Snowboarding, as a sport, is not as old as one may think. In 1963, an eighth grader named Tom Sims made the first snowboard in his woodshop class. The first snowboard was called a ski board. Later, in 1965, another man,
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Sherman Poppen, invented a cross between a snowboard and a surfboard, called a “snurfer", by attaching two skis to each other. Then he added a rope to help the rider steer. By 1979, a third inventor, Jake Burton Carpenter, made the first fiberglass snowboards. He also thought to add bindings to help control the snowboard. In the 1980’s, steel edges were added to the sides of the board. Snowboarding was first rejected by the majority of society but now there are about four million snowboarders in the world.