Snurfer prototype created by Sherman Poppen

Snurfer prototype created by Sherman Poppen

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Description (Brief)
In 1972, Brunswick discontinued production of the snurfer but the JEM Corporation continued manufacture until the early 1980s. This Plexiglas board, with pre drilled holes for the bindings now resembles the modern day snowboard with two rounded ends and a flat bottom. This board was custom made for Sherman Poppen and was used for hard pack snow until recently. It is one of the first to be produced by JEM and resembles the original black and yellow striped design of the first snurfer.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
prototype
snurfer prototype, snowboarding
inventor
Poppen, Sherman R.
Physical Description
plexiglass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 57 1/2 in x 11 in x 3 in; 146.05 cm x 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2009.0092.07
accession number
2009.0092
catalog number
2009.0092.07
subject
Sports
Snowboarding
recreational
Invention
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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