Rossignol is using basalt fibers as a construction reinforcement in their skis and snowboards. As quoted from Rossignol’s website … “stronger and lighter than fiberglass and with more elasticity than carbon, BASALT fibers enhance power and stability while removing vibrations.”
Also used in Rossignol’s snowboard laminate, basalt is stronger and lighter in weight than fiberglass with more elasticity than carbon. Basalt enhances board feel, power and stability while absorbing impacts and vibrations.
Basalt fibers are also included along the edges of the core with Kevlar for incredible stability at high speed and enhanced edge grip.
Check out this video from Absolute-Snow.co.uk