NASH - SKIFER 1969 NASH BEGAN MAKING WATER SKIS IN THE LATE 1950'S. THEY THEN BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST TO MAKE SKATEBOARDS IN THE EARLY-1960'S, ADDED SCOOTERS MID-1960'S, AND IN 1969 JUMPED ON THE SNURFER TREND WITH THIS SKIFER. IN SHORT, THIS IS A DIRECT COPY OF THE SNURFER RIGHT DOWN TO THE ROPE AND STAPLES. THE RIDER GRAPHIC IS SICK.
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becMAR - SNOW SKIMMER 1970's this is a complete snow skimmer with original rope, handle, sandpaper traction pads, aluminum bottom fin, and original gloss painted graphics. apparently it was introduced by bec-mar marina of racine, wisconsin in the early 1970's. it likely had some type of origins or branched off from a water ski venture. assist by b. marcus
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WHITE BEAR - SNO-surfer (late 1960's)
the sno-surfer was an off shoot of white bear water ski company, on bald eagle lake, in the city of white bear lake, minnesota. tom weinhagen started the business in the late 1940's. the red top side surface is a sandpaper material added for traction. the logo featuring a polar bear wearing a winter cap was created in the 1950's (it first appeared on the water skis). the logo later featured the bear wearing a crown. THERE IS APPARENTLY VIDEO FOOTAGE OF DARE DEVILS RIDING THESE BOARDS BEHIND AN AIRPLANE ON WHITE BEAR LAKE.
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Cascade - snurfer type board (reproduction) 1970's?
Cascade made waterski's. we believe they began manufacturing in the 1950's, somewhere in the pacific north west. apparently they had a brief foray into the snow snurfer market. This makes perfect sense due to the 1960/70's snurfer craze because other than traction and rope they already had 90% of the product built - easy market entry. (this is a reproduction of a board seen on ebay).
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grell boards - hand made ans signed test boards (2013) these snowsurfing international, inc. boards were hand made by jeff grell. jeff is an OG legend. he is credited by many with being the first to come up with the idea and initial prototype build of a high back to binding. we honor Jeff's creativity by adding these boards to thje museum. jeff still surfs snow 100+ days a year!