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I have to admit, one thing you won't get me to do is strap a board on my feet and go down an icey slope. However, lots of kids seem to really enjoy this sport - including both my sons. The sport is growing and gaining quite a reputable following.
Snowboarding made it's debut at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. With a shaky start when Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the gold medal, lost the gold medal and got it back. The '98 Olympics showed the world that snowboarding is NOT a bad sport but one many can and do enjoy.
The history of snowboarding is a short one. In 1929 M.J. "Jack" Burchett strapped a piece of plywood on his feet and snowboarding was born. Since that time companies like Burton,
AIRWALK, Miller and Gnu have brought Snowboarding to a new level from the first wooden boards of the '30s.