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Anniversary Series of snowboards with basalt fiber for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

A limited edition Anniversary Series from Mikey Franco devoted to the 50th anniversary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort features several models with basalt fiber.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

These are two handcrafted boards that go under the name Whitebark Pine Swallowtail for the unique shape of the tailpiece. The boards are made with eco-friendly bio-resins, basalt fiber and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort sourced beetle-killed Whitebark Pine. Both boards feature an engraved GPS location telling where the Whitebark Pine tree was harvested, as well as the resort’s 50th anniversary logo. The length of the Man’s version of Whitebark Pine Swallowtail is 160 cm while the Woman’s one is 150 cm.

Both boards feature an engraved GPS location telling where the Whitebark Pine tree was harvested, as well as the resort’s 50th anniversary logo. The length of the Man’s version of Whitebark Pine Swallowtail is 160 cm while the Woman’s one is 150 cm.

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A limited edition Whitebark Pine Swallowtail is the only one in the Anniversary Series with basalt fiber composite. Due to the special design, these boards are equally convenient to ride in powder and to carve on hardpack.

Mickey Franco is not the first to use basalt fiber in the snowboards. Such well-known manufacturers of winter sports equipment as Fischer and Rossignol, have introduced basalt fiber in the new season’s models.

Companies: ROSSIGNOL

Industries: Ecology, Sports, Leisure & Recreation

Terms: Composite materials

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