A More Environmentally Friendly Paddleboard is Available

by Rachel Baker on August 19, 2013

Eliminating up to 40% of toxic materials and decreasing the weight by 30%, this new Coco Mat Paddleboard is taking the sport to new heights.

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While biking near his home in Thailand, Paolo Cechetti noticed a man weaving raw coconut-husk fibers into bags. Cechetti, an engineer at the water-sports-equipment manufacturer Cobra International, is always hunting for techniques to make surfboards stronger and lighter. Typically that translates into a spin on a carbon-fiber-based core, but Cechetti decided to try using coconut fiber instead.

http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2013-07/coconut-husks-make-stronger-lighter-paddleboard

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