Snowboarding Essay

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Snowboarding Mayhem General Purpose: To Inform Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the sport of snowboarding. Central Idea: Snowboarding was created in the early 1960s and after being considered a sport in 1994, has become an adventure that anyone with the right equipment can enjoy. Method of Organization: Topical Introduction I. Imagine yourself flying through the air as a cool refreshing wind blows through your hair. The feeling is like nothing else in the world. That is until, THUMP, you hit the ground. What did I do? One minute I was soaring through the air and the next I lay motionless on the ground. This is the feeling that most people get when they snowboard for the first time. II. This feeling came to me when I began snowboarding. According to Grays on Trays, since 1997 snowboarding has been consistently the fastest growing sport in the United States. III. I have learned a great deal about snowboarding through personal experiences over the past four years. I have also conducted research over the past few weeks to prepare myself for this speech. IV. Today I would like to inform you about the world of snowboarding, including: how it was created, how it became an official sport, and what you need to start enjoying it yourself. Body I. Snowboarding was created in the early 1960s and slowly evolved into the sport it is today. A. According to Jeff Bennett, author of the book The Complete Snowboarder, Snowboarding had two main innovators when it was first created. 1. Sherman Poppen, a professional surfer, is credited as the official inventor of snowboarding. a. He created the Snurfer, which is somewhat like a modern day snowboard but has a rope

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