Snurfer model created by Sherman Poppen

Snurfer model created by Sherman Poppen

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Description (Brief)
The gritted sandpaper was replaced by forty, large metal staples which were added to the top and bottom front of the board for the user to stand on for better grip on the board. This red snurfer model also included a metal skeg or keel added to the bottom which enhanced steering. The trademark rope “leash” also made steering easier and kept the board with the user if a fall occurred.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
model
snurfer, snowboarding
snurfer model, snowboarding
inventor
Poppen, Sherman R.
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 46 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 4 in; 118.11 cm x 15.875 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2009.0092.04
accession number
2009.0092
catalog number
2009.0092.04
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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