Style and Design 2017: 41 Items That Are Changing the Way We Live

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Move Over, Carbon Fiber. Bamboo Is King

Move Over, Carbon Fiber. Bamboo Is King

Before aluminum, bamboo was actually a go-to material used to make sporting equipment. A Colorado company is going back to basics, starting with ski poles and now its first SUP paddle. Made to order from Calcutta bamboo, the Grass Sticks SUP Paddle is stronger than concrete under compression, won't kink or snap like aluminum, is lightweight and warm in the hand, and sustainable. We also like the way the bamboo subtly flexes as you paddle. [$219 each;]

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