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Signal Snowboards Honor Steve Jobs With the iShred

Every third Thursday, the guys at Signal Snowboards make a custom (and a little off-the-wall) board to push the limits of snowboard design. This month, the guys built iShred, an aluminum-based board with a built-in iPad 2 and a light-up wi-fi beacon.

The board turned out to be much more difficult to make than Signal had anticipated, but they got it done in the end -- though with the aluminum base, it wasn't the best board to actually ride:
The thing is like a missile -- it doesn't like to turn, but its pretty fast and heavy... it's like a lead weight. It's probably the heaviest board I've ridden. I give it a negative review on turnability.
Signal said they wanted to honor "the man who inspired and built products that almost every snowboarder we know loves and uses in their daily lives."


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37 months ago
Cool
Now can they build two iPhones 4S into ski"s.

Siri: Turn left.

Siri Replies: Can't do that, no internet connection.

Crash. :eek:
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago

I don't mean to be a downer, as the board is kinda nifty. But doesn't this seem like the opposite of the kind of board Jobs would have appreciated?



Like, wouldn't he appreciate usability over features?


It's not the sort of thing Jobs would have approved as a product, but it is almost certainly the sort of creative prototyping that he would have approved of. After all, if you never try something completely new, you'll never create something that nobody else has created yet.
Rating: 6 Votes
37 months ago
i would buy one and i don't even snowboard
Rating: 5 Votes
37 months ago
That snowboard is sooooo sick!! :D
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago
I don't mean to be a downer, as the board is kinda nifty. But doesn't this seem like the opposite of the kind of board Jobs would have appreciated?

The thing is like a missile -- it doesn't like to turn, but its pretty fast and heavy... it's like a lead weight. It's probably the heaviest board I've ridden. I give it a negative review on turnability.


Like, wouldn't he appreciate usability over features?
Rating: 3 Votes
37 months ago
That thing is really nice and what a way to honor SJ and Apple! Nice work!
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago
so cool -

and to those who didn't watch the whole thing beyond the credits - a girl admires the ipad at the top of a slope, and he asks if he can get her phone number for his ipad contact's page!
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago

i would buy one and i don't even snowboard


You can always take it into Starbucks.
Be rad and get laid.
Magic. :apple:
Rating: 2 Votes
37 months ago
Love it!
Rating: 1 Votes
37 months ago
Sweet. Look rad on the slopes and get laid.
Rating: 1 Votes

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