Day 6

How the Snurfer changed the world: the origins of snowboarding

With The Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, we take a look back at the origins of one of the games' most popular sport, snowboarding. Sherman Poppen invented a contraption that would later evolve into the first mass-produced precursor to the snowboard. Brent spoke with Sherman and his daughter, Laurie Poppen, who share the story of Christmas day in 1965 -...

With The Winter Olympics underway in Sochi, we take a look back at the origins of one of the games' most popular sport, snowboarding. Sherman Poppen invented a contraption that would later evolve into the first mass-produced precursor to the snowboard. Brent spoke with Sherman and his daughter, Laurie Poppen, who share the story of Christmas day in 1965 - the say the Snurfer was born. 

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