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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