Sunday, March 21, 2010
Over the years, snowboarding has become a very popular winter sport. The Olympics and X-games have made snowboarding popular all over the world. Today’s snowboards start out with a wooden core. Fiberglass is attached to the wooden core for flexibility. The bottom of the board is a polyethylene material which allows the board to glide over snow at high speeds. Some snowboarders put wax on the polyethylene to go even faster. Steel and rubber are placed on the edges of the board around the fiberglass. This allows the snowboarder to turn and stop. A topsheet, usually consisting of a plastic material, is then placed on the board. The art is placed on the topsheet. The development of snowboards has improved because of advances in technology.