Is Bamboo good for skateboards?
When skateboarding surpassed flooring as one of the major contributors to maple deforestation, our mission became to explore other ways of making skateboards. Bamboo not only aids in creating better boards, but is also a socially responsible choice.
What is the best type of wood for skateboards?
Maple wood is an ideal wood type for skateboards; it is flexible, yet durable, allowing it to be easily shaped without sacrificing strength. It’s still the most common material used for skateboard decks. Even within maple decks, the amount of ply can vary.
Is there any anime about skateboarding?
After being teased last week, Aniplex announced that the Hiroko Utsumi and Bones collaboration TV anime series will be SK8 the Infinity, a “Youth Skateboard Race Anime.” The airing date was revealed alongside the main staff members and the first trailer for the heelflip of an anime series.
Do bamboo boards break easily?
The Bamboo will flex and keep flexing and you won’t have to worry about any cracking. It is also a lot more environmentally friendly than Maple. Bamboo grows rapidly and quickly.
Why is bamboo so expensive?
Bamboo is expensive mostly because it’s difficult to propagate and it is a slow grower. The larger the specimen, the more expensive because it took more time and care to get it to that size. It is so expensive!!
Why don’t we use more bamboo?
It grows extremely fast and easily and it is also very strong. If we used bamboo for everything it would cut down on deforestation by a WIDE margin.
Is 7 ply maple good for a skateboard?
The bonding of multiple sheets of wood allows the deck to flex under pressure making it resistant to breaks, responsive to your movements, and lightweight. Virtually all modern skateboards are made using 7 to 9-ply maple construction (7 to 9 thin sheets of maple wood).