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Biocomposite Skateboards and Mugs: Durable, Waterproof and 100% Recyclable
Biocomposite Skateboards and Mugs: Durable, Waterproof and 100% Recyclable
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The Uitto Biocomposite Skateboard is a fun-loving, eco-friendly cruiser. It's neither the stiffest, smallest nor the lightest board on the market, but rather an intentional compromise to create a board as adaptable as possible. We designed it to be forgiving and smooth, while enabling tricks and rougher riding.

 

 

 

 

Biocomposite brings the traditional wooden board into this day and age. Without sacrificing build integrity or quality, biocomposite boards are highly ecological, being fully recyclable and non-toxic. They weather the elements, moisture and temperature superiorly to traditional skateboards.

 

 

Waterproof Our boards are resistant to moisture and water. 

Warp proof Our boards do not warp, deform or delaminate. 

100% Recyclable Our boards are recyclable and non-toxic. They can be made into new boards, by grinding them back to granulates and remolding them. Our Biocomposite material is safe, it is even used to make dishware. 

Wood fibers Our boards consist of wood fibers sourced sustainably from nordic forests where the rate of tree growth outweighs the rate of forestry.

Integrated risers Our boards have risers as part of their structure to improve response and adjust flex. 

Unique pattern No two boards look the same because of the flow of natural fibers in the molding process.

 

 

 

 

The deck itself comes in three colors: bark, moss and stone. Thanks to the organic flow of the substance during manufacture, each individual board has its own unique pattern.

Our Uitto "Ride-On-Rough" 59mm 80a -wheels provide a smooth ride, even on rougher surfaces. Still, they’re hard enough to sneak in the occasional power slide!

We use standard 5" hanger trucks, and the decks include integrated risers compatible with any standard skateboarding trucks or wheels. With our boards, wheel bite won’t be an issue.

 

 

 

 

 

We are ready to start the production of Uitto Biocomposite skateboards. Uitto designs are done to the smallest detail, prototypes and testing is done and everything is ready to go at our partner factory in Kontiolahti, Finland. Only fine-tuning of the production mold is left to be done so that at the end of the campaign board production will begin and the Uitto skateboards will ship to backers by the end of October.

 

We need your help to finance the mold and our first production run of the boards. Precision machining of the molds out of solid steel and ramping up production is costly. But more than money, we need you to get the word out. Our vision is to change the way skateboards are made. So please share, tweet, tag, like and tell your friends! We are more than grateful for every kind word supporting our mission.

UITTO n. Finnish (engl. Log driving): a means of moving logs from a forest to sawmills downstream using the current of a river. It was the main transportation method of the early logging industry in Northern Europe.

We at Uitto Boards aim to bring this experience into the 21st century. We ride pieces of wood and stand sideways in the current just like they did a century ago. We make our boards with the utmost attention to detail, using the old way of doing things right, with the latest in material technology. Get the best of both worlds and enjoy the feeling of timber under your feet that is Uitto Boards.

We've been making skateboards and skimboards for several years at our workshop near Helsinki, Finland.

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are always challenges when ramping up the production of new
products. Our prototypes are near identical to the production model.
The only differentiator in the manufacturing process is the mold. If the mold
needs more fine-tuning than anticipated it could push the shipping date.

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    BIOCOMPOSITE MUG

    Uitto Biocomposite Mug

    3 color options: Bark (brown), Moss (green), Stone (black)

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    KICKSTARTER DECK

    Uitto Biocomposite Deck
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    Two Uitto Biocomposite Skateboard completes
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    RETAIL PACK

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    10x Uitto Biocomposite Skateboard completes with a presentation stand.
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