Personal Interest: Snowboarding Essay

637 words - 3 pages

Imagine a sport that combines the beauty of surfing, the high-speed thrill of downhill skiing, the punk styles of skateboarding, and the grace of ballet. That sport is snowboarding. Standing sideways on my snowboard, I love the thrill of gliding down mountain slopes at speeds up to 65 miles per hour. I love to spray snow into the air like frozen rainbows. At times, I would daringly jump off cliffs into soft, white snow and I'm always thinking of what stunts or tricks that I'll do on the next run. During breaks, I also enjoy sitting down to relax and look down at the tremendous view that Mother Nature has to offer.Snowboarding began in the 1960s when an American surfer, Sherman Poppen, invented the snurfer for his children by bolting two skis together. A rider would hold a rope attached to the snurfer's nose (front section) for stability. Poppen then sold his idea to Brunswick Sporting Goods, which marketed for $15 a piece. In the early 1970s, a "snurf freak" named Jake Burton saw a future in his pastime and took it upon himself to improve it. Burton attached rubber straps to his board for better control. The result was a breakthrough that led him to start a company in Vermont, the beginnings of the now famous Burton brand name. But Jake Burton was just one of many snowboarding pioneers. In 1963, skateboard world champion, Tom Sims, built the first known snowboard. Later on in 1975, an engineer named Dimitrije Molovich had formed a company called "Winterstick" to make epoxy/fiberglass boards. Finally in 1983, a snowboarder named Jeff Grell made the binding system that was effective in all snow conditions. Grell's binding surrounded the snowboarder's foot with a hard plastic shell. The shell was clamped tightly to the board with straps and metal buckles. With these bindings, snowboarders could maintain control even on hardpack, which...

Find Another Essay On Personal Interest: Snowboarding

Personal Narrative - Contemplating Death Essay

2295 words - 9 pages Personal Narrative - Contemplating Death "Then, just like that, she was gone. I couldn’t hold back the tears, and I don’t think my sunglasses hid them well. I’ve gotten used to my emotions and I only let it all out when they can’t be stifled, so you know this wasn’t a sigh-I’m-gonna-miss-her moment. The sunshine and warm breeze of Friday afternoon was frustrating; dreary, cold, typical-March days are fitting, appropriate for feeling this

What is Schizophrenia? Essay

2158 words - 9 pages people who participated in the program showed interest in camping , canoeing ,kayaking, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding and bowling just to name a few of the vast majority of activities in the program (p. 576). At the conclusion of the study, Voruganti et al (2006) discovered that the study demonstrated that the selected set of adventure and recreational activities were acceptable and popular in this patient population, as suggested by the high

Sales and Marketing: A Breading-Ground for Unethical Behavior

2344 words - 10 pages be able to perform those same activities when I get it home even if I never intend to take it snowboarding down a mountain. After all, this is a mid-size truck that they are showing which does not have near the power or towing capacity of most full-size trucks, so what exactly are they trying to show other than some savvy Photoshop and editing skills? To take this one step further, GlaxoSmithKline created an anti-depressant called Paroxetine and

The purpose was to evaluate the sporting goods retail industry

5471 words - 22 pages What is the industry? How do you define it? What is the main product or service of the industry?The Sporting Goods Stores Industry is comprised of establishments primarily engaged in retailing new sporting goods, including apparel and equipment for fishing, hunting, hiking, golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, football, biking, rollerblading, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, skiing, and hockey; along with playground equipment and exercise

Watching Televised Sport

4509 words - 18 pages attending the event. Interviews are held with winners and stars from the event: this is a major advantage over the people attending the sport, who wouldn't get the chance to interview the famous people. Experts give their own personal opinions on how the competitors are doing to make the experience more authentic. In football the quality of coverage is very good, as more than one Television Company can end up covering

