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Publication numberUS20030060297 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/193,693
Publication dateMar 27, 2003
Filing dateJul 11, 2002
Priority dateJul 12, 2001
Publication number10193693, 193693, US 2003/0060297 A1, US 2003/060297 A1, US 20030060297 A1, US 20030060297A1, US 2003060297 A1, US 2003060297A1, US-A1-20030060297, US-A1-2003060297, US2003/0060297A1, US2003/060297A1, US20030060297 A1, US20030060297A1, US2003060297 A1, US2003060297A1
InventorsKenneth Cembalest
Original AssigneeKenneth Cembalest
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, such as grassy hills, which board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, and bindings for a land board, and a method of surfing on land with a land board
US 20030060297 A1
Abstract
A land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, such as grassy hills, which board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, and bindings for a land board, and a method of surfing on land with a land board. A land board device on which a user can slide or glide down land surfaces, such as a grassy steep hill, cliff or mountain, without the help of wheels.
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What is claimed is:
1. A land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, which land board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, said land board comprising:
an elongated board comprising plywood with two-ply white filler and being substantially concave-shaped;
said elongated board having a length and a width, which said length being substantially greater than said width;
said elongated board having a first end and a second end disposed opposite said first end;
a top surface and a bottom surface being disposed opposite said top surface;
bindings comprising two nylon foot support straps being disposed on said top surface;
said two nylon foot support straps being configured to be strapped around the feet of a user of said land board to retain said land board against the feet of a user;
two velcro strap devices, each being connected to a corresponding nylon foot support strap to further secure the feet of a user;
adhesive sand paper being disposed on said top surface and adjacent said two nylon foot support straps to provide additional grip to essentially prevent slippage of the feet of a user; and
said substantially concave shaped board comprising:
a flat, central bottom section;
two substantially flat central sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section at an inclined angle;
two inclined side sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section, which inclined side sections run along a substantial portion of the length of the board;
two concave nose sections, each of which being disposed at a corresponding one of said first end and said second end;
two concave transition sections being disposed between said inclined flat central sections and said concave nose sections; and
a perimeter nose flip section.
2. A method of land surfing using a land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, which land board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, said land board comprising: an elongated board comprising plywood with two-ply white filler and being substantially concave-shaped; said elongated board having a length and a width, which said length being substantially greater than said width; said elongated board having a first end and a second end disposed opposite said first end; a top surface and a bottom surface being disposed opposite said top surface; bindings comprising two nylon foot support straps being disposed on said top surface; said two nylon foot support straps being configured to be strapped around the feet of a user of said land board to retain said land board against the feet of a user; two velcro strap devices, each being connected to a corresponding nylon foot support strap to further secure the feet of a user; adhesive sand paper being disposed on said top surface and adjacent said two nylon foot support straps to provide additional grip to essentially prevent slippage of the feet of a user; and said substantially concave shaped board comprising: a flat, central bottom section; two substantially flat central sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section at an inclined angle; two inclined side sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section, which inclined side sections run along a substantial portion of the length of the board; two concave nose sections, each of which being disposed at a corresponding one of said first end and said second end; two concave transition sections being disposed between said inclined flat central sections and said concave nose sections; and a perimeter nose flip section, said method comprising the steps of:
standing on said land board;
strapping one's feet to said land board; and
surfing down a land surface on said land board.
Description
APPLICATION PRIORITY DATA

[0001] This application claims priority under 35 U.S.C. 119(e) from copending Provisional Patent Application No. 60/304,943, filed on Jul. 12, 2001.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

[0002] 1. Field of the Invention

[0003] The present invention relates to a land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, such as grassy hills, which board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, and bindings for a land board, and a method of surfing on land with a land board. The present invention further relates to a land board device on which a user can slide or glide down land surfaces, such as a grassy steep hill, cliff or mountain, without the help of wheels.

[0004] 2. Background Information

[0005] In the past several years, many new “extreme” sports, such as rollerblading, skateboarding, and snowboarding, have become very popular in the sporting world, especially among young people. Persons involved in these types of sports are often interested in finding new and exciting sports to test their abilities and provide entertainment, while still promoting physical exercise and an appreciation of the environment in which one is practicing the sport.

