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Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. It is similar to skiing, but inspired by surfing and skateboarding.

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History

The sport was developed in the United States in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Snurfer

The Snurfer was the first marketed snowboard. The Snurfer was created in 1965 by Sherman Poppen in Muskegon, Michigan, by binding two skies together and tie a string to the "nose".

World Cup

The growing popularity of snowboarding is reflected by recognition of snowboarding as an official sport: in 1985, the first World Cup was held in Zrs, Austria.

Winter Olympics

Snowboarding became a Winter Olympic Sport in 1998.

Movies

Snowboarding films have become a main part of progression in the sport. Each season, many films are released made by many snowboard specific video production companies as well as manufacturing companies that use these films as a form of advertisement. Snowboarding videos usually contain video footage of professional riders sponsored by companies.

Magazines

Snowboard magazines are integral to the sport. Snowboard magazine staff will travel with professional riders throughout the winter season to generate content. Coverage will typically include travel, contests, lifestyle, rider and company profiles, and product reviews.

Contests

There are five major types of contests: rail jam, slopestyle, free ride, halfpipe, quarterpipe and boarder cross.

Games

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