Thursday, February 12, 2015

Defining Moments From Snowboarding History: The First Playboy Article


During the early growth phase of snowboarding one of the significant moments was when an article about the little-known sport appeared in the the February 1978 edition of Playboy. Disappointingly it had nothing to do with the drugs and sports headline on the front page, or the outer-space sex headline for that matter..,

Here's the article from the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame archive featuring Wintersticks, Snurfers and monoskis.

And here's the centrefold from that edition, which the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame decided not to include in their archive for some reason...

And now you're feeling all educated, here's both things combined in a random blog post by some Scandi lady riding a vintage Winterstick in her bikini.

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Two other stories from the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame archives:

Celebrating the 35 and a halfish anniversary of the first edition of Snurfer News

The 1982 National Snow Surfing Championship Program - Featuring a Snurfing Unicorn

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