Thursday, October 4

Do you know Snowboard Cross?

I was forced to accompany my school children to the skating rink in my city. It was the first of its kind in the entire state. Naturally children wanted to try this sport.

I told them I can only accompany but cannot guide. When we reached the spot, I saw an Anglo Indian lady training a bunch of college students.

I tentative approached her and asked if she could help out our gang. She happily volunteered. She told me that she was a snowboarder once and knows even today the nuances of snowboarding which is almost unknown in India.

When the children were happily enjoying themselves, we went to a nearby restaurant to have a Coke.

My companion was enthused by my interest in snowboarding and she went on explaining about snowboarding boots that were designed specially for snow. The snowboarders even have to wear a helmet and all the accessories including a bag to carry cost much.

I gathered a few interesting facts about snowboarding from her.
*The first modern snowboard was arguably the Snurfer, a mixture of snow surfer, originally designed for his children by Sherman Poppen in 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan.

* Poppen’s Snurfer started to be manufactured as a toy the following year. It was essentially a skateboard without wheels, steered by a hand-held rope.

* The newest event in the snowboarding world is snowboard cross, in which 4 to 6 riders’ race through an obstacle course that includes jumps and moguls.

* Today, more than 3.5 million people have taken up snowboarding

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:07 PM

    Am searching for an restaurant, but i didnt expect such a comfortable restaurant for this cheaper cost now i have no idea to leave this Alpine Peaks restaurant


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