Your comment does seem quite pessimistic indeed.
Please let me know which other company in the EU makes boards like Borealis. High-quality boards with eco-friendly materials (bio-resin, basalt/no fiberglass, bamboo, FSC wood, recycled steel...).
Borealis is a tiny company which needs funds to develop itself. Making new moulds, marketing, registration to snowboard events... all this has a cost.
Therefore, it seems that crowdfunding is a good solution, beneficial to all