Fun in the snow with polyurethane
One fine winter's day in 1929, Jack Burtchett, a keen American skier, climbed a snow-covered hill with a wooden board under his arm. Having reached the top, Jack stood on the board and slid down the hill. The sport of snowboarding was born.
Since then snowboards have changed considerably, and today's versions are lighter, faster and more controllable, so that even a beginner can master them with a bit of skill and training. This progress is largely due to one single material: polyurethane. Today's snowboard has integral skin polyurethane foam inside, warranting excellent mechanical stability, good shock absorbency and a long lifetime even in the lowest temperatures. Baydur® is the material of choice for snowboards.