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Snowboarding Snowboarding was invented and redesigned by many different people in the last 80-100 years One of the early inventers was Jack Burchett In 1929 Burchett cut out a plank of plywood and tried to secure his feet with some clothesline and horse reins Burchett came up with one of the first snowboards Another was a man who tied 2 skis side-by-side and secured a rope at the front of the skis to hold on to for better balance He made this for his daughter as a present He called this a snurfer as it was a mix between snow and surf After this many of his daughters friends wanted him to make them a snurfer He not long after this licensed his idea to a manufacturer That year in 1966 he sold half a million snurfers Although these two inventions helped revolutionize the Snowboard it wasnt until someone named Milcovich really had a good idea by noticing he slid very fast if he sat on lunch trays and pushed himself down a hill Milcovich who was a surfer on the east coast started developing snowboards based on surfboards and the way skis work In 1975 Milcovich and his Snowboard called winter stick got a two-page article in the magazine Newsweek Inspired by Milcovich others began experimenting with this Snowboard including a man known as Jake Burton Jake Burton began making Snowboards with steam bent wood and fibreglass The idea of making snowboards with bent wood and fibreglass sparked people to believe that the snowboard could be the new ski Most early snowboards were ridden straight downhill because the shape of the board didnt allow for much manoeuvring Snowboards were banned in some ski resorts because of the out-of-control riders posing a danger to skiers on the mountain Putting various pieces of vertically laminated hard and soft woods together forms the core of the board which is the middle Then stacks of assembled
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