Völkl Snowboards won the Ecological Innovation Prize of the EuroSIMA Industry Awards this year with their eco-friendly snowboards.
The boards Cashew, Yavana (2010), and Vice SQD (2011) stand for ecologically sensitive production. These snowboards have a tear-resistant hemp/linen top instead of a plastic topsheet and also have flexible wooden sidewalls instead of normal plastic ones. This alone saves more than 400 gram of plastic for every board. Additionally the use of synthetic resin and other toxic materials were reduced to a minimum. Even the base is more ecological now. It consists of 80% recycled base material and even the steel edges are made of renewable resources.
The Yavana is a classy all-rounder for slopes, parks and powder with a directional freestyle sidecut, that offers superior performance in all terrains, while Völkl Premium Carbon provides massive POP and a medium, forgiving flex. This all-rounder delivers you strong edge hold for carving but, at the same time, is soft enough for some serious jibbing! Low-key on the slope, the Rocker Shape will kick in full effect in the backcountry and on kickers. The Yavana is the perfect choice for All-Mountain freestyle ladies as it guarantees you maximum flotation in powder and fun sessions in the park!
Find out more about sustainability and eco-friendly production on the Völkl Greenpage