The finished bamboo planks were also tested for impact resistance in the course of the tests. Spruce planks, recycled plastic planks, the previously used Bongossi planks and bamboo were tested in comparison. The bamboo planks held up best. The impact tests were also documented on film and in slow motion it was clearly visible how elastic this material is. We had found the alternative to tropical hardwood.
For over a decade, Röwer & Rüb has almost completely dispensed with the use of tropical woods for the construction of its horse stalls. It took us several years to develop bamboo boards in such a way that they also work for horse stalls. Fortunately, most of the stable designers have followed suit, so that a resource that is so important for our planet – the tropical rainforest – is being conserved.