[0006] However, many of the sports mentioned above are limited by the terrain of the area in which a person lives. For example, a snowboarder would obviously have to live in or travel to an area that has a cold climate and snowy areas on which to ride. Therefore, persons seeking to enjoy such sports often can not because of these limitations.

OBJECT OF THE INVENTION

[0007] It is an object of the present invention to provide a new adrenaline pumping sport that is exciting and challenging, and promotes physical exercise and an appreciation of the environment. A further object of the invention is to provide a land board device on which users can slide or glide down land surfaces, such as a grassy steep hill, cliff or mountain, without the help of wheels.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

[0008] The objects of the invention can be achieved in a land board or chute board according to at least one embodiment of the present invention, that is used in a new sport. In general, the land board is designed to be stood upon by a rider. The rider then glides, slides, or “surfs” down a land surface, such as a grassy hill, in a manner similar to snowboarding or surfing.

[0009] The land board generally a smooth board and does not have any wheels. By not having wheels on this specialized board one has to practice and control his balance. According to at least one embodiment, the board can be built in a way that makes it a lot more resistant to damage from any rough, rocky, sandy or grassy surfaces. The board has curved ends and sides that can reduce the friction between the board and the land surface for a nicer carve. The wideness of the board does not compare to the widths of well-known skateboard or snowboard designs of the prior art. While the widest snowboard or skateboard usually only reaches up to a maximum width of eight and a half inches wide, the chute board can reach up to one foot (twelve inches), while still appearing substantially narrow. This is caused by a rise or inclination of the sides, which provides the board with a substantially V-shaped cross-section. In addition, the board can be a substantially long board to permit the ends to be much more curved so that the ends may not get stuck on any rocks or roots during use.

[0010] On the top surface of the board can be placed at least two strap devices. These straps can be stretched or tightened in order to fit any size feet. The idea of the straps is to hold a rider's feet in a way that the rider can carve, jump, spin (360 degrees) and practice and execute any desired maneuvers. It is very important to take into consideration that the straps are essential because they permit the rider to place his or her weight to a desired angle and pull the board towards the same direction, causing the board to carve.

[0011] The shape of the board is much different from any other conventional boards, such as surf, snow, or skate boards. The board has sides that are very raised from the floor, causing the board to have a V-shaped cross-section when seen from the front end or back end. This shape and the help of the straps allow the rider to incline the board with his or her weight towards any desired side. By doing so, the participants can carve and control their speed and balance. Once the carving skills are mastered, one can go in search of harder challenges, such as ramps, half pipes (down hill), dirt walls, rails or any other obstacles.

[0012] Besides the above characteristics, the board's nose and tail have substantially the same length, width, and concave (50/50) for the following reasons:

[0013] 1—To permit it to be ridden by both regular footed (left foot forward) and goofy footed (right foot forward) riders without having to change the straps.

[0014] 2—To help the rider avoid rocks, bumps, roots or any other interference.

[0015] 3—To allow more opportunities for landing better maneuvers.

[0016] 4—To reach higher speeds by inclining the weight against gravity.

[0017] The new sport involving the land board has many positive aspects. For starters, every time one glides down a hill or cliff, one has to walk up again to be able to ride down again. Walking or running up and down a hill in a continuous routine over a substantial period of time would provide a very good physical exercise. Apart from the physical exercise, land or chute boarding could be another way in which the users could connect with nature. The same way surfers like to preserve the ocean, it is possible that land boarders will want to preserve natural hills, cliffs and mountains on which they ride. Further, it will permit those persons who live in areas that do not have or permit access to snowy or oceanfront areas to experience the thrill of surfing or skiing down the grassy hills and terrain around them.

[0018] Just like any other extreme game, chute boarding can be seen in the future as a competitive game that will grow more as time passes, and there will be an increased need for diverse materials, equipment and instruments that make up this activity. The participants will need protection against injuries, such as kneepads, elbow pads, helmets, specific clothing, and any other safety requirements desired by the riders. Along with the protection comes the main piece of equipment which is the board and that will vary in cost depending on the specific materials used for its construction. Once the board reaches market, different clothing brands can start placing photos on their clothes or even start a whole new complete brand of clothing. This can also help raise employment in different aspects. Another way of business could probably be constructing different man made grassy hills with ramps, half pipes, rails and other obstacles so that the public can practice and improve on their skills. This could lead to future events such as competitions, promotional exhibitions and even the opportunity of having a magazine that promotes the sport.

