"The first modern snowboard was arguably the Snurfer (a portmanteau of snow and surfer), originally designed by Sherman Poppen for his children 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, and lacked bindings, but had provisions to cause footwear to adhere."
Minimum of Snow, Fully Maneuverable,
Fun and Thrills, and Easy to Learn. It's official!
All of the above. My orange-haired friend and I
shredded (possibly before the word was ever used)
on his yellow Snurfer for hours on end. Talk about
good, cheap, clean fun.
The "staples" kept your feet in place while the yellow plastic lanyard
helped to steer. All in all it was fairly easy to navigate on a Snurfer.
Why did they ever have to complicate things with bindings?