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The Invention Of Snowboarding

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The first ever snowboard was not even a snowboard. The idea that first introduced the idea of snowboarding was called a Snurfer. A Snurfer was a simple board and rope that Sherman Poppen made for his daughter in the year of 1965. His invention became popular and he started selling them. Then, Jake Burton got the idea to strap his feet down to the board. It was a modified snurfer with bindings. He made a company called Burton and his company made the first official snowboard in 1980. In 1983, Jeff Grell made the highback bindings. These are the bindings that are most popularly used today. However, competition really boosted the sport's popularity which caused people to make the sport better and more enjoyable. Competition was one of the most
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