Bamboo And Soy Improve Surfing


Discovery News takes a look at the new wave in surfboard construction. New materials, such as bamboo decks & fins, linseed oil resins and UV curing, offer alternatives to the conventional toxic materials going into surfboard production.

"Surfboards of the past have been sort of surfing's dirty little secret" admits Ned McMahon – General Manager/Partner of HomeBlown US, a San Diego, CA maker of surfboard blanks. Instead, Homeblown is swapping out Swaps out toxic materials with natural products such as using biofoam, which is 50% soy, for the foam blanks.

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