[0019] The land or chute board as said before presents a unique way of developing consciousness among people regarding the preservation of our environment. People, especially the new generation who encourage the extreme games need other ways of expressing their love for nature and adventure. By developing skills on the land board, young people will be able to practice a sport within limited areas such as slopes, hills or any other steep grassy grounds. Today's generation is always looking for more and new hardcore entertainment in which they can exercise and show off among their friends and spectators. The chute board will become a new adrenaline pumping sport for the future.

[0020] The above-discussed embodiments of the present invention will be described further hereinbelow. When the word “invention” is used in this specification, the word “invention” includes “inventions”, that is the plural of “invention”. By stating “invention”, the Applicant does not in any way admit that the present application does not include more than one patentably and non-obviously distinct invention, and maintains that this application may include more than one patentably and non-obviously distinct invention. The Applicant hereby asserts that the disclosure of this application may include more than one invention, and, in the event that there is more than one invention, that these inventions may be patentable and non-obvious one with respect to the other.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

[0021] The invention is explained in greater detail below with reference to the accompanying drawings.

[0022]FIG. 1 shows a view of a land board being used by a rider to surf on a grassy hill;

[0023]FIG. 2 shows another view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0024]FIG. 3 shows yet another view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0025]FIG. 4 shows still another view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0026]FIG. 5 shows a further view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0027]FIG. 6 shows another view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0028]FIG. 7 shows yet another view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0029]FIG. 8 shows still another view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0030]FIG. 9 shows a further view of the land board and rider surfing on a grassy hill;

[0031]FIG. 10 shows a diagrammatical top view of a land board according to at least one possible, embodiment of the present invention;

[0032]FIG. 11 shows diagrammatical side and cross-sectional views of the land board shown in FIG. 10;

[0033]FIG. 12 shows a bottom view of a land board according to at least one embodiment of the present invention;

[0034]FIG. 13 shows diagrammatical top and side views of a land board according to at least one possible embodiment of the present invention; and

[0035]FIG. 14 shows a top view of a land board according to at least one possible embodiment of the present invention.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT

[0036]FIG. 1 shows a view of a land board being used by a rider to surf on a grassy hill. The rider balances himself on the land board and utilizes it to slide, glide or surf down a hill. By shifting his weight back and forth, the rider can make turns to slide back and forth, also known as carving, across the hill, as can be seen in FIG. 2. FIGS. 3-9 show other views of the land board being used by the rider to surf on a grassy hill.

[0037]FIG. 10 shows a diagrammatical top view of a land board according to at least one possible embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 10 shows the design and shape of the board according to one possible embodiment of the invention. The board essentially has a mirror image design about an axis that bisects the board across its width. The mirror image design allows riders to place their feet in the nylon foot support straps in either a right-foot-first position or a left-foot-first position. The nose sections have nose flips 1 and reversed concave shaped surfaces 2 and 3. The middle section of the board between the nose sections is where the rider stands. Nylon foot support straps and velcro belts allow the board to be attached and secured to the rider's feet. In addition, patches of adhesive sand paper, for example, or other such material are attached to the surface of the board to provide extra grip so the rider's feet do not slip on the board.

[0038] The board in general has an overall concave shape. The sides of the board generally incline up and away from the central flat bottom section 6. Inclined surfaces 8, 9 extend away from the central flat bottom section 6 in the longitudinal direction and lead to the inclined, concave nose sections. Side inclined surfaces 7 also incline up and away from the flat bottom section 6. There also transitional concave surfaces 4, 5 that begin the transition from an incline to the concave nose sections. The board's generally concave shape permits riders to shift their weight in different directions to thus tilt the board and change their direction of movement. Further, the concave shape raises the perimeter edge of the board above the ground surface to allow the rider to ride over rough or rocky terrain or other obstacles such as tree roots.

[0039]FIG. 11 shows diagrammatical side and cross-sectional views of the land board shown in FIG. 10. In addition, a more detailed view of the velcro belt is also shown.

