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Snowboarding is the second sport that is done in winter in the mountains skiing would be the first There are a few sports that come close to snowboarding but snowboarding is its on sport There are people that say that snowboarding is just like skateboard or surfing or even like skiing but its not Comparing snowboarding and skateboarding Skateboarding has been around a lot longer than snowboarding therefore skateboarding has had somewhat of an influence to snowboarding A lot of tricks that are performed by a snowboarder come from skateboarding There are two types of Air There is the half pipe and jumps Half pipe was made for skateboarding so the only different that a snowboarder does in the half pipe is how many times he can spin his body in the air Skateboarders are limited because of their aerodynamics and their feet are not attached to the board Also the stances on the board are the same Skateboards are on wheels and have trucks that are used to turn the board when weight is shifted Skateboards roll they dont slide On a snowboard they have edges that dig into the snow that makes the board turn Therefore snowboarding is like skateboarding in a way only dealing with tricks that are performed Lets get a little back ground information on snowboarding Snowboarding is such a new sport that the founders are still around today The first type of snowboard was made in 1963 Snowboarding was not allowed at ski resorts at first Snowboarding was banned at most resorts until the seventies The two most know pioneers to snowboarding are Jake Burton Carpenter and Tom Sims Today Sims board and Burton are the most common used boards at ski resorts for rentals A snowboard is made up of a few parts There of course is the board There are different sizes that depend on the height of the person There are different brands which are
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