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Shaun Palmer in Outside Magazine – Feb 2009

Shaun “Minishred” Palmer, 1985 World Championships, Soda Springs, Lake Tahoe Shaun Palmer was recently interviewed in Outside Magazine on his goals for the Winter Olympics in 2010. Shaun has it in him to do really well at his last attempt and this story has great insight at where he is now. At 40 years old […]

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Chuck Barfoot – Lake Tahoe

Jamie Johnston, Chuck Barfoot, and Brian Judge at Carson Pass, Lake Tahoe, 1984 My first day of snowboarding was quite a challenge not even considering the camera equipment in a fanny pack on my ass. Chuck, Jamie, Brian and I hiked the flats at Carson Pass to reach a small ridgeline where the snow was […]

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Snowboard Pioneers – Roadtrip 1985

Snowboard pioneers from a 1985 roadtrip from Lake Tahoe to Park City to Jackson Hole. (l-r) Chris Karol, Evan Feen (with Grell prototype high-backs), Terry Kidwell (father of freestyle), Matt “Boy Aggro” Vining, Jeff Grell (high-back inventor), Jim Sechrist, Steve “007” Link and seated is Bob Klein (Octagon sports agent).

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Train Jump by Andy Hetzel (and Temple Cummins)

Andy Hetzel, Donner Lake, 1995 More to follow, but you can watch the real time video here on the U-tube.

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Tom Sims – Sims Snowboards

Toms Sims, 1985, Soda Springs Halfpipe (Lake Tahoe), Sims World Championships Tom Sims invented his own brand of snowboarding and was the original competitor in the early days of riding. His “layback, look back” is one of my favorite images.

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Tim Windell – Windell’s Snowboard Camp

Tim Windell, 1988, Chris Karol Snowboard Camp Halfpipe, Mt. Hood Timberline Tim Windell owns a snowboard camp at Mt. Hood and he was an original pro. Pictured here he rips the Chris Karol Snowboard Camp pipe in 1988.

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Terry Kidwell, Father of Freestyle

Terry Kidwell, 1986, Donner Quarterpipe, Lake Tahoe Terry Kidwell is the father of freestyle. He’s not old enough to be called the grandfather of freestyle, although some of today’s riders never knew his credentials! ‘Donner Ski Ranch’ was one of the first Tahoe resorts to allow snowboarding and remains very popular especially the east face […]

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History of Snowboarding and Skiing

Jimbo Morgan, Soda Springs, CA, training for Les Arcs Speed Skiing in 1992   Heel Strap SKI Binding, Sondre Norheim First SKI and Invention of Camber by Sondre Norheim, NOR Gas Powered Engine by Gottlieb Daimler, GER Automobile: Daimler & Karl Benz, GER Father Alpine Skiing: Mathias Zdarsky, NOR First Ski ascent over 3000m: Rauris […]

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