Brief Overview of Norway

3589 words - 14 pages people as being on equal footing. They do not flaunt their wealth or financial achievements and look askance at those who do. They pride themselves on being honest and sincere in their personal relationships F. Business customs There are several customs that are similar to the United States. Greetings are casual, with a firm handshake, direct eye contact, and a smile. Norwegians are transactional and do not need long-standing personal

Nokia and the mobile phone market

2673 words - 11 pages which called "TDMA".By the beginning of 1993 was cellular service in place in more than 90 countries, resulted in several kinds of products like cellular phones obviously, but also pagers and PDAs( personal digital assistants). Pagers can received short messages in data and voice, and PDAs consisted in sending facsimile and e-mail, and eventually voice communication. But our interest will be focused on cellular phones because first, they have the

Marketing Thinking

9495 words - 38 pages two unrelated things to form a new association. What are they?Walkie Talkie & Ski Helmet (COMET)MP3 Player & Shoes (Mobile Music)Refrigerator & Smartphone (Grocery Mate)(COMET)Here these two can be integrated to from a helmet communication system for outdoors activities such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ATVing, dirt biking, ect. This product would be different in that the walkie-talkie technology would fully be built into the


7274 words - 29 pages telephones has grown exponentially over the past few years. More and more users of all ages are using cellular telephones for personal or business use. Nokia's current marketing targets consumers through mass media and business users through sales agents. The structure of pricing, promotion and distribution is based upon regional factors. In Asia and Europe telephones are priced for and sold through retail locations. While in the United States


7553 words - 30 pages , FMX, mixed martial arts (MMA) and UFC, PRIDE Fights, motorcross, mountain biking, NHRA drag racing, off road racing, paintball, rally, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile, superbike, supermoto, surfing, Suzuki amateur, volleyball, 11 and wakeboarding (Rockstar, 2008). Rockstar is one of the biggest sponsors of the MMA and UFC (Modist, 2008). Rockstar not only sponsors athletes, but they set up booths at sporting events with free

When the Bubble Burst

1539 words - 6 pages interest loan and transfer ownership to the federal government in an attempt to unfreeze credit and create liquidity. In return the government received non-voting ownership of the assets plus interest on the loan. The bad assets were a large number of mortgages and consumer loans that were converted into bonds that were backed by real estate or other property, another words if the borrower defaulted on their loan, the real estate that backed that loan

Similar Essays

Pac Sun Store Analysis

1091 words - 4 pages siblings•parents both work, have college degrees•outdoor active lifestyle•interest in surf, skateboarding, and/or snowboarding•personality is free spirited, spontaneous, social, and sport orientedIn regards to the statistics of the buyer profile compared to the actual product consumer profile is influenced by outside factors. An average of 45% of the customers where young girls with a female parental that purchased items, 35% of the

Forrest Anderson Personal Information Essay

1274 words - 6 pages I found interesting including equality in law, social contract theory, social engineering and perception management. Upon setting out to learn more about these particular subjects, I would notice a strange shift of perception upon researching a subject of personal interest; I found, for the first time I was able to apply the same work ethic and discipline developed during my time at various workplaces. It was at this time I realized that

The Area Of Knowledge Of Ethics

1304 words - 6 pages change the world we live in to suit our needs. A new age/alternative-medicine advocate, physician, public speaker, and writer by the name of Deepak Chopra once quoted, “Our most important task is to transform our consciousness so that violence is no longer an option for us in our personal lives, that understanding that a world of peace is possible only if we relate to each other as peaceful beings, one individual at a time.” This directly

Marketing Communications In The Travel And Tourism Sector

2385 words - 10 pages is that the most suitable communication medium is used to get the appropriate impact.The methods of communication tools available to the communicator: (Exhibit 1.3)§Advertising§Sales Promotion§Public Relations§Direct Marketing§Personal SellingAdvertisingAdvertising is just one element of the 'communications mix'. The simple aim being to raise awareness levels, generate interest and to enhance brand development amongst