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The eight main materials in a snowboard are: Rubber Foil; Resin System (glue); Resin System (glue); Metal edges; Fiber glass or epoxy; top sheet with printed graphics; plastic base; steel inserts; wood or foam core. For more info: http://www.abc-of-snowboarding.com/snowboards/materials-and-construction.asp

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