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The History of Snowboarding – From Garages tothe Olympics 1980's-2005



 
 
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Old February 23rd 05, 12:56 AM
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Default The History of Snowboarding – From Garages tothe Olympics 1980's-2005

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Old February 23rd 05, 01:18 AM
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Aj 427 wrote:

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sounds good :-) I'll check it out when I get home.

here's to your 85th....btw what kind of board are you riding these days?

bri

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Old February 23rd 05, 04:29 PM
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Cool.

FWIW, I also enjoyed "Sick: A Cultural History of Snowboarding" by Susanna
Howe. It's a few years old now but still a good read.

Chris


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Old February 23rd 05, 10:25 PM
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While pondering the Universe, (Aj 427) wrote 13123-
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http://www.thehistoryof.net/history-...wboarding.html

"The same year, Avalanche Snowboards was created in Salt Lake Tahoe. They
only made three boards the first year and used a formica base."

Typo? Salt Lake Tahoe?


"Most snowboarders knew the real reason is because of the way the
snowboarders looked. They were generally younger, with baggy skateboarder
clothing, and some of them had various colors of hair."

This sounds more like a 90s thing than early 80s, no? 80s was more
spandex and brutal dayglow colors?


"By 1990, most of the big resorts offered separate slopes for snowboarders.
These days, 98% of resorts allow snowboarding, and slopes continue to be
built just for snowboards."

You mean a terrain park? Skiers use them too. Were there any areas
roped off 'just for those no good boarders'?

"Finally Snowboarding Gets the Recognition it Deserves
In 1998, snowboarding finally made it big. It was no longer just considered
an “Extreme Sport” or “Generation X Sport.” It was now an Olympic Sport. In
Nagano, Japan, snowboarding had its first Olympic competition. There were
two different types included – the Halfpipe events (freestyle
snowboarding), and the Giant Slalom events (traditional ski snowboarding)."

I kind of take issue with that - first, putting the brand name 'Olympic'
on it doesn't change the mainstream perception that snowboarding is just
about riding pipe, big air and jibbing. If anything it seemed to just
further that image, even with a few moments of Chris Klug and GS. And
if you go back to that point in time I recall a bit of irritation by
some involved that boarding came under the control of the skiing
powers.

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Old February 25th 05, 07:33 PM
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Mike M. Miskulin wrote:

While pondering the Universe, (Aj 427) wrote 13123-
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http://www.thehistoryof.net/history-...wboarding.html



"The same year, Avalanche Snowboards was created in Salt Lake Tahoe. They
only made three boards the first year and used a formica base."

Typo? Salt Lake Tahoe?




definitely should say SOUTH Lake Tahoe (I would think)...

maybe someone did a search and replace on all occurrences of "S.", or
their brain was just switched off for those few seconds :-)

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Old February 25th 05, 10:59 PM
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"bri719" wrote in message
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Mike M. Miskulin wrote:

While pondering the Universe, (Aj 427) wrote 13123-
:


http://www.thehistoryof.net/history-...wboarding.html



"The same year, Avalanche Snowboards was created in Salt Lake Tahoe. They
only made three boards the first year and used a formica base."

Typo? Salt Lake Tahoe?




definitely should say SOUTH Lake Tahoe (I would think)...

maybe someone did a search and replace on all occurrences of "S.", or
their brain was just switched off for those few seconds :-)

bri

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Old February 27th 05, 02:36 AM
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[Hello, I wanted to know if someone out there could tell me a little more about my Burton Backhill.
I bought a Burton Backhill from a surf shop in 1981 or 1982. It is signed by Jake Burton Carpenter in red just above the made in Vermont print.
It is all wood with navy print "Burton Backhill" on the top deck and the bottom. It has a black rope with a red handle threaded through the two hole at the top of the board. It has two metal fins on the bottom with a round tail. The rear foot binding has a large rubber band type binding and the front foot has a waterski type binding without a heel.
I do not know what year this snowboard is I only know about the time I bought it.
Thank you again,

nunzio
 




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