11 March 2014
11 March 2014
Snowboard brand Jones Snowboards has been awarded best in class at the ISPO show in Munich, Germany, for their Ultracraft Splitboard reinforced by TeXtreme.
ISPO is an international sports business tradeshow and Oxeon says that the Jones Ultracraft Splitboard was recognised at the ISPO winter event in Munich, held February 2014, as the winner in the Action Segment Splitboard Category. ISPO Awards honour the most exceptional sporting goods developments which are selected by a neutral jury of independent sports business professionals.
“This is a huge honour for us,” said Jones Snowboards Founder, Jeremy Jones. “Our commitment to providing riders with the best, most progressive gear is what drives our brand. Knowing that the global snow sports industry finds the Ultracraft as revolutionary as we do is exciting and humbling.”
Oxeon explains that TeXtreme Technology is used in products requiring weight savings, improved strength and stiffness. It says TeXtreme is a unique kind of reinforcement primarily produced using carbon fibre. It claims that products reinforced by TeXtreme in general achieve weight savings of about 20-30% on the finished product compared to when using conventional carbon fibre reinforcements.
“We are proud to have contributed to such a respectable award-winning product that Jones Snowboards has put to market. This adds to the long list of strong brands and winning products built using TeXtreme, all contributing to the ongoing success of this unique technology”, said Henrik Blycker, CEO of Oxeon – makers of TeXtreme.
Photo provided by Oxeon
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