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Snowboards: Then and Now

While some argue that two is always better than one, there are others out there that will say fight you on it.

For thousands of years people have strapped a plank of some sort to each of their two feet, allowing them to move easier through snowy terrain.  Well as the story goes some decided that one was better than two and instead crafted a single plank to fit both feet back in the 1920’s.  Modern snowboarding, or “snurfing” as it was first called, is traced back to 1965 when a man named Sherman Poppen tied two skis together for his daughter.  It became such a hit that he quickly licensed the idea and sold upwards of a million boards over the next 10 years.

Needless to say, the sport has drastically changed in the last 40 years, with more than just a few straps fastened to planks of wood.  Today’s snowboards are specially crafted pieces of equipment, with many varieties for every style of riding.  With hundreds, if not thousands, of bindings, boot, and board options, picking out the right equipment can be a daunting task all by yourself.

Outpost Sunsport has a professionally trained and well experienced staff that is here to help you pick out the perfect equipment.  Whether it’s your first purchase of this kind or you need an upgrade in any or all of the areas mentioned above, they are here to help.

Carrying a wide variety of boards, bindings, and boots for all riding styles, including All Mountain, Powder specific or Freestyle, there’s something for beginners and even the most experienced riders.  Popular boards like the Salomon Man’s Board, the Rossignol Krypto Magtek, and the Burton Custom Flying V, are great All Mountain options, perfect for those new and old to the sport.  Keeping your feet comfortable and strapped to your board is the number one priority, and we’ve got you covered there too.  Carrying numerous styles of both Burton and Salomon bindings and boots, we’ll get you fitted so you can ride all day without any issues.

We are currently having one of our best sales on snowboarding hard goods, with discounts starting at 20% off and up to 30% off, so swing by and see what we can help you with.  Plus we have a limited selection of last year’s models at tremendous markdowns, better hurry in!

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