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
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
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,
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.