[0040]FIG. 12 shows a bottom view of a land board according to at least one embodiment of the present invention. Specifically, the multiple surfaces are sectioned off to illustrate the various flat, inclined, and concave surfaces that make up the overall bottom surface of the board.

[0041]FIG. 13 shows diagrammatical top and side views of a land board according to at least one possible embodiment of the present invention.

[0042]FIG. 14 shows a top view of a land board according to at least one possible embodiment of the present invention.

[0043] Additional information that could possibly relate to at least one possible embodiment of the present invention is included in Appendices A, B, and C.

[0044] One feature (or aspect) of an embodiment of the invention resides broadly in a land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, which land board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, said land board comprising: an elongated board comprising plywood with two-ply white filler and being substantially concave-shaped; said elongated board having a length and a width, which said length being substantially greater than said width; said elongated board having a first end and a second end disposed opposite said first end; a top surface and a bottom surface being disposed opposite said top surface; bindings comprising two nylon foot support straps being disposed on said top surface; said two nylon foot support straps being configured to be strapped around the feet of a user of said land board to retain said land board against the feet of a user; two velcro strap devices, each being connected to a corresponding nylon foot support strap to further secure the feet of a user; adhesive sand paper being disposed on said top surface and adjacent said two nylon foot support straps to provide additional grip to essentially prevent slippage of the feet of a user; and said substantially concave shaped board comprising: a flat, central bottom section; two substantially flat central sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section at an inclined angle; two inclined side sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section, which inclined side sections run along a substantial portion of the length of the board; two concave nose sections, each of which being disposed at a corresponding one of said first end and said second end; two concave transition sections being disposed between said inclined flat central sections and said concave nose sections; and a perimeter nose flip section.

[0045] Another feature (or aspect) of an embodiment of the invention resides broadly in a method of land surfing using a land board for practicing surfing on land surfaces, which land board is configured to withstand the rigors of surfing on land, said land board comprising: an elongated board comprising plywood with two-ply white filler and being substantially concave-shaped; said elongated board having a length and a width, which said length being substantially greater than said width; said elongated board having a first end and a second end disposed opposite said first end; a top surface and a bottom surface being disposed opposite said top surface; bindings comprising two nylon foot support straps being disposed on said top surface; said two nylon foot support straps being configured to be strapped around the feet of a user of said land board to retain said land board against the feet of a user; two velcro strap devices, each being connected to a corresponding nylon foot support strap to further secure the feet of a user; adhesive sand paper being disposed on said top surface and adjacent said two nylon foot support straps to provide additional grip to essentially prevent slippage of the feet of a user; and said substantially concave shaped board comprising: a flat, central bottom section; two substantially flat central sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section at an inclined angle; two inclined side sections being disposed about and to extend away from said flat bottom section, which inclined side sections run along a substantial portion of the length of the board; two concave nose sections, each of which being disposed at a corresponding one of said first end and said second end; two concave transition sections being disposed between said inclined flat central sections and said concave nose sections; and a perimeter nose flip section, said method comprising the steps of: standing oh said land board; strapping one's feet to said land board; and surfing down a land surface on said land board.

[0046] Please also note that any measurements or dimensions included herein and in the accompanying figures are simply included as examples of possible designs and/or configurations of at least one possible embodiment according to the present invention. These measurements or dimensions should not be construed as limiting the invention to only these measurements or dimensions described in the application. It should be further understood that additional possible embodiments according to the present invention having different measurements and dimensions not explicitly described herein may be possible within the scope of the embodiments of the present invention described herein.

[0047] The components disclosed in the various publications, disclosed or incorporated by reference herein, may be used in the embodiments of the present invention, as well as equivalents thereof.

[0048] The appended drawings in their entirety, including all dimensions, proportions and/or shapes in at least one embodiment of the invention, are accurate and are hereby included by reference into this specification.

[0049] All, or substantially all, of the components and methods of the various embodiments may be used with at least one embodiment or all of the embodiments, if more than one embodiment is described herein.

[0050] All of the patents, patent applications and publications recited herein, and in the Declaration attached hereto, are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth in their entirety herein.

[0051] All of the references and documents, cited in any of the documents cited herein, are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth in their entirety herein. All of the documents cited herein, referred to in the immediately preceding sentence, include all of the patents, patent applications and publications cited anywhere in the present application.

