Antenna mushing & bikejoring
Mushing and bikejoring safety element.
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We have replaced the entire plastic antenna with FSC* certified BAMBOO. The cord that holds the rope is made of hemp.
The mushing ANTENNA helps prevent the line from getting tangled in the wheel when dogs suddenly brake or slow down, it is the basic safety element in mushing and bikejoring.
Suitable for wheels from 20" to 29".
It is directly attached at frames from 36mm to 65mm in diameter, above 65mm you will have to put some 25mm handlebar spacer washers and place the antenna tightening tape around this washers.
CARE: The antenna is made of natural bamboo. At Gravity Scooters we give it a fungicide, anti-humidity and anti-UVA treatment. If you want to extend the useful life of the antenna to the maximum, store it in a dry and shaded place; and repaint it with a wood protectant every year, preferably at the end of the mushing season, before the summer break.
FSC® is globally recognized as the best and most stringent responsible forestry certification system in the wood industry. It was created to prevent the continuous deforestation of forests.
Bamboo grows faster than any other plant in the world, having the properties of the hardest wood. These qualities make bamboo the real alternative to tropical wood.
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants and renewable resource on earth. It absorbs CO2 in large quantities. With technical characteristics similar to tropical wood, it is the real and unique alternative to these rare types of wood.
Sustainable bamboo forestry
One bamboo plant consists of several poles and new shoots will grow from the mother plant every year. Generally 20-25% of the poles in a sustainable bamboo forest or plantation can be harvested each year. This happens without decreasing the number of poles per hectare! The plant does not die after harvesting (as with trees), so no deforestation. On the contrary, by harvesting the mature plants, the yield and quality of the plantation actually increases.
Carbon storage in bamboo
Through photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and convert it into glucose (building block for biomass) and oxygen. The CO2 is stored in the material for the lifetime of the product, and even longer if the product is upcycled / recycled into new, durable products. Due to the fast growth – and related high yields – Moso bamboo locks far more CO2 in the durable products pool compared to wood species.
Respect for nature, love for animals and doing everything possible to minimize the environmental impact of our activities is the basis of our philosophy.
We are always looking for ways to use environmentally friendly materials, without sacrificing quality, and we have realized that the more natural materials we use, the better our products are in every way.
BAMBOO AND HEMP. WITH THE MUSHING MATERIAL WE FELT GUTTED ABOUT.
For years we have been thinking about how to remove so much plastic from the sector. An outdoor sport, which is practiced in nature, with animals, should be as respectful as possible with the environment, but the reality is that all mushing material is made of plastic. In 2022 Gravity Scooters, after a year of testing, finally presents an ecological alternative in its line of mushing material "Mushing Evolution": We have replaced plastics with biodegradable materials. The new mushing products are made of bamboo and hemp.