Every Third Thursday: Burying a snowboard made from a tree to hot-press it

ETT coming in hot!

Every Third Thursday has finally returned! And what better way to kick off season 5 than with a camping trip to Mt. Hood. But you know Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew wouldn't do it in normal fashion. They actually post up at a backwoods snowboarder’s camp with the goal of building a snowboard using foraged materials and a hand dug dirt press. This snowboard is the definition of local with the crew gathering materials from the surrounding forest to build the core of the snowboard. The real challenge comes when it’s time to press all these materials together to seal the layers. Will they be able to cure the board using hot coals and a shallow dirt mold? We’ll find out as the board is put to the test high above on the glaciated snowfield at Mt. Hood’s Timberline Resort.

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