Snowboarding has reached a height in popularity that has some didn’t think was possible. The snow boring industry has grown by a tenfold by now grossing 5 billion dollars a year. Many companies have invested millions of dollars into
The physics of skiing and snowboarding are very similar. They both rely on a downwards pull from gravity. This pull is what turns the potential energy into kinetic energy. As a smooth surface (or two) pass over the snow a small amount of energy is lost to friction. The bottom of the skis or board zoom across the surface of the snow creating heat. The heat along with the weight bearing down on the snow melt some of the snow creating a film of water on the bottom of the surface. Some energy is also lost by through wind resistance of the riders silhouette.
Snowboarding has an amazing background and explanation of how it came to be. It all started with the people who surfed and skateboarded. They wanted something similar to do in the winter. Sherman Poppen was the creator of the snurfer (an early snowboard) in 1965. Sherman was one of the skateboarders who wanted to surf but lived in Michigan. One day he nailed two skis together and attached a rope with a handle to the front thus creating the snurfer. Sherman then called his friends, who were engineers for the Brunswick Corporation and asked them to make some of the snurfers. The Brunswick Corporation made skis, bowling balls, bowling alleys, and bowling pins. The snurfer took the world by storm, but people wanted a safe way to ride. Eventually Jake Burton Carpenter started making a new model called the ski board and this was the first company for snowboards. Jake Burton was a Stockbroker who fell in love with snowboarding and decided to take the risk and start making them. He became the founder of the
In a small town name Swinkels, however, it's not your ordinary town. Ever wonder how snowflakes were created? here our legend First thing to remember our story starts with this young goddess name Jemma Taryn Forest the god of healing. The young goddess thought a beautiful sunny day in their small town, so she decides to take walk in her father a forest.Meanwhile, when she has been walking in the forest, she noticed something usually its miniature and lustrous, and shape of a heart it’s been somewhere Crystal.
Originating in California as a way surfers could be able to surf when the waves were flat. The original creator isn’t known as it seems that everybody seemingly came together with the idea at approximately the same time. The first manufactured skateboards were ordered in a Los Angeles surf shop in California. The shop owner Bill Richard organized with Chicago Roller Skate Company to produce skate wheels to be used with the boards. Towards the later 60’s, there was a trend of shops dedicated to skateboarding or “Street surfing” referred to at the time. The evolution of the board went from a rectangle piece of wood to resembling a surf board. As skateboarding continued to become more popular, the first skateboarding magazine, “The
Burton Snowboards takes surfing to the mountains, with premium snowboards and equipment. Jake Burton, the world’s first snowboard maker, founded the company in 1977 in Londonberry, Vermont. Despite it being small and privately owned, Burton is the industry leader in snowboards and equipment controlling 40% total market share in the winter sports industry. Burton is a global business with its main headquarters in Vermont, Japan and Austria and worldwide distribution capabilities in over 35 countries. Burton Snowboards operates three factory outlet stores in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Austria. To create buzz marketing, Burton encourages newbie’s to experience the slopes with its Learn To Ride (LTR)
Snowboarding started as one single brand, Burton. Jake Burton, literally the inventor of snowboarding, was the first to set the bar
Before doing my research, I knew that a man named Wilson Bentley discovered the snowflake. He was born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont (Smithsonian). As he grew up, he helped out by working on his family farm where the snow fall average was 10 feet per year (Smithsonian). Ever since he was a little kid, Wilson loved studying weather patterns and he used to keep a log of the ever-changing weather in his town (Smithsonian). When he got older, he used a microscope that he received for his birthday to look at each individual snowflake. Later on in his life, he started taking pictures of these snowflakes, discovering that each one is different (Smithsonian). I think that it would be cool to be able to find a way to document and take pictures of different
Sled hockey was invented in the early 1960s at the Stockholm rehabilitation center. A group of Swedes wanted to continue to play hockey despite their disability. The game follows the ice hockey rules with a few exceptions. The players sit on specially designed sleds that have two hockey blades under them. Furthermore, each player uses two specially designed sticks with metal pick on the ends. This helps the person propel themselves across the ice. Finally, the goalie uses specially designed gloves with metal picks sewn to the back of each glove. This helps the goalie to maneuver during the game. http://www.usahockey.com/sledhockey
Let's start with one example, Tricks. There are so many more tricks you can do on a snowboard than on skis. Backflips, 360s, There is so many more. Next example is that it's way easier to turn in the air. When you only have one thing to move instead of two. Because when you're in the middle of a huge jump and you want to that 720 it's going to be easier than skis because with one board you can move easier. One of the coolest things done was Ulrik Badertscher doing a double backside rodeo 1260 mute. It was crazy! There are some pretty cool skiing tricks but never ones cooler than that one.
Can you play hockey? Sidney Crosby can. He plays in the NHL. He also won the Stanley cup. I picked him because he won gold for Canada in overtime. He beat Ryan Miller's five hole. He was playing against the USA FOR THE GOLD MEDAL GAME AND Canada WON.
The country and continent Australia is a cluster of incredible beauties whether they are the natural ones like as the snowy mountains of new south wales popularly known as ‘The Snowies’, The Coober Peddy which is famous as the ’Opal Capital of the World’, The Great Barrier Reef etc. and along with these the man made wonders such as Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Shrine of Remembrance etc.