In 2008, Mike Schultz, a pro snowmobile racer, had his left leg amputated above the knee. Seven months later, he was zooming around on a dirt bike wearing a prosthetic leg that he designed and built himself. X Games 8x gold medalist motocross snowcross and Gold Silver paralympic Snowboarding. nypost.com/2020/01/24/x-g…
Today I learned about Japanese polyathlete Gurimu Narita, who after training in snowboarding and trampoline for the 2012 Olympics suffered a paralyzing injury to his left leg, took back to snowboarding and to golf, kayaking, shooting and high jump, winning medals in 2016 and going for summer Olympics 2020! japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Ross Rebagliati, the first man to win Gold in Snowboarding in the Olympics only to be DQ'd for marijuana, now owns a medical marijuana business called Ross' Gold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
Today I learned of Bruno Gouvy who at one time held speed world records in skydiving and skiing; he was also the first person to snowboard down an 8,000+ meter peak. He died at 27 years old after a 3,000 foot fall whole snowboarding in France. adventure-journal.com/201…
Steven Rechtschaffner, the creator of the snowboarding videogame SSX, is also one of the inventors of Snowboard Cross (or Boardercross), the Olympic sport of which the game is loosely based on. usgamer.net/articles/the-…
Today I learned about Extreme Ironing, an extreme sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. People have ironed clothes while snowboarding, underwater and while skydiving. It's surprisingly popular en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
Snowboarding was invented in the 1960s and started out as snurfing. software.intel.com/en-us/…
A 20-year old kid successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest and snowboarded his way down to the base camp. He only had 4 years of snowboarding experience prior to the stunt. redbull.com/us/en/snow/st…
The first Olympic Gold Medalist in Snowboarding tested positive for marijuana en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ros…
The average person burns up to 450 calories per hour while snowboarding and works out all the major muscle groups. fitday.com/fitness-articl…
The first snowboarder to snowboard down mount Everest went missing on his second descent, when his team arrived back at base camp they realized he had failed, however later that day he was reported being sighted still snowboarding around camp 1, but upon arrival of his team no trace was found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
In 2001 Marco Siffredi and Stefan Gatt descent Mount Everest snowboarding. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Vladimir RadmanoviΔ‡ earned the largest player fine in NBA history -- $500,000 -- for lying about a snowboarding injury that violated his contract. He initially claimed to the Lakers that he separated his shoulder when he fell on a patch of ice in Park City, Utah during All-Star Weekend. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vla…
Mauna Kea on Hawaii's big island has 100 square miles of skiable terrain attracting skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. hawaiiinfoguide.com/hawai…
The Netherlands has won 110 Olympic winter games medals; 109 in skating and 1 in snowboarding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net…
The old snowboarding game SSX Tricky has a ridiculously famous cast doing the voiceovers including Lucy Liu, Macy Gray and Billy Zane amongst others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssx…
Modern snowboarding began in 1965 when Sherman Poppen, an engineer in Muskegon, Michigan, invented a toy for his daughter by fastening two skis together and attaching a rope to one end so she would have some control as she stood on the board and glided downhill. It was called the "snurfer". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Mad River Glen, Vermont, is 1 of 2 ski areas in the US that operates a single chair lift, and 1 of 3 that bans snowboarding. It also has a trail where skiers must drop in off a 4-5 foot frozen waterfall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad…
Snowboarding was originally called "Snurfing" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno…
Brazil hosted its Brazilian National Championships for snowboarding in Chile, because there is no snow in Brazil snowboarding.transworld.n…
The second video uploaded to YouTube is called "My Snowboarding Skillz" and it was uploaded on the same day as the first video "Me at the zoo". youtube.com/watch?v=LeAlt…
In 2012 there were more academic papers published on snowboarding than there were on human extinction bbc.co.uk/news/business-2…
Sandboarding is a real boardsport similar to snowboarding, but competitions take place on sand dunes rather than snow-covered mountains. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…

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