From "Snurfers" to Snowboards
The history of snowboarding
It all started with Sherman (1965)
First Official Snowboard Company (1972)
In 1972, Dimitrije Milovich started Winterstick, the first modern snowboard company. He dropped out of Cornell, moved to Utah and started testing his prototype boards. People were calling the snowboards “Snow Surfboard” and tons of people were starting to buy them.
In 1978 The Burton-Sims war started. Jake Burton and Tom Sims both were very passionate about snowboards and they didn’t like each other. Burton moved to Vermont from New York and started making what everybody called a “snurfer” or “Snow Surfboard” and he called it the Burton Board. For over a decade, Burton and Sims were basically at war, trying to make their snowboards better and trying to expand their business by selling more boards. In the end, Sims was more of a surfer than a businessman, compared to Burton and Burton still, to this day has some of the best snowboards.
After the War
Different Kinds of Snowboards
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