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  • Sherman Poppen


  • Born: 1930

  • Hometown: Muskegon, MI

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Sherman Poppen

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Often called the “Grandfather of Snowboarding” Sherman Poppen invented the Snurfer in 1965, and eventually sold over 1 million units. The snurfer was the first mass produced snowboard. Poppen is credited to be the inventor of the sport of snowboarding.

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