard

 

The million uses for bamboo never cease to amaze me. From home decor to art pieces and even skateboards, bamboo provides an eco-friendly alternative building material to traditional woods. I recently came across a Philippine surfboard company that handcrafts amazing looking boards from 100% bamboo. The Lanuza Surfing Company pays tribute to the indigenous grass by crafting an amazing looking board that is lightweight, tough, gorgeous and eco-friendly.

 

The town of Lanuza also offers some of the best surfing in all the Philippines. Eco-tourism is a huge industry there, and together with finely crafted bamboo boards the environmental circle can be called complete. To learn more about Lanuza please visit: http://bit.ly/cGadXk

Board Racks Sprouted Of Bamboo

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

 

Here is something truly unique. A wall rack for your skateboard, surfboard or snowboard constructed entirely of bamboo. What a great concept. Introducing Grass Racks. The first, and to my knowledge only, wall rack display that is 100% eco-friendly. The racks are fully adjustable, so no matter what board you will display Grass Racks can accommodate. The solid bamboo construction ensures your board will always have a sturdy base while hanging. Of course, the other unique property of these racks is their 100% bamboo form. The benefits of bamboo are enormous. First, bamboo is entirely sustainable unlike the traditional maple wood that most wall racks are made of. Bamboo is a grass and renews itself readily, and, once cut grows 4 or 5 new shoots thus making it an endless renewable resource. I always love to blog and feature eco-friendly products here. Grass Racks definitely has a place in any boarders home. To learn more about these fantastic eco-racks please visit: http://www.grassracks.com

Lincoln Is The Mann

Monday, March 29th, 2010

 

I had the virtual pleasure of meeting a young talented gentleman named Lincoln Mann from Baltimore, MD a few weeks ago. What makes Lincoln special is his passion for skateboarding coupled with his graphic design ability that sets him apart from the crowd. Ever since he was a young kid he was fascinated with skateboarding and quickly took to the streets to perfect his talents.

 

Lincoln currently attends college and is studying graphic design and media. Perhaps one day we’ll be riding a deck designed by Lincoln himself. His skating style can best be described as an open book as he readily accepts new challenges and skating options and just lets his body flow and sees where his skating takes him. According to Lincoln, “I’m always open to options and ideas to make my skating better and I like to learn. The more you know the more versatile you are.”

 

Lincoln also recognizes the benefits of using eco-friendly skateboards. In fact, he is currently sponsored by the BambooSk8 Eco Tribe on Hookit.com, a company that specializes in creating lightweight, strong, earth friendly, sustainable skateboards. To learn more about Lincoln and BambooSk8 please visit:  http://bit.ly/at2Vl1   &   http://bit.ly/9L4Oiy

And Bamboo For All

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Recently, a wave of 100% totally sustainable eco-friendly products made their way onto BoardJoy’s online marketplace. We totally love and support these types of products, specifically the ones made of bamboo. No one can argue that a board made of bamboo is not one of the most perfect ways to advance any board sport. After all, bamboo grows fast, is not a tree, rather a grass, and it grows like one. Many species of bamboo can grow two feet or more a day. When it’s harvested, it need not be replanted, because it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system. It renews itself readily, unlike hardwood trees, which, once cut, are gone forever. For example, Canadian Maple trees take around 40-60 years to mature before they can be cut down while bamboo is an endless renewable resource. To me this sounds like the only way to mass-produce boards for any extreme sport. Check them out here: http://www.boardjoy.com/?s=bamboo

Boards Sprouted Of Bamboo

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

What do you get when you combine a socially responsible company with environmental awareness? You get Bamboo Sk8. Recently, I had the virtual pleasure of chatting with Geoff Koboldt of Bamboo Sk8. A skateboard company not like most out there because of Bamboo Sk8’s unique product line. As you may have already guessed Bamboo Sk8’s chief product is a skateboard made from 70% to 100% bamboo. Of course the benefits of bamboo are enormous. First, bamboo is entirely sustainable unlike the traditional maple wood that most skateboards are made of. Bamboo is a grass and renews itself readily, and, once cut grows 4 or 5 new shoots thus making it an endless renewable resource. Construction of these bamboo boards are also done using water based glues helping protect the air we all breathe and reducing the amount of VOC’s.

 

The people at Bamboo Sk8 seem to be doing all the right personal things as well, from helping out the local community by introducing an after school skateboard program to sponsoring various charities including the Action Sports Environmental Coalition, World Wildlife Fund, Musicares, Tony Hawk Foundation and many more. Bamboo Sk8 has even donated decks to a variety of orphanages and charities from India to Brazil to Compton.

 

So for a truly unique product that performs and is environmentally responsible, look no further than Bamboo Sk8. Check them out here: http://www.bamboosk8.com

 

PS – The boards look really great too.

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