We are a family owned business, and we are passionate about longboarding.

We are located in sunny Maricopa, Arizona.

We specialize in "green", environmentally friendly, unique & beautiful Longboards, for everyone.

Here at Legacy, we have been bitten by the "bamboo bug"!

We have found that bamboo is not only a "plant" it is a way of life.

It seems to us, that anyone who get's involved with bamboo becomes passionate about it - it is contagious!

Bamboo is such a beautiful and useful plant, not to mention an ecologically friendly material.

Bamboo is a wonderful material to be used for making longboards.

It is strong, yet flexible. And makes a beautiful board.

And it's great to know that when  harvesting bamboo, no old growth forests are touched, and no trees are cut. So when you buy bamboo, you can feel good about it!

Bamboo is also versatile with a short growth cycle. It can be harvested in 3-5 years versus 10-50 years for most softwoods and hardwoods. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on this planet. It grows one third faster than the fastest growing tree. Some species grow as much as four feet a day. Thanks to its rapid growth, the yield (weight per acreage and year) is up to 25 times higher than that of timber.

Bamboo can also be harvested and replenished with virtually no impact to the environment. It can be selectively harvested annually and is capable of regeneration without need to replant. There is a 3-5 year return on investment for a new bamboo plantation versus 8-10 years for rattan, and even longer for other timber sources.

Bamboo is a viable replacement for wood. It is one of the strongest building materials, with a tensile strength that rivals steel and weight-to-strength ratio surpassing that of graphite. It withstands up to 52,000 pounds of pressure psi. With a 10-30% annual increase in biomass versus 2-5% for trees, bamboo creates greater yields of raw material for use. One bamboo clump can produce 200 poles in the five years it takes one tree to reach maturity.

Bamboo is a critical element in the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It helps reduce the carbon dioxide gases blamed for global warming. Some bamboo even sequesters up to 12 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per hectare, which makes it an extremely efficient replenisher of fresh air. It is the fastest growing canopy for the regreening of degraded areas and generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent stand of trees.

To read more information on the wonderful benefits of using Bamboo, click here:

We hope you enjoy our site, please check back for updates, as we will be adding a link for "plank longboards". As well as other longboards made out of other renewable resources!

Take care and God bless! Thank you for visiting.

Coming soon: Longboards made from other renewable sources.. including "plank" boards!  
Email us now at: shane@legacylongboardshop.com  
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