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The readers of Concrete Wave, the leading longboard publication, generously named Daddies the best online longboard shop of 2012. And we didn't even have to bribe them!
Daddies has a few other feathers in its cap. We have been an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company in the United States for the last three years and a Portland Business Journal Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Company for the past five years (our home is in Portland, Oregon). Our goal with all of this fast growth is clear: world domination! Well, that and being in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest fingernails.
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According to Wikipedia, "Snowboarding is a winter sport that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow while standing on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet." Or… Snowboarding is surfing epic powder lines, laying out huge trench digging turns in groomers, and listening to the whipping air as you charge through the trees. Snowboarding is your adrenalin building up as you stand on top of a cliff line, it's taking park laps with your friends and throwing spins and pressing rails. It's an Olympic sport and an urban pass time. Snowboarding is losing sleep because you're so excited to get up and shred the mountain in the morning. It's exploration, adventuring, and innovation as well as it's a leisurely getaway from the mundane. Snowboarding is a great way to spend time with your family and friends. It's sometimes a sport but most often an addictive lifestyle. Most of all, snowboarding is for having fun and enjoying the outdoors.
There are three main components that make up your snowboard: the board, boots, and bindings and they are all equally important. Whether you enjoy the backcountry, riding resorts, or playing in the park, the shape of your board will play a huge roll in what type of terrain you are able to navigate. Having a good quality boot is extremely important. A bad boot can ruin a good day on the mountain, so make sure you take your time when choosing your boot. The binding of your snowboard is what connects your boot to the board. There are many different styles of bindings so once you determine your skill level and riding style pick one the best suits your needs.
When you're snowboarding it's important to stay dry and protected from harsh conditions. There are many different types of outerwear that you can purchase. High end snow jackets, pants, and gloves usually provide the best protection from precipitation and saturation from rolling around in the snow. Jackets, pants, and gloves that use less technology are still good quality but more useful when weather conditions are not as extreme. This type of outerwear is most sufficient for casual riders and some resort riders.
Outside of the basic snowboard necessities, there are a ton of accessories that can improve your on-snow experience. Anything you think you need has been invented. For longer days there are backpacks for carrying food, water, and avalanche safety gear. A helmet is great for preventing head injuries when riding too close to the trees or when your head gets whipped towards the ground after catching an edge. There are even items as simple as the stomp pad, which is a traction device that you place on top of your board to help with getting on and off the chairlift.
We live in an awesome time for snowboarding. Technology has come a long so far that some companies are even teaming up airlines and sports car manufacturers to produce the most high-end gear on the market. The snowboard industry has grown tremendously since the invention of the Snurfer in the 1960s and will continue to do so as we progress into the future.
A little back story: modern snowboarding started in Muskegon, Michigan with the invention of the Snurfer. The Snurfer was home made by a man named Sherman Poppen. He connected two skis together and attached a rope handle to the nose to help control it. Soon after he pitched the idea to the Brunswick Corporation and millions of Snurfers began to fly off the shelves. It was all downhill from there.
As popularity increased, this awesome snow activity began to grab the attention of surf and skateboard enthusiasts like Tom Sims as well as a young competitive snurfer named Jake Burton. Falling in love with shredding snow, these fellas, along with the help of friends began pioneering new snowboard technology that birthed the now massive industry.
For whatever reason, all board sports seem to go through a rejection period in which society shuns the activity. In return, they end up having a rebellious appeal that develops a rich subculture and community. For a while, it was so bad that ski resorts had banned snowboarding and considered it to be an inferior activity. Nothing lined up; the language, clothing style, and attitude were total opposites. Much like the surf and skateboard culture, snowboarding went from punk rock to hip-hop and over time, it made its way to the mainstream.
It wasn't an easy journey but when somebody falls in love, they become unstoppable. As more and more people fell in love with snowboarding, ski resorts all over the world began allowing snowboarders to share the mountain and the rivalry began to melt away. Snowboarding is now accepted by all types of individuals and has even become a popular Olympic sport.
Today, snowboarding is accepted by the masses and the beauty of it is, unless you're involved in a competition, there are still no rules (outside of safety, of course). It doesn't matter if you are a 3, or 93 year old, man, woman, there is a snowboard out there for you.