[0052] The details in the patents, patent applications and publications may be considered to be incorporable, at applicant's option, into the claims during prosecution as further limitations in the claims to patentably distinguish any amended claims from any applied prior art.

[0053] Some examples of snowboard bindings or straps for attaching a snowboard to the feet of a rider which may possibly be utilized or adapted for use in at least one possible embodiment of the present invention may possibly be found in the following U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,416,074, entitled “Strap for a snowboard boot, binding or interface;” 6,406,040, entitled “Highback snowboard binding;” 6,394,484, entitled “Snowboard boot and binding;” 6,390,492, entitled “Snowboard binding system with tool-less adjustments;” 6,386,574, entitled “Snowboard boot binding;” 6,382,641, entitled “Snowboard binding system with automatic forward lean support;” 6,357,783, entitled “Snowboard binding;” 6,354,610, entitled “Method and apparatus for interfacing a snowboard boot to a binding;” 6,347,805, entitled “Interface for engaging a snowboard boot to a binding;” 6,336,650, entitled “Stance variable one motion step-in snowboard binding;” 6,328,328, entitled “Support wedge device for a snowboard binding, and a snowboard binding assembly having such device;” 6,318,749, entitled “Angularly adjustable snowboard binding mount;” 6,315,305, entitled “Snowboard binding having adjustable toe;” 6,308,980, entitled “Snowboard binding system;” 6,302,428, entitled “Snowboard step-in binding;” 6,302,411, entitled “Rotatable snowboard boot binding;” 6,293,578, entitled “Snowboard boot and binding apparatus;” 6,293,566, entitled “Unitary strap for use in a soft boot snowboard binding;” 6,290,250, entitled “Snowboard binding system;” 6,290,243, entitled “Angular displacement control apparatus and method for rotationally adjustable snowboard bindings;” 6,283,494, entitled “Sports boot for snowboarding and an assembly of such boot with a snowboard binding;” 6,283,492, entitled “Snowboard binding system and a snowboard step-in boot system with gradually increasing resistance;” 6,279,924, entitled “Snowboard safety release binding;” 6,276,708, entitled “Snowboard boot and binding assembly;” D446,836, entitled “Snowboard bindings;” 6,270,110, entitled “Step-in snowboard binding;” 6,270,109, entitled “Snowboard binding;” 6,267,391, entitled “Snowboard boot binding mechanism;” 6,267,390, entitled “Strap for a snowboard boot, binding or interface;” 6,254,111, entitled “Snowboard with braking maneuvering and bindings features;” 6,227,552, entitled “Snowboard binding with conical adapter;” 6,224,070, entitled “Adjustable binding strap for securing a snowboard boot within a baseplate;” 6,213,493, entitled “Boot binding system for a snowboard;” 6,206,403, entitled “Snowboard strap binding;” 6,206,402, entitled “Snowboard binding adjustment mechanism;” 6,203,052, entitled “Step-in snowboard binding;” 6,203,051, entitled “Safety rotatable snowboard boot binding;” 6,199,893, entitled “Snowboard binding with adjustable-rigidity base;” 6,196,569, entitled “Snowboard binding;” 6,193,245, entitled “Snowboard releasable and reattachable binding system;” 6,189,913, entitled “Step-in snowboard binding and boot therefor;” 6,189,899, entitled “Longitudinally adjustable mount for a snowboard binding;” 6,168,183, entitled “Snowboard binding;” 6,168,173, entitled “Snowboard boot with binding interface;” 6,164,682, entitled “Snowboard binding;” 6,155,591, entitled “Rotatable snowboard boot binding;” 6,126,179, entitled “Method and apparatus for interfacing a snowboard boot to a binding;” 6,123,354, entitled “Step-in snowboard binding;” 6,113,127, entitled “Snowboard binding system;” and 6,113,114, entitled “Snowboard binding.”

[0054] Some examples of boards for use in riding on land surfaces, such as sand and mountains, which may possibly be utilized or adapted for use in at least one possible embodiment of the present invention may possibly be found in the following U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,941,540, entitled “Safe knee board for snow, water or sand;” 5,816,589, entitled “Sand surf board;” and 5,794,955, entitled “Mountain board.”

