Snowboarding is the ideal way to discover beautiful mountain spots. For Dupraz Snowboards, designing and manufacturing boards goes hand in hand with a respectful attitude and a civic commitment to preserve the planet.
For example, the brand entrusts its production exclusively to partners located in Europe. In this way, it preserves regional know-how and promotes the use of local raw materials (in particular wood from neighbouring forests).
This approach, which is totally at odds with current market trends, limits CO2 emissions since the materials will not go around the world x times before arriving in the stores.
To reduce its impact on the environment and people, the materials used are also chosen according to strict criteria (glue that does not release toxic volatile compounds, water-based inks, etc.).
The entire production unit has been aware of these issues for many years and has implemented recycling processes (e.g. closed machine cooling circuit for water recycling).
Let's face it: all the skis and snowboards on the market as they are manufactured today are terrible from an environmental point of view as well as from a recycling point of view: composite assemblies still use far too many petroleum-based products: the fibreglass, the side edges, the top coverings and of course the soles all come from petroleum. The quality of the assemblies allows us to obtain the performance and reliability we know, the downside being that we don't know how to re-dissociate them for recycling.
For Serge Dupraz, this requirement concerning the design of his boards also means choosing to offer an optimized range (but with high performance boards on all types of snow), not to multiply the models in order not to overproduce.
This is the DUPRAZ concept: thanks to technical innovation and the quality of the materials used, the boards are designed to last for many seasons.
Objective: to consume res-pon-sand
New energies, renewable energies, I'm like who would say I fell into them when I was little. Michel Dupraz, my father, was passionate about developing alternative heating systems to those using fossil fuels, and has been for decades. For more than 30 years, I heard him say that oil stocks would not last very long, that we could easily heat our homes more comfortably and at four times less cost.
In the family home built in 1975, heating was already provided by a heat pump, with a Canadian well system, double-flow heat recovery, etc...
He is a pioneer in France in heat pump systems, he installed the first underground collectors more than thirty years ago.
Today it is bringing to market a patented heating system that is revolutionary for its efficiency, simplicity and low space requirements. An 'intelligent' system that will use the calories contained in the air, water or earth according to the time of day.
Today, the green market is booming in all areas. Many companies are launching well-thought-out communication campaigns that end up putting a lot of smoke and mirrors on the shelves and offering products that are far from being as environmentally friendly as they seem.
It's up to everyone to be attentive, to keep a distance, a critical spirit, to make the effort to be informed and to favour really respectful purchases.
Beware of greenwashing