Snurfer manufacturing blank created by Sherman Poppen

Snurfer manufacturing blank created by Sherman Poppen

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Description (Brief)
In 1966 Poppen teamed up with the Brunswick Corporation and licensed the product to them. They worked together to create a board from laminated wood used for bowling alley gutters. This single manufacturing blank is made up of five layers of plywood with a V-shaped groove cut into the back of the board. Carving a groove made the “water ski” track better.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacturing blank
manufacturing blank, snowboarding
inventor
Poppen, Sherman R.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 46 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 116.84 cm x 16.51 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
2009.0092.03
accession number
2009.0092
catalog number
2009.0092.03
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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