Snurfer production model created by Sherman Poppen

Snurfer production model created by Sherman Poppen

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Description (Brief)
This snurfer production model is the first patented design leading the way to the modern snowboard. (U.S. Patent #3,378,274 – Surf-Type Snow Ski) This model has a rounded tip and a hole for the rope handle which became a snurfer trademark. This model was modified by Poppen by replacing the original staples with gritted sandpaper to keep from slipping off the board.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
production model
production model, snowboarding
inventor
Poppen, Sherman R.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 48 in x 7 in x 4 1/2 in; 121.92 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
2009.0092.02
accession number
2009.0092
catalog number
2009.0092.02
subject
Sports
Snowboarding
recreational
Invention
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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