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    In 1964 a young surf freak called Sherman Poppen was dreaming about surfing the magic winter landscape of the Rockies. As a consequence, he built a surfboard for the snow. His first prototype was an about 1,20 m long plastic plank: two kids' skis bolted together. It was a present for his daughter Wendy which soon was a winner in the neighbourhood. One year later, in 1965, his idea was put into production: Carried out together with a bowling-ball manufacturer, the now called "snurfer” found its way through toy-stores under the Christmas trees. For the unbeatable price of $15, one million snurfers were sold in the 10 years following, and Mr. Poppen soon began to establish a competition series. But the snurfer as a mass phenomenon disappeared as quickly as he had emerged from the white surf of the Rockies. Nothing else but the vague memory of an uncontrollable toy stayed in most people's minds. It was close to be the end of a fantastic idea - surfing the winter mountains -if there wouldn't have been blokes like Dimitrije Milovich or Jake Burton Carpenter. In 1970, Milovich, an east coast surfer, had an idea while he was…

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    Speech About Snowboarding

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    Have you ever tried snowboarding? If you have,then great,but if you haven’t,these are some reasons why you should AT LEAST try it. Why not?The chance of getting hurt is 2-4/1000 each day.And, some of the most skilled people of the world (at anything) had to take the risk of actually trying it a first time and pushing through with it. Finally,don’t try once and quit.You have to push to get better at anything,including snowboarding. Why should you try?Snowboarding is a awesome,cool,fun sport.It…

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    Kelly Clark Snowboarding

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    The report I will be doing is about Kelly Clark. Snowboarding is what she competes in. Kelly Clark went to the Olympics 3 times. This is her story. Amazingly Kelly Clark was given birth to in Newport, Rhode Island in the U.S. She was born on July 26, 1983. First of all, she started snowboarding at 7. After that, she started snowboarding she initiated to compete in 1999 as a member of the U.S snowboarding team in 2000. Now, this is when she was training. Her training was in the Mount Snow…

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    During spring break of 2016 I went to Winter Park, Colorado. That was the first time I had ever snowboarded. I had skied as a kid but I always wanted to snowboard. For Spring Break, my 19 year old brother put together a group to go skiing and snowboarding. The Friday night after everyone was out of school and off work, we went on our way to Winter Park. My best friend, Jade, got to come on the trip as well and we learned to snowboard together. We had to tell ourselves to be open-minded and don’t…

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    Skateboarding began in the early 60’s, and was invented so that surfers had something to do when the waves weren’t good. In the 80’s, skateboarding started becoming more than just riding your board down the street. Skateboarding was now all about style and doing tricks. This led up to the rise of modern day street skating in the 90’s. However, skateboarding was generally very frowned upon, and didn’t have many followers. The people who did skateboard were very passionate and stuck to their sport…

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    Shaun White Shaun White, he is a famous snowboarder. First, Shaun, his full name is Shaun Roger White. He was born on September 3, 1986. He was born in San Diego, California. Shaun, he is Irish and Italian. His Zodiac sign is Virgo. He started snowboarding at the age of six. Shaun, he was born with a Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect for which he endured two open-heart operations before the age of one. Before he became famous he spent years riding in small ski resorts. Some of the…

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    Jake Burton Essay

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    Jake Burton Jake Burton is the owner and founder of Burton Snowboards. The growth and popularity snowboarding sees today is directly related to Burton, as it was his vision and perseverance that has made the sport into a worldwide success story. Jake did not invent snowboarding, but instead capitalized on a product called the “snurf”, a freestanding board with a rope and no bindings, where the rider could slide down hills with little control. Jake saw immediate potential for an industry and…

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    Snowboarding is a very interesting sport there are many professional athletes out there. There are also many different styles of it like Freeriding, Freestyle, Alpine Snowboarding, Slopestyle, Big air, Half-pipe, Boardercross etc. Snowboarding is like surfing but on snow. It's shaped kinda like a surfboard but made for snow and your feet buckle into it, on a surfboard u just stand on it and balance. However slopestyle includes many varieties of obstacles including rails, jumps, and other…

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    Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding are two fun winter sports and are both in the Olympics. You might think that the two sport are polar opposites, but they actually have just as many similarities as differences. Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding have several similar traits. Athletes in both sports ride on slick polished pieces of wood that require special boots and can get going very fast. In snowboarding both feet are on one wide, straight piece of wood and you don’t need poles to propel you.…

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    How the skateboard was invented and how it changed over time. The skateboard was invented by multiple people in 1958. The skateboard was made from roller skates attached to a board. This was invented for people that wanted something like suffering when there was no waves which was called “Sidewalk Surfing”. The changes that happen between 1958 and now are different in style, shape and size. In 1958 the skateboard was made out of roller skates attached to a board. In 1959 it was made with…

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