Makboard Snowboard

As if shredding the mountain on a resin snowboard wouldn’t turn enough heads, try doing it on a clear resin board. Makboard, a new player in the snowsports market, touts this odd creation as an affordable, “high-performing” snowboard option that also helps keep waste out of landfills.

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Makboard in action

The $300 snowboard — which has no metal edges, weighs 9 pounds, and comes in one size only, 157cm — is made of makrolon, a super tough polymer resin that’s reportedly used in fighter jet cockpit canopies, bulletproof windows, goggle lenses and helmets. The material happens to be 100 percent recyclable, to boot.

The back of the board has two holes that, besides throwing snow in a rooster tail, are said to reduce drag, increase speed and provide stability. With a mildly shaped tri-hull design, the Makboard is built primarily for powder and soft corduroy.

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The Makboard, which is made in the USA, is currently available for $300. www.makboard.com

—Ryan Dionne

Posted by Gary Atherton - 12/09/2009 12:35 PM

Does it have metal edges? Does it need to be waxed?

Posted by jpea - 12/09/2009 01:16 PM

apparently no metal edges. Makralon? http://www.makboard.com/faqs.php
and no hot waxing, just rub-on

Posted by Steve Krcmar - 12/09/2009 04:04 PM

boards that are totally recyclable? good. but the prospect of a board without edges is scary. do they offer a reason they decided to go without ‘em? and the fact that these guys use a single material, instead of multiple materials means one of two things: they found the miracle fiber OR they created a high-tech version of wooden skis of more than a century ago.

Posted by ellejoelle - 12/25/2009 06:57 PM

So can you ride switch on a makboard? It seems like there are holes in the back but not the front- how does that affect the switch ride?

Posted by Paulman100 - 02/19/2010 06:11 PM

The site suggests that the Board can be sharpened on the edges and the poly is capable of holding an edge much like steel. I don’t doubt the possibility.

Posted by Les McGuffey - 04/24/2010 01:15 PM

I want to buy one, but the website and phone number don’t work.

Posted by anichols05 - 10/28/2010 06:05 AM

Can they be used in the terrain park? or just in the powder and mountains?

Posted by Junnie - 01/18/2011 02:36 AM

I have a Mak and the only thing good about the board is that it looks cool and that’s about it. Yes you can tune the edges but if you get a gash on the edge you are pretty much toast. As far as waxing…You pretty much have to do it every other run unless you are having an all powder run day. Here is the kicker, by definition a snowboard without a metal edge is considered a saucer and not a board. I’ve ridden my Mak in a few of the resorts in Tahoe and 3 out of the 5 resorts they pulled me aside to have a chat with me. Just not worth the hassle.

Posted by zach crawford - 02/16/2011 04:20 PM

i have a makboard it came from my dads shop to get mine my dad works at lexilight.

Posted by Engineer - 04/02/2011 03:07 PM

“3 out of 5 resorts pulled me aside…”
Out of curiosity, what did they chat with you about? The lack of a metal edge?

Posted by Will - 04/08/2011 12:48 PM

Nice to see people are still interested in this board 3 years later. It seems like an excellent board to goof around with. Junnie, do you feel the board is worthless on groomed mountains. Ice Coast riding

Posted by duzhe - 10/20/2011 11:47 PM

I have this board.
however, my board do not have and holes for binding system.
How can I drill the hole on the board ? what should I do ?!?! I wanto to ride it.
best regards
d

Posted by brittani - 11/03/2011 10:33 PM

i would like to buy a makboard where can i buy one.

Posted by nick - 03/22/2012 06:00 PM

im super interested in buying one, the store has went out of business, but anyone with one please sell me it!
n_weitzel@hotmail.com
please!

Posted by danny - 10/02/2012 11:59 AM

i really like this board how do i get one? i never since anything like it :-) so pls could you help me out. if you really wanna help me. look for me on face book my name is burton stagen.ty

Posted by Robert Brown - 02/18/2013 11:09 PM

Hey i have a makboard that would sell for 250. Only rode it 1 time but dont board any more. if your interested txt me at 8477211672

Posted by Sarah Barrack - 07/12/2013 03:52 AM

Hey Robert Brown.

Has anyone bought your board yet? I’m very interested!
Email me – sarahbarrack@hotmail.com

Thanks

Posted by Leo - 10/03/2013 12:55 PM

I was a Snowboard Instructor at Squaw Valley Ski Corp for several years and these guys convienced me to try this board in 09. I loved to carve and this board on groom carved so incredibly it whipped me around in the tightest carve I ever experianced. Sure waxing every other run was required but so is tightening your bindings so why not. I still have mine… I thought it might have had bullet proof properties and found out it did not (9mm round at 20’ penitrated and exited in a slightly different direction…).

Posted by david - 12/13/2013 12:42 AM

I have a makboard, It’s a fun board in the powder. Road it for 2 seasons, and now I’m ready to sell it, if anyone is interested let me know.

d.lira@yahoo.com

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