Sk8 on bamboo
Old-skool skateboarders can opt for an upgrade to a 100 percent bamboo deck.
Thu, Oct 01, 2009 at 03:24 PM
CATCH SOME AIR: Bamboo SK8 boards are stronger than traditional maple and way more sustainable.
Skateboard tricks aren't just for kids, but don't even think about breaking out that old board, even if you could find it. Instead, old timer, opt for an upgrade. Bamboo SK8 makes light weight 100 percent bamboo decks (the part of the board you stand on), that are not only stronger than traditional maple they're way more sustainable, too.
Bamboo is an easily renewable grass, and unlike maple, it doesn't take 40 years to fully develop. Bamboo SK8 emphasizes its dedication to the environment beyond its use of bamboo through environmentally friendly corporate practices and membership in Action Sports Environmental Coalition. With a bamboo board, you can still really pop, and without any splinters.
Story by Nicole Zerillo. This article originally appeared in Plenty in October 2008. This story was added to MNN.com.