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Design & Construction

Designing a Snowboard

There are three main areas that are important to consider when constructing a well-made snowboard: weight, torsional stiffness and vibration damping.

Constructing a Snowboard

Although many manufacturers differ in technique and material when constructing a snowboard, they all start with a basic structure.

Basic Structure
Snowboards are composed of several layers of different materials that are molded together. Some of the most basic layers starting from the bottom of the board include:

Molding the Layers Together

Each layer of a snowboard is placed into a snowboard mold or press. A snowboard mold is similar to a large waffle iron with the exception of a shape of a snowboard. The following steps are conducted to mold the layers of the snowboard together.