An origin story: How snowboarding began [NBC Olympics Closing Ceremonies]

Posted by Keith on 2/26/2018 to History
An origin story: How snowboarding began [NBC Olympics Closing Ceremonies]
"The Snurfer, for me, was this ability to surf on snow, and it was this incredible ‘Wow, who thought of that?’. That thing, when I got on that Snurfer, was magic" - Jake Burton, discussing how the Snurfer led to modern snowboarding.

Watch the full video here.

Get your orders by Christmas!

Posted by Keith on 12/19/2016 to News
Get your orders by Christmas!

Still lots of time to get your orders in before Christmas! The last day to safely get your orders by Christmas is December 19th at 3pm, no order placed after using UPS Ground is guaranteed to arrive on time.

Standard UPS Ground shipping - Order by 12/19 (3pm EST)
Expedited UPS Three Day Select Day Shipping - Order by 12/20 (9am EST)
Priority UPS Second Day Shipping - Order by 12/21(9am EST)
Express UPS Overnight Shipping - Order by 12/22 (9am EST)

ATTENTION: We ship out of two locations! The above map is for our factory, but we also can ship out of Vermont. If you are in the Northeast contact us when placing your order. Free shipping may be possible for you till the 20th!!

You Got Snurfed!

Posted by Keith on 1/10/2016 to News
You Got Snurfed!
'Good times using some Snurfers! It makes little pow lines so much fun.' - Shred Everyday. You can see the full post here.

Get your Snurfer by Christmas!

Posted by Keith on 12/11/2015 to News
Get your Snurfer by Christmas!

Still lots of time to get your orders in before Christmas! The last day to safely get your orders by Christmas is December 17th at 3pm, no order placed after using UPS Ground is guaranteed to arrive on time.

Standard UPS Ground shipping - Order by 12/17 (3pm EST)
Expedited UPS Three Day Select Day Shipping - Order by 12/18 (9am EST)
Priority UPS Second Day Shipping - Order by 12/21(9am EST)
Express UPS Overnight Shipping - Order by 12/23 (9am EST)

Snurf Colorado!

Posted by Keith on 12/10/2015 to News

Just some Snurfing fun with the recent snow in Colorado!

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Rome goes snow surfing with a Snurfer collaboration

Posted by Brew on 11/19/2015 to News
Rome goes snow surfing with a Snurfer collaboration

When I incorporated Balance Designs Inc. the original intent was to position our Vew-Do Brand of Performance Balance Boards as the worlds first snowboard training device. This was back in the day when snowboarding was in its infant stages and poised for mad growth. Fact is, I quit my job at Burton Snowboards, then just a shadow of the company it would become, to start BDI. Back then, the Snurfer was still a recent memory and everyone was familiar with the story of how snowboarding evolved from a bunch of kids riding and modifying their snurfers. Things really got going when Jake Burton, Tom Sims and a few others showed up at the Snurfer World Championships on their own home made boards.

Snurfer x Rome Powder Division 148

Posted by Keith on 11/18/2015 to News
Snurfer x Rome Powder Division 148
When Sherman Poppen invented the Snurfer in 1965, he created an iconic brand that holds a foundational place in snowboard history. Outside of super obscure stuff, the Snurfer came before everything else. Before bindings, bases and edges came along, the Snurfer was simply how you shredded snow standing sideways. If you were a skater in the 70s in a colder part of America, there was a good chance you had a Snurfer. In the early 1980’s, Rome’s co-founders were two such kids who got Snurfers and started hiking local sledding hills. Having got started on Snurfers when Shoot To Thrill dominated the airwaves, Rome’s founders have always had a lot of respect for Snurfer and what it means to all snowboarders.
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