improve your riding
The initial idea behind creating silbærg was to combine the passion and the lifestyle of snowboarding with academic research. Already in 2006, a group of students and scientific assistants at Chemnitz University of Technology gathered in order to channel their creative visions, ambition and dedication to improve the performance of snowboards.
The main feature of silbærg Snowboards is the all new ALD-Technology which combines the riding characteristics of camber and rocker snowboards!
While carving, the snowboard bends due to the side cut radius, and the edge is pushed about 1 mm into the snow, which noticeably increases stability and improves grip. You carve like a knife!
While doing a boardslide, the edges are lifted about 2 mm from the rail. This reduces the wear on the edges and provides a much safer sliding experience. You slide like on butter!
This new riding experience is a result of the latest innovations in lightweight structure research by using a completely new design of the fibre placement throughout the board that differs extremely from the normally used Bi-, Tri-, or Quad-ax reinforcement. We have engineered three levels of our anisotropic layer design that we call ALD, ALD Pro and ALD Pro carbon. Thereby the ALD series is our beginner level with a reduced edge effect for getting in touch with our boards. The ALD Pro-Series provides an unbelievable edge effect by using glass fibres for creating the top and bottom boom, so you can really improve your riding. Our High End Technology is called ALD Pro carbon that uses carbon fibres for getting the best edge effect in combination with a reduced weight regarding the ALD Pro-Series.
The unique ALD-Technology was developed as part of Dipl.-Wi.-Ing. Jörg Kaufmann’s promotion and in a close relationship with the head of the Institute of Lightweight Structures and Sports Technology of the Chemnitz University of Technology, Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Lothar Kroll.
The resulting German patent application DE102007055532A1 is sponsored by the BMWi in the project "SachsenPatent" of the Chemnitz University of Technology on the basis of decisions of the German Bundestag.