Snowboard

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Snowboards are boards, which resemble a wide ski, with the ability to glide on snow.[1] Snowboards are differentiated from monoskis by the stance of the user. In monoskiing, the user stands with feet inline with direction of travel (facing tip of monoski/downhill) (parallel to long axis of board), whereas in snowboarding, users stand with feet transverse (more or less) to the longitude of the board. Users of such equipment may be referred to as snowboarders. Commercial snowboards generally require extra equipment such as bindings and special boots which help secure both feet of a snowboarder, who generally rides in an upright position.[1] These type of boards are commonly used by people at ski hills or resorts for leisure, entertainment and competitive purposes in the activity called snowboarding.

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History

The first object that resembled a snowboard was invented by Sherman Poppen in 1968 and was called the Snurfer (combination of Snow Surfer).[2] The snurfer was fairly simple and had no bindings, what is called a noboard. However the state of Utah claims that the first snowboards were developed and manufactured there in the early 1970s, and was commemorated in 2007 by the United States mint among the three semi-final designs of the Utah state quarter.[3] At least one source believes that Jake Burton Carpenter (founder of Burton Snowboards)[2] and/or Tom Sims (founder of Sims Snowboards) invented snowboarding.

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