[0055] Some examples of snowboards and components thereof which may possibly be utilized or adapted for use in at least one possible embodiment of the present invention may possibly be found in the following U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,402,182, entitled “Ski or other snowboard comprising rigid, distinct side walls and process for producing such sidewalls;” 6,349,961, entitled “Composite molded snowboard with metal edges;” 6,309,586, entitled “Use of co-injection molding to produce composite parts including a molded snowboard with metal edges;” 6,244,615, entitled “Individual snowboard for each foot;” 6,234,513, entitled “Snowboard drive system;” 6,224,085, entitled “Tunnelboard snowboard;” 6,217,967, entitled “Core for snowboard;” 6,073,956, entitled “Snowboard with honeycomb at tip and tail;” 5,984,324, entitled “Touring snowboard;” 5,954,356, entitled “Snowboard;” 5,924,718, entitled “Snowboard and method for making same;” 5,855,389, entitled “Torsionally reinforced snowboard;” 5,851,331, entitled “Process for decorating a composite article such as a ski, snowboard, surfboard, or skateboard;” 5,848,783, entitled “Apparatus for holding a snowboard during repair and maintenance;” 5,845,421, entitled “Snowboard shoes and cycle shoes having an intermediate sole layer;” 5,833,078, entitled “Modular snowboard storage system;” 5,826,908, entitled “Snowboard mounting apparatus;” 5,823,562, entitled “Snowboard;” 5,803,332, entitled “Pack with integrated ski and snowboard cuff system;” 5,782,482, entitled “Snowboard and method of construction;” 5,775,715, entitled “Piezoelectric damper for a board such as a snow ski or snowboard;” 5,769,445, entitled “Snowboard;” 5,709,373, entitled “Portable ski and snowboard tuning table;” 5,704,139, entitled “Snowboard shoes;” 5,675,999, entitled “Snowboard lock;” 5,673,927, entitled “Composite snowboard insert and method of installation;” 5,664,808, entitled “Ski and snowboard edge covering device;” 5,662,186, entitled “Power-Driven Snowboard;” 5,660,416, entitled “Clamping device for a multiple-part gliding board, in particular snowboard;” 5,655,786, entitled “Snowboard assemblies, fasteners, and related methods;” 5,649,717, entitled “Snowboard and method of constructing the same;” 5,618,051, entitled “Articulated two-section snowboard;” 5,580,078, entitled “Double-edged snowboard;” 5,573,264, entitled “Snowboard;” 5,564,729, entitled “Snowboard support and tether;” 5,545,115, entitled “Snowboard simulator apparatus;” 5,538,272, entitled “Tunable snowboard;” 5,537,692, entitled “Snowboard glove with wrist protection;” 5,503,900, entitled “Snowboard padding;” 5,499,837, entitled “Swivelable mount for snowboard and wakeboard;” 5,462,304, entitled “Snowboard with dual-acting, interchangeable edges;” 5,390,837, entitled “Snowboard rack;” 5,356,159, entitled “Snowboard equalizing hook;” 5,320,378, entitled “Snowboard;” 5,313,667, entitled “Snowboard wrist protector;” 5,312,258, entitled “Dry land snowboard training device;” 5,163,550, entitled “Protective cover for snowboard or the like;” 5,152,691, entitled “Snowboard simulator balance apparatus;” 5,135,249, entitled “Snowboard having a shaped bottom surface for stability;” 5,096,103, entitled “Removable snowboard waist pack;” 5,026,088, entitled “Snowboard safety strap;” 4,998,956, entitled “Ski and snowboard sharpener;” 4,974,868, entitled “Modified snowboard;” 4,966,364, entitled “Snowboard simulator;” 4,951,960, entitled “Snowboard;” 4,938,698, entitled “Training aid for snowboard maneuvering;” 4,915,400, entitled “Snowboard toy;” and 4,165,091, entitled “Snowboard”.

[0056] The invention as described hereinabove in the context of the preferred embodiments is not to be taken as limited to all of the provided details thereof, since modifications and variations thereof may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification472/88
International ClassificationA63C5/03, A63B69/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63C5/03, A63B69/0093
European ClassificationA63B69/00U, A63C5/03