This new energy-harvesting snowboard design could change the game for riders. It's so unique to the market because the system can still be powered even when there is solar coverage. The power demand is so low for the snowboard to function, that it can even be used at night.
Every rider may not need such advanced technology, but there is a lot of cool potential that comes with a design like this. Manufacturers could test their designs structurally to improve board performance.The board could also help indicate danger in the backcountry before the rider is aware. Ride data can be transferred to a cell phone multiple times per second to record speed, runs, hang-time, force on carves and GPS location. There is so much potential and has us thinking where the future of technology and snowboard design could go.