Most Important People in Extreme Sports

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Most Important People in Extreme Sports

Snowboarding – Dimitrije Milovich

In 1974, Milovich began making snowboards out of his garage for friends, and for people who had read about them in articles in Newsweek and Playboy magazines. Based on interest generated by those articles, Milovich founded Winterstick in 1976.

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Most Important People in Extreme Sports

Surfing history: Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew AM

Bartholomew first burst on to the scene as a pro surfer in the winter of 1975 where he and his newly established crew Mark Richards, Shaun Tomson, Ian Cairns and Peter Townend displayed their new brand of surfing that inspired the critically acclaimed movie “Bustin’ Down the Door”

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Most Important People in Extreme Sports

Snowboarding – Sherman Poppen

Poppen owned a welding supply company and had a mind for innovation. For the next step in the development of Snurfing, he bought a used water ski, drilled a hole in the tip and attached a tether for the rider to hold.

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Most Important People in Extreme Sports

Surfing History – Duke Kahanamoku

In 1912, Duke Kahanamoku wrote history for the Hawaiian flag. He won the 100-meter freestyle gold medal, and the 4×200 relay silver medal at the Stockholm Olympic Games. The sports world had a new hero. And he was an accomplished ukulele player.

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