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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Now can they build two iPhones 4S into ski"s.
Siri: Turn left.
Siri Replies: Can't do that, no internet connection.
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.
Like, wouldn't he appreciate usability over features?
You can always take it into Starbucks.
Be rad and get laid.