Like a lot of US made inventions, a man made the cutting edge, and at the time unheard of, a snowboard, in the basement of his home. Sherman Poppen, manufactured the first board in 1965 by tieing a couple of skis together.
A major hit in Poppen’s community of Muskegon, expression of the Snurfer spread rapidly to certain people at an organization that is currently called Brunswick. They found out about it, authorized it and sold in excess of 500,000 Snurfers in 1966 — a solitary year after Poppen constructed the principal model — and around one million Snurfers in the following decade.
Like skateboards from that time, the Snurfer was a modest toy worked for children. In any case, the accomplishment of the Snurfer produced local and in the end national rivalries that pulled in people that would introduce present day snowboarding. Early contenders incorporate Tom Sims and Jake Burton, who might proceed to begin amazingly effective organizations bearing their surnames. Two different contenders, Dimitrije Milovich and Mike Olson, would begin Winterstick and GNU.