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The "snowboards" were made of wooden planks that were flexible and had water ski foot traps.
Very few people picked up snowboarding because the price of the board was considered too high at and were not allowed on many ski hills, but eventually Burton would become the biggest snowboarding company in the business.
It was developed in the United States in the 1960s, became a Winter Olympic Sport at Nagano in 1998 Modern snowboarding began in 1965 when Sherman Poppen, an engineer in Muskegon, Michigan, invented a toy for his daughters by fastening two skis together and attaching a rope to one end so he would have some control as they stood on the board and glided downhill.
Dubbed the "snurfer" (combining snow and surfer) by his wife Nancy, the toy proved so popular among his daughters' friends that Poppen licensed the idea to a manufacturer, Brunswick Corporation, that sold about a million snurfers over the next decade.
Snowboarding Assistant Halfpipe Coach Bill Enos, U. “After a lot of hitchhiking to the mountain, training everyday and living off of PBJs and eggs” he took second at the 2006 US Open. Two-time Olympian Greg Bretz was on a board at age five and began competing at 10.
New Hampshire native Chas Guldemond moved to Lake Tahoe in 2005 to seriously pursue professional snowboarding.
Burton's early designs for boards with bindings became the dominant features in snowboarding.
In the early 1980s, Aleksey Ostatnigrosh and Alexei Melnikov, two Snurfers from the Soviet Union, patented design changes to the Snurfer to allow jumping by attaching a bungee cord, a single footed binding to the Snurfer tail, and a two-foot binding design for improved control.
In April 1981, the "King of the Mountain" Snowboard competition was held at Ski Cooper ski area in Colorado. A five-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalist, Kelly Clark is a trailblazer, mentor and dominant force in halfpipe snowboarding. The talented rider out of Mammoth Lakes, CA has had marked success over the years, including podium finishes at the U. Grand Prix, Dew Tour, X Games and the FIS World Cup Tour.Snowboarding is a recreational activity and Winter Olympic and Paralympic sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet.The development of snowboarding was inspired by skateboarding, sledding, surfing and skiing.