Surfing was the first boardsport, or the mother of the other boardsports, originating from the Polynesian culture. Skateboarding was then invented by surfing looking to "surf" on land. Snowboarding came around when surfers and skaters were looking to board on the snow. Wakeboarding was invented by people so that they could get towed in snowboard fashion behind a boat in the same relation as waterskiing to alpine skiing. Mountainboarding was then invented by snowboarders who wanted to keep riding on the piste even after the snow had gone.
Patent No. 7,686,751 Issued on March 30, Assigned to Simbal Sports for Board Sport Training Device (California Inventors)
Mar 31, 2010; ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31 -- Craig Hines of San Francisco, Andrew Lewis Johnston of Redwood City, Calif., and Mark A. Carlson of...