I bought some Bamboo flooring a few years ago and part of it’s appeal was it’s green credentials, so I was very interested in this article on bamboo skateboards I came across over at the Inhabitat website. According to the Science Channel “…skateboards have replaced furniture as the leading contributor to maple deforestation”.
I remember that the shop I bought my flooring from telling me bamboo is stronger than oak but, as it’s a grass, crops in 4 to 6 years. I wonder how they are to skate though? That’s the real test, would be interesting to see if they are able to replace maple boards, that would have a massive impact on the US skate industry.