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Sherman Poppen, inventor of the Snurfer, laughs when asked about his role in the development of snowboarding.

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Sherman Poppen, 79, is a longtime resident of Steamboat Springs and is widely recognized as the grandfather of snowboarding for his invention of the Snurfer.


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