Skateboarding

Sustainable Bamboo Skateboards

BambooSK8 makes “green” skateboards with a high- performance design. Bamboo is more sustainable than maple, the most common wood used to make skate decks.
The reason it’s so much more sustainable is how fast bamboo grows. Some species have been recorded growing up to 39 in within a day, so fast you could practically sit there and watch it grow. Bamboo takes 2-6 years to mature enough to be cut for timber whereas maple, on the other hand, can take up to 40 years before it is mature enough to cut down.

bamboosk8

Here’s a few more reasons from their website:
“It grows fast.
•Bamboo is not a tree—it’s 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, often 4 to 5 new shoots.
•It renews itself readily, unlike hardwood trees, which, once cut, are gone forever. Canadian Maple trees take around 40-60 years to mature before they can be cut down. Bamboo is an endless renewable resource.
•According to the Science Channel (January 2008, Episode 7 – “Invention Nation”), skateboarding has replaced flooring as the #1 contributor to deforestation of maple trees in North America.”

bamboo sk8

Aside from the fact that they’re sustainable, the natural bamboo grain is really beautiful but even if you want to get one of their custom designed skate decks, at around $30 you’re not going to break the bank.

bamboo sk8

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

More in Skateboarding

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 11.36.02 AM

Toms Traveler Glasses are Indestructible!

skatemagJune 30, 2015
Mighty Healthy Street Wear

Get Mighty Fresh For Spring with the Mighty Healthy SS15 Collection

skatemagApril 14, 2015
Spitfire5

SPITFIRE X VOLCOM RELEASED

skatemagMarch 3, 2015
Tinlid has made this possible. Everytime you purchase a THRIVE hat, Tinlid will plant a tree through the National Forest Foundation.

Check out these Sick Strapbacks from Tinlid Hat Co.

skatemagJanuary 14, 2015
Skateboarding Magazine T Shirt

New Skateboarding Magazine T-Shirts Available

skatemagNovember 26, 2014
Screen Shot 2015-02-12 at 11.37.26 PM

Skateboarders VS The Drunk Guy in Portland

skatemagOctober 27, 2014
a2

Nice Shades: Converse Cons All Star Sun Glasses

skatemagOctober 24, 2014
Screen Shot 2015-02-13 at 3.26.58 PM

INCASE FORMS THE “SYNDCT”

skatemagAugust 14, 2014
image003

Brain Probe: Bob Gnar

Michael WiltzAugust 13, 2014

Skateboarding Magazine is a project by Tony Owen, Anomaly LLC Design