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0848110 Snowboarding: The Passion of the winter

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A brief run down of snowboarding and its evolution

A brief run down of snowboarding and its evolution

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  • 1. Snowboarding 0848110 Andrew Fernley
  • 2. Brief History
    • Some say that the first snowboard was a toy called the “Snurfer” in 1965
    • It was not until the 70’s and 80’s that snowboarding stared to become popular
    • In 1985 it gained official sport status, and it has snowballed ever since with events like the U.S. Open, the Winter X Games, and the Winter Olympics
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  • 7. Snowboarding and the Olympics
    • First “Extreme” sport allowed in the Olympics
    • Gave Snowboarding a family friendly image
  • 8. Impact of Snowboarding on Skiing
    • Snowboarding has helped evolved the freestyle (twin tipped) ski
    • Forced Skiing to keep up in order to stay popular, thus making skiing better
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  • 10. Works Cited
    • http://weblog.ceicher.com/archives/snurfer.gif
    • http://www.geocities.com/dazesty1/snowboard12.jpg
    • http://snowboarding.transworld.net/snow/videos/video/0,26810,1704494,00.html
    • http://www.snowboard-zamora.net/uploads/images/reportajes/modulos/s-box.jpg
    • http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/RSPOD/RS995~Shaun-White-Rolling-Stone-no-995-March-2006-Posters.jpg
    • http://blog.skiheavenly.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/skiersvssnowboarders.jpg
    • http://blogs.uwb.edu/aminm11/snowboarding_06.jpg
    • http://www.safety-council.org/info/sport/snowboard.html
    • http://snowboard.colonies.com/