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The History of Snowboarding

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Jake Storm

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The History of Snowboarding Origin Snowboarding is the act of sliding down a snow-covered
slope while standing on a snowboard. The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing, and skiing. The word snurfer came from combining the words "snow" and "surfer" Sherman Poppen saw his daughter stand up on a sled one snowy day, so he went inside his shop and used a string to bind two skis together and invented the snurfer Important Dates People have been doing things similar to snowboarding since the 1920's Modern snowboarding began when Sherman Poppen invented the surfer in 1965 In 1997 was the first ever World Snurfing Championship was held at Pando Winter Sports Park In 1982 was the first National Snowboard race, it was won by a rider named Doug Bouton In 1983 the first National Championship half pipe was held in Soda Springs, California. Snowboarding became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998 Important People Jak Snowboarding Today In 2010, over $450,00,000 million dollars were spent on snowboard gear In the 2011/2012 season, over $435,000,000 was spent on snowboarding gear Jake Burton Carpenter and ____________ are often credited with creating modern snowboarding Modern snowboarding began when Sherman Poppen invented the the snurfer in 1965 People have been doing things similar to snowboarding since the 1920's, such as sliding down snow covered hills on pieces of wood In 1983, the first World Championship half pipe has held in Soda Springs, California Snowboarding became an Olympic Sport in 1998 The International Snowboard Federation was founded in 1990 to provide contest regulations Production/Facts Brunswick Corporation sold around a million Snurfers from 1966 to 1976 Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards Tom Sims founded Sims Snowboards Mike Olsen founded Gnu Snowboards All these people helped pioneer snowboarding, by coming up with new designs for boards and mechanisms related to the equipment we use today Dimitrje Milovich invented the winterstick, which was like the snurfer, and helped publicize snowboarding, because he was featured in many magazines. Snurfers were originally sold for the low price of $15 Jake Burton Carpenter's snowboard design was sold for $38 dollars, but most people thought the price was too high In 2010, over 6.1 million people snowboard in the US Certain styles of have evolved such as jibbing, freeriding, freestyle, and freecarve Some competitions include Slopestyle, Big Air, Half-Pipe, Boardercross, Freeride, Rail Jam, and Slalom Today the sport has evolved with events like the Winter X Games, Air & Style, US Open, and the Olympic Games Jake Burton Carpenter and Troy Sims are often credited with creating snowboarding Snowboarding was not common when it first started, in 1985 only 7% of American ski resorts allowed snowboarding The End http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snurfer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Top-Ten-Most-Important-Moments-in-Snowboarding-History.html http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/The-Top-Ten-Most-Important-Moments-in-Snowboarding-History.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burton_Snowboards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Sims http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimitrije_Milovich http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sims_Snowboards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burton_Snowboards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snurfer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snurfer http://www.statisticbrain.com/snowboarding-statistics/ http://www.statisticbrain.com/snowboarding-statistics/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowboarding
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