Snowboarding is an awesome winter sport, gaining popularity year-on-year. Snowboarding was originally inspired through sports like Skateboarding, Surfing, and Skiing. The first boards were first developed in the USA in the 1960’s.

Snowboarding became an Olympic sport in 1998. Attempts at snowboarding have been made since the 1920’s and probably earlier than that. People experimented with pieces of wood, clothes lines, and even horses reins.

In 1977, a Vermont native named Jake Burton Carpenter, created a company called Burton Snowboards. At first Snowboards didn’t sell very well as they were considered very expensive at $38 a pop. However Burton went on to be the biggest snowboard company in the business.

Back in 1982, the first ever National Snowboarding race was held near Woodstock, Vermont, at Suicide Six. The winner was a team rider for the Burton company, named Doug Bouton.

1983 saw the first World Championship Halfpipe competition, which was held in Soda Springs, California. The Halfpipe event was organised by the founder of Sims Snowboards; Tom Sims.

There are many styles in Snowboarding today, these include Jibbing. This style is influenced by skateboarding, where riders would ride on other surfaces such as wood logs, metal rails, park benches, and many other urban environments.

Freeriding is a combination of several types of boarding, like freestyle and alpine boarding. It’s riding the whole mountain, tackling whatever comes your way. Generally the board, bindings, and boots should be fairly stiff for freeriding as you will encounter many different types of terrain and snow.

Freestyle riding is all about jumps, rails, boxes and other usually man-made terrain. These can be seen in snowboard parks, you will usually find jumps made from compressing the snow with machinery. There are sometimes rails; these can be made from metal, wood or plastic. Boxes are also comely seen in parks, these can also be made from a variety of material.

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Ride Snowboard Manic 2013 152cm. Good condition and used. Used for 3 trips and has been in storage. Some minor scratches on the top and bottom of the board but no major impact on performance. Selling as I have got a new board. Collection only. If you want it posted, I can arrange and will [&hellip

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Ladies Burton Social 142 Snowboard. Soft Rocker Type.

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Ladies Burton 142 snowboard. Condition is Used. See photos for condition. A couple of small chips either end and light scratching. Its only been used for 1 week in New Zealand back in 2014. Since moving back I just don’t get round to going so its time all my gear found a new home. Here [&hellip

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686 Womens Ski Or Snowboarding Jacket Size 8-10

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686 Womens Ski Or Snowboarding Jacket Size 8-10. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 1st Class. Lovely jacket in very good condition. See my other items as having a sort out of our snowboarding kit

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Salomon Arcade Snowboard Bindings Size Large

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This is a pair of Salomon Arcade Bindings from 2014 but they have only ever been used for 1 week snowboarding so are in perfect condition. I am selling these as I no longer snowboard. These are a medium flex binding and a great all-rounder so it is great for the park, cruising on piste [&hellip

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Ladies Snowboard Nitro Mystique

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Ladies Snowboard Nitro Mystique. Condition is Used but good. 150 cms, includes Burton Bindings and bag

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Ride Hera Women’s Double Boa Snowboard Boots, Uk 4.5 / Eu 37, Oxblood

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For sale are my very lovely snowboard boots – RIDE HERAs – which I bought new from Finches in South London in 2017. I have ridden in them for less than three weeks, but was lucky enough to be bought new boots as a surprise Christmas present this year, so I no longer need these [&hellip

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Burton Custom Snowboard Bindings Yellow Medium Winter

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Burton Custom Snowboard Bindings Yellow Men’s Medium. Size medium (I wear a size UK9 boot), good quality snowboard bindings with all hardware (discs and bolts) needed to fit. Fully working order but used condition. Condition is Used, please see photos for details. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class

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Snowboard Santa Cruz 146

| January 19, 2020 |

Snowboard Santa Cruz 146. Condition is Used. Collection in person only. Would benefit from a service as the edges definitely need sharpening. Condition is used so the board has a few bumps from on the edges from lifts etc. Grab yourself a bargain, collection from either DA3 (Longfield) or DA14 (Sidcup). If you have any [&hellip

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Westbeach Women’s Racer Snowboard Ski Jacket Bnwt Xs

| January 19, 2020 |

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686 Core Down Insulator Dwr Technical Jacket Medium Blue Steel Colourblock

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686 Core Down Insulator DWR Technical Jacket Medium Blue steel Colourblock. Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. The 686 Core down insulator jacket is a great mid layer which is compatible with the Smarty 3 in 1 so you can wear under your snowboard and ski jacket for extra warmth or use [&hellip

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