NetworkA Creates Custom Snowboard Gear Out of Tempered Glass

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Feb 24, 2013 • References: youtube & shockmansion
Taking one of the most notoriously fragile materials to create custom snowboard gear may sound like a crazy and reckless stunt, but that's what NetworkA is all about.

Going to Italy, the number one source of high quality glass, the team got expert glass makers to craft a special snowboard that is completely see-through along with some fittings and decals, as well as perfectly curved edges and a tempering treatment to finish. Grabbing Italian team rider Giorgio "Iannino" Morell, they hit the slopes and felt what it's like to ride on completely transparent glass.

While they ice-cold temperature and the pressure of the ride eventually cracked the glass, it was all worth it for the NetworkA team as they got to ride some surreal snowboard gear. Stats for Transparent Glass Snowboards Trending: Older & Mild
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