How the Snowboard Company Changed the World
Ski boards are an essential part of any modern ski trip, but few things are more beloved than the sound of the wind blowing through the trees and snow.
It’s why the board has such an enduring appeal and why it’s such a huge part of American culture.
It makes us feel like we are part of a family, a family with an appreciation for all things woody.
The history of snowboarding has always been a story of the men and women who brought woody things to life and helped shape our culture, says Dave Kosten, co-founder of The Woodstock Experience, a nonprofit that raises awareness about woody products and crafts.
“Woody is a very important part of our history because it’s a very good symbol for survival, for growth and for the survival of our species,” he says.
It’s an idea that is incredibly appealing, and it has to be.
When you start thinking about wood, it’s like, ‘Okay, this is a great symbol, let’s make it our way of life.’
“If you start to think about wood as a product and not just a thing to make, then it’s an easy thing to get swept up in.
You feel like you are part or part of the family.”
The Woodstock experience is an ongoing effort that’s trying to build a global network of wood enthusiasts, a group that’s growing by the day.
The organization is a collaboration between a woodshop and a ski resort, and the idea is to bring people together to learn and share what wood can do for them.
With the support of Woodstock Inc., the organization hosts classes and workshops, which are free and open to the public.
The goal is to teach people the history of wood and to encourage them to keep it in mind when making their own boards.
When the Woodstock program launched in 2013, there were just two companies producing boards and skis.
Now, more than 30 companies produce wood products and over 60,000 people are learning about them.
Kostelanich says he believes that if people were exposed to the benefits of wood products, they would be more open to building something out of them.
“Woods are a wonderful, healthy way to make things,” he said.
There are other benefits to wood, too.
It reduces environmental impact, and for Kosteelanach, it helps keep his business growing.
“[Wood] is one of the few products we use in our lives that doesn’t pollute the environment, but it also doesn’t have to,” he explains.
“It doesn’t require any other chemicals, no other chemicals to be used in making it.
So, I think that’s a really important thing for us to be able to make these products that we can all be proud of.”
Woods also make for a great alternative to traditional board games like dominoes and roulette, and they can be used to decorate a deck, and if you have the budget, you can create a custom board that’s perfect for your event.
Kesten is also excited about the possibility of a future where wood products become a staple in the world of art and design.
Wood is the best wood, he says, because it can be cut to make all kinds of things.