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Every Third Thursday Season 5 – The Vinyl Snowboard

Every Third Thursday - Season 5

  1. Nature Made Snowboard Press
  2. The World's Longest Snowboard?
  3. Programmable Snowboard
  4. The Snowboard That Skates
  5. The Surf Stringer Snowboard
  6. Mr Fun Snurfer
  7. The Vinyl Snowboard
  8. The $100 DIY Snowboard
  9. John Jackson Pro-model

Record Store Day celebrations set the theme for this month’s Every Third Thursday – and Dave Lee’s paying tribute to the re-growth of the classic format by grabbing a whole bunch of Vinyl from Rainbow Records’ recycling facility – and getting to work on crafting them into a new beast altogether.

An unlikely repurposing – we wouldn’t be the first to take the fragile discs that usually grace turntables and make a snowboard – but that’s the whole idea behind Signal’s series, and in fairness, their efforts aren’t without reward.

The new deck – comprised of two layers of records, resin, and two sheets of fibreglass – rips pretty well for a board without edges. Signal shred Alex Cato describes it as ‘like riding playdough’ – but still gets a good chance to put in some moves on the slushly slopes before it packs in altogether. Much like the material that it’s cut from – the ETT Vinyl snowboard is tougher than it looks…

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