Have you ever just said to yourself “my snowboard is too cold!” Evidently someone at Signal did as they decided to put heating elements inside the board to allow the base to heat up. Is it practical? Probably not, but if we could cook bacon on it in the backcountry we would be all about […]
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On this month’s ETT, it’s time to “Spruce things up” with a snowboard made out of discarded Christmas trees. Dave Lee and the Signal snowboard factory crew take on this arboreal challenge utilizing the tree trunks to create the snowboard’s topsheet and core. The experimental board comes out of the presses looking ride-able, so it’s […]
By now everyone probably knows what to expect from an Every Third Thursday webisode series. Sure in recent ones the creativity to push production to new levels hasn’t been exactly what it once was, but that hasn’t stopped the crew from going about making snowboards creatively or just creative snowboards. Well this episode takes it […]
Signal Snowboard’s Dave Lee and teamrider Jake Olson-Elm get serious about ‘apres ski’ in this episode of ETT, building a functioning snowboard beer bong—the snowboarder’s version of the shotski—just in time for Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany! The build starts off at the Reichmann factory where hoses and nozzles are carefully built into the snowboard, then […]
ETT Season 4, episode 1: In the season premier of ETT, the Signal Snowboard crew attempts to use the naturally occurring deep ocean pressure to replace the role of a pneumatic press—the machinery currently used to bind the layers of a snowboard together—in production. On location in New Zealand’s Milford Sound, ETT host Dave Lee […]
The board that Thomas Magnum would load into his Ferrari and drive to the mountains with, if he wasn’t on a tropical island and living in a luxurious mansion. The 2014 Butterknife seems to just follow in the footsteps of its predecessor. Some may like this some may not, read the review for yourself.
Signal Snowboards cap an epic 2012/13 winter with a good old fashioned derby race! Paying tribute to traditional Soap Box Car races, Signal founder Dave Lee rounds up pinewood 2x4s as the foundation for these unique snowboards. The Signal crew then gets to work in the factory planing and gluing the 2x4s to create the […]
High fashion meets snowboarding in this episode of Every Third Thursday. So how will a board designed for Project Runway work on the slopes? You’ll have to watch and see.
3D printing is the way of the future. If you can make a gun from one of these why can’t you make a snowboard? Signal decided for this months episode to try and make a functional 3D printed snowboard. While it looks like it worked in powder I wonder how it would do on corduroy.
For this month’s episode, Signal Snowboards’ Founder Dave Lee leaves the factory to travel across the sea to an Italian glass factory to create a handmade glass snowboard—the most delicate build to date! The glass snowboard is cut, pressed, tempered, and ever so carefully transported to the slopes. Signal Snowboards Italian team rider Giorgio “Iannino” […]