Vintage 1970s SnowboardSki_Snowboard70s_Blu_11x14 $44
Back in 1977 when Jake Burton got inspired by the 'snurfer', a large, single-board invented by Sherman Poppen that looked more like a small surfboard than a ski, he no doubt couldn't have imagined how his modified design would launch the multi-billion-dollar snowboarding industry. This art print features one of his early prototypes from the late 1970s; a solid wood beast with, believe it or not, a hand rope to help riders stay upright—kind of like training wheels for boarders.
The inspiration behind our 'Vintage 1970s Snowboard' Art Print
My kids grew up riding the single plank. They were pretty fortunate to learn to ride on vastly improved boards over the years. I can't—and no doubt they can't either—imagine learning to ride on these early boards. But you gotta love the imagination and craftsmanship that went into the early editions like this 1970s wooden snowboard prototype.
If you love snowboarding and the history behind it, or just love anything vintage, this piece is for you. It makes a great addition to any cottage or home decor.
- Individually printed to order on heavy, satin photo paper using a large format, 9-colour ink process
- Museum-quality (Giclée) inks and paper guaranteed not to fade or yellow for 200 years
- Made in Canada gallery-style hardwood frames
- Choose from four designer finishes: Matte black, Driftwood, Natural wood, and Matte white
- Prints are protected behind 2mm thick acrylic offering the same clarity and quality as glass yet won't break during shipping
- Acid-free, foam core backing board
- Hardware installed—ready to hang out of the box!