View Mobile Site

COOL HUNTING

show nav
View Desktop Site

COOL HUNTING

Ride's Hempbrain Snowboards

A sustainable lightweight snowboard with naturally beautiful patterns, all thanks to hemp

by Karen Day in Design on 09 July 2010

ride-hemp2.jpg ride-hemp1.jpg

In an effort to reduce weight and increase sustainability, Ride replaced the traditional plastic top sheet of their Society UL and Slackcountry UL snowboards with hemp. The Hempbrain technology uses less material overall and allows for an entirely new way of working with graphics thanks to the fabric's texture and patterns.

ride-hempbrain3.jpg

The all-mountain Slackcountry UL ($650) retains its natural hemp color while the freestyle Society UL ($600) has a matte screen print pattern over dyed black hemp. Both boards (currently available for men only) sell online from Ride.

advertisement

Get Cool Hunting delivered to your inbox every weekday morning