Snowboarding in Today’s Times
The process of what snowboarding has become today
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 14:10
When the first snowflakes drop, the first thing that comes to mind is how I can go and carve on my board-- my snowboard to be more precise. Who would’ve thought that a simple board going down a hill would be one of the world’s most enjoyable winter sports? The genius who created this sport needs to be appreciated for his incredible and creative mind for thinking of the popular activity.
Snowboarding has transformed over the years, starting in 1929 with the first snowboard; it was a plank of plywood that was fastened to feet by horse reigns and clotheslines. It’s crazy that it transformed in so many ways to be a perfect board to snowboard on.
Snowboarding sat for about 30 years until it became popular again, and hasn’t died down since. An eighth grade boy brought the sport back to life. Tom Sims created the “ski board,” lataer called the “winterstick,” which eventually became the term “snowboard.” The new sport was published by Newsweek, and by that time, and it finally went global. It has been made famous by professionals like Shaun White and other Olympians. The life of a snowboarder is one I insist everyone should live at some point in your life.
Whether it is for you or not, the ability to say you have snowboarded and carved down some hills is a good thing to add to your bucket list. It is on mine, and will be crossed off after the snow falls along with everyone else who will be heading to the snowy hills.
Snowboarding is a sport that takes more than one try. It is a sport that requires patience and the passion inside to want to fly on the snow with a board. You have to keep the quote “try, try again” in your head and never give up to keep yourself going. It will give you some sore muscles and maybe some bruises with little cuts, but it is worth it.
Winter is indeed the favorite season for any winter sport enthusiast. Ski resorts, hot chocolate and shredding snow on a board-- what else could you ask for in the wintertime? The best part of being in snowboarding season and at the resort is waking up in the morning, slipping on the jacket and pants, and heading down to get ready for a long day of snow and fun. Hit the snow this winter and carve some hills. I know I will be!
Tiffany is a freshman majoring in political science and pre-law.