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  • Snowboards
    • In 1964, a young surfer named Sherman Poppen built the first surfboard for snow out of two kid’s skis bolted together to give to his daughter as a present.
    • One year later, Sherman’s idea was put into production and was called the “Snurfer”.
    First Snowboard
    • A man named Jake Burton Carpenter from Vermont started making snowboards out of his garage after experimenting with the snurfer.
    • In 1977, Jake founded the company “Burton” which is still today one of the most successful snowboard companies.
    • He made several improvement to the snurfer by adding fins on the bottom and bindings to hold the feet down.
    Beginning of Snowboarding
    • Snowboarding continued to improve and gain popularity throughout the 1980’s-90’s.
    • The technology improved with rounded tails, hard boots, plate bindings, powder boards, race boards, free-style boards, asymmetrical, twin tip, and carving boards.
    • Snowboards today are separated into three main categories according to the different kinds of riding.
    • These categories are Freeride/All Mountain, Freestyle, and Alpine.
    Types of Snowboards Today
    • Freeride snowboards are the most popular and most versatile boards.
    • They are very good all around boards, but they are used for powder snowboarding a lot of the time.
    • The tail of the board is generally more narrow, shorter, and flatter than the nose of the board.
    • Freeride boards have to be in the middle of stiff and flexible so they can be stable and manueverable.
    • A freestyle snowboard is wider, more stable, and more flexible while being shorter and lighter.
    • These boards are usually twin tips which means that it is symmetrical so you can ride backwards or “switch”.
    • These boards are made for doing tricks such as jumps, spins, grabs, and rails.
    • Alpine snowboards are longer, narrower, and stiffer than freestyle and freeride boards so that they can stay stable at high speeds.
    • They are made for sharp turns, high speeds and racing.
    • The bindings are pointed more towards the nose than freeride and freestyle boards so they can turn easier.