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Skiboarding is a winter sport which combines inline skating and skiing. Skiboards are generally under 100 centimeters, symmetrical, twin tipped, and very wide. In addition, they generally have non-release bindings very similar to snowboard hard-boot bindings. However, specialized skiboards are now in the market which may feature ski-like releasable bindings and/or lengths upto 120cm.more...
The sport is often, and incorrectly, called snowblading or skiblading. "Snowblades" are a trademark of Salomon. There is uncertainty about who invented the first true skiboard. Jason Levinthal of Line, Mark Merkel of the now defunct Powder Company, and Micheal Canon formerly of Canon Skiboards all started producing skiboards around 1994. After skiboarding started to become popular, French ski company Salomon released their version of skiboards in response to skiboarding's popularity and experiments such as Atomic's Shorties and Kneissl's Big Feet.
Skiboarding quickly grew in popularity, and soon larger ski companies such as Salomon, K2, etc. started to produce skiboards. This made it hard for many smaller companies like Journey and Imperial to compete, so they were forced bankrupt.
As skiboarding grew, many skiers wanted to do skiboard style tricks without using smaller skis. This caused the development of twin tip skis. The twin tip skis drew the attention of more traditionally minded winter sports enthusiasts away from skiboarding. Skiing had a much larger base at this time and much...
by Greco Apr 17, 2006 add a video