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|05-18-2013 08:39 AM|
They changed the 2014 line; finally news things on arbor boards!!!!!
Maybe they found the point
|05-09-2013 09:08 PM|
|BurtonAvenger||Your original argument was that they haven't changed any tech, pointed out that they have, now your point is that they aren't eco? I think you're just trying to troll for no other reason than you're bored.|
|05-09-2013 05:58 PM|
|Tackle||I agree but I'm not saying that I'm ecofriendly, arbor does!!!|
|05-09-2013 04:50 PM|
|Sudden_Death||Dubai isn't really any less sustainable than LA. With the centralized shipping as well as likely less travel for any component pieces I don't see this really raising their footprint by all that much. Unless you ride a poplar you grew, chopped and shaped yourself that you tie yourself to with hemp and only wax it with beeswax and hike for your turns (including getting to the mountain) then there really isn't anything ecofriendly about this sport.|
|05-09-2013 01:54 PM|
Arbor is changing a lot but not tha boards; the choice of Dubai is a bad choice for a Eco friendly factory.
Voila the point!!!
|05-05-2013 07:44 PM|
Originally Posted by Tackle View Post
|05-05-2013 06:24 PM|
Originally Posted by blunted_nose View Post
Dubai is no more random than having boots or bindings made in China. Or having outerwear that is made in Mexico (I think there used to be snowboards manufactured in Mexico as well).
It is pure and simple economic feasibility. Except for a handful of companies (Mervin, NS, Smokin', Niche, etc.), most snowboard brands cannot afford to have them built in BC, Colorado or Austria. It might also be worth mentioning that an even smaller fraction of those companies actually get their source materials for their boards in North America.
If you read the article I linked to previously, Dubai actually makes sense. Granted it is not the first place you think of when you think of manufacturing snowboards.
|05-05-2013 06:09 PM|
|Tackle||BurtonA did you find my point?????|
|05-05-2013 05:52 PM|
Boards should be made in A) British Columbia B) Colorado C) Austria D) i dont know what im typing.
haha. dubai. what a random place to build boards.
|05-04-2013 04:49 PM|
Originally Posted by RockyMTNsteeze View Post
As someone from the PNW, until Mervin gives me a reason not to buy their boards, I will support the local businesses in my area.
Also just to be clear. Arbor does not own the factory. They contract the factory to build boards for them. Like Elan many other company's will have their boards built there. It is an OEM factory. The employees probably will be hired locally.
Though what I find most interesting is several people posting about Dubai's alleged human rights record. Most, if not all of us, who snowboard, buy boots and bindings that are most likely manufactured in China, which is not most definitely known as a bastion of human rights, nor are the other places some of the equipment we purchase are made. If your looking for gear that is made in places with pristine human rights records, you're going to be riding barefoot without bindings.
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