3 year warranties, what a great idea right, why doesn’t everyone do it? They use “state of the art” equipment to make technologically advanced boards don’t they? The truth of the matter is that even if you used steel I beam’s to make your snowboards there would still be a kid out there who could break it. Companies have generally taken 2 approaches to board breakers.
- Overbuild your boards and in an attempt to make them last through the 1 or 2 year warranty, even though the heavier stiffer board causes the ride to suffer.
- Produce huge volumes of boards and cut corners to reduce costs so that they can afford to warranty a significant but predetermined number of them.
Both of these options violate the core beliefs at Smokin: create the best snowboards possible and support snowboarding. We have invested countless hours into making boards withstand the abuse from our toughest critics, our team. No one has less remorse for a broken snowboard than a team guy, and that’s just the way we like. In the past they have inspired us to use harder bases, thicker edges, and handpicked wood. With their help, we have taken snowboard durability to the next level : we are proud to introduce VDFLU.
We created VDFLU (Variable Density Fiberglass Layup) to take the heaviest of beatings, the flattest of landings, to give board breakers something to fear. VDFLU is a new proprietary glass layup technique that strategically disburses impact over more axis only where it is needed. We have engineered the glass layup to be stronger, have more pop, and last longer without adding weight or stiffness to the board. In our R&D testing, VDFLU boards are 1.54 times stronger than ever before and on hill they feel more lively without any added bulk. 3 year warranties for boards that last: it just makes more sense.