6 Things you may not know about snowboarding


1)Snowboarding was inspired other sports

Moder snowboarding was created in the 1960s by Sherman Poppen, who developed a toy for his children by combining two skis together .
He also added a rope so they could control the board when going downhill .
Over the next decade, Poppen and a manufacturer soldmore than a million snuffers.
In 1977, Jake Burton impressed the crowd with bindings he used to secure his feet on the board at a snuffing competition .
In that same year he founded burton snowboards ,which is now one of the first and most popular snowboard brands .

2) Some resorts used to banned snowboarding

Most North American ski resorts banned snowboarding in the 1980s because of insurance and liability.
They also didn’t have the best reputation because a ski patrol worker stated on TV “They’re endangering the public and possibly themselves!” At least the sport was more accepted in Europe.
However, as snowboarding gained popularity, so did its reputation, and it was no longer banned.


3) There are risk involved in snowboarding 

The majority of snowboarders who are injured are beginners .
Beginners have an increased risk of fractures and injures because they fall frequently .
A lot of snowboarders get injured because they constantly have to use every muscle in their body to shift weigh, turn, stop, and balance
But compared to skiers, snowboarders are 50% -70% more likely to get injured, but less likely to die .


4) The tallest mountain to go snowboarding 

With an elevation of 18,360 feet, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is the tallest snow mountain in the world to snowboard on.
There is a cable way up to the peak, which is over 4500m high. There are also many old thousand-year glaciers.
It is easy to see why it is so popular with skiers and snowboarders.


5) Richest place to go snowboarding


Besides being one of the most expensive snowboarding destinations in Switzerland, Gstaad also boasts 220km of trails and 57 lifts, so you can call it a snowboarder’s paradise.
It also has some of the finest shopping in Switzerland, five-star hotels, and restaurants.


6) Most influential snowboarders in the world 

Jake Burton ,Shawn White ,and Terje Hakonsen

The company was founded by Jake Burton, who was inspired by snowboarders and built the snowboard we know today. As of 2018, Burton accounts for about 32% of snowboard sales worldwide.

Snowboarder Shaun White holds the world record for the most X Games gold medals and Olympic gold medals.

While Terje never officially retired, it was rare to see him compete after 1990. He now records films and works for sponsors.

Learning Portfoilio

Hi everyone ,my name is Claire and I am a PLP learner .

While doing these activities in PLP I have learnt a lot about myself as a PLP learner .These activities/projects include Laptop Memoji ,User Manual ,Dream board, Bucket list and digital selfie .

These activities help identifying who I am and things I like .And helped me build my tech skills.

Laptop Memoji :This helped me practice my keynote skills that would be very important later on .An example being using instant alpha to remove the background of a photo making it transparent .We used this skill to make stickers for our laptop .

User Manual :This helped me understand myself a bit better .By writing about myself in third person and writing sort of a guide to using me .I identified and remembered a lot of things about myself like my likes and dislikes .I also learnt how to use pages better.

Dreamboard :This identify what I daydream about and what I want to do in the future .And the other activities with the dream-board helped me find set goals to achieving my big dream .I have even started to work towards my goal because of this activity .

Bucket list : In this activity we made a list of want we want to do in our lives before we die .And it makes me think more about the stuff i could do in my lifetime .And its like making dreams come to reality because some of the things on my list are crazy.

Digital selfie :This project helped me understand my ipad camera more .I now know how to make things brighter and use photo timer .