Snow on Arizona SnowBowl
Why would anyone propose to use millions of gallons of water a day to desecrate sacred Indian land, in a State that is going through a drought? Well, the Arizona SnowBowl has proposed to do just that; make artificial snow on their ski resort. The proposal is for their own economical benefit with no respect for the holy San Francisco Peaks, where the Ski resort is located.
Its amazing how a sport can be taken from being called “the next big failure” to being a Winter Olympic sport in the span of just a decade. The journey to make snowboarding considered a ligament sport was long and hard, but with pioneers such as Sherman Poppen, Tom Sims, and Jake Burton it was well accomplished. Snowboarding made its Winter Olympic debut with the giant slalom, and the halfpipe event in 1998. Todd Richards spoke for snowboarders around the world when he said, “"We have been on this crazy quest for legitimacy for so long. The Olympics are going to bring a legitimacy into this sport like no one can comprehend.”” (Shipley) Finally, snowboarders everywhere have gotten the legitimacy they deserve.
Back in 1965 Sherman Poppen laid the basic foundation of the snowboard. “On Christmas morning, Sherman Poppen went into his garage, cross-braced two Kmart skis together, stood atop his backyard hill and started surfing the snow (MacArthur)” This was it, the be. People flocked around Poppen as he carelessly paraded up and down the local sled hill. The demand for this contraption became apparent to Sherman and he quickly began work on producing more under the name of the Snurfer.” (MacArthur 1). Poppen began rummaging the town for it’s precious supplies and made dozens of the Snurfer. This caught the local media’s attention which lead to the licensing and production of the Snurfer.
Many people think of skiing of a fun sport and a good activity if you have a free day in Colorado. But what many don’t know is that skis are older than most countries. The reason us humans know this because of a rock painting that showed a man skiing down a mountain with food and through many tests this painting
Snowboarding can be quite pricy but not nearly as expensive as many people would assume. A bright colorful snowboard where the colors bounce off one another like fireworks on the 4th of July, is beautiful to have, but it is not a necessity. Consequently, the board or jacket with the brightest colors or the boldest patterns will cost a fortune. For an example, when I started snowboarding about ten years ago, my father picked me a lifeless grey snowboard from the ancient pawn store directly down the street. I was grateful nonetheless, I made the snowboard “pop” using simple stickers that were
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"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again." It’s the oldest saying in the book, but one that forged the foundation of my great-grandfathers whole life and continues to live on in my heart. My great-grandfather was called a maker of dreams because he wasn't afraid to chase them. Helmut Lloyal Wiese was in inventor of the snowplane. A beautiful, sleek machine that flew across the snow as though on the backs of angels. The snowplane had a Lycoming four-cylinder air plane engine with a reverse air prop, not unlike the airboat. It rode on three shingle, cross-country skis styled so as to not let the machine slide backwards. The snowplane was the predecessor of all snowmobiles, even those produced by Ski-doo and Bombardier. It was built
Snow is formed by very cold temperatures in the moist air, the tiny droplets of water in the air freeze into miniature ice crystals that bump into each other to form each individual snowflake. After seeing how snow is made, it's quite obvious why each snowflake is different. Snow can be a wonderful thing for children and even adults when it comes to snow angels, snowmen, skiing, and other winter sports. Yet it can be devastating for people that get a lot of it each year, such as people who live in New Hampshire, California, or Alaska. For these people snow can either be fun or terrible, it depends, For Alaska and New Hampshire, Avalanches are not necessarily rare, in fact Alaska gets 100s of avalanches each year, some mild, some
Snow is a rare sight in Maycomb. When the white flakes begin falling the students soon receive news of a snow day. The snow barely covers the layer of dirt making typical snow day activities difficult. There is always an abundance of soil in Maycomb, it gets thrown around, stomped on and is worthless, the dirt in Maycomb is similar to the black people, they are treated unfairly all the time. Snow, on the other hand is rare, treated delicately and never goes unnoticed, much like the white people of Maycomb. Jem and Scout want to build a snowman, but the lack of snow made it difficult to build from just their yard so they seek out Miss. Maudie to borrow her snow. Even with the Finches’ snow and Miss. Maudies’ snow the children still don’t have enough. Jem won’t let this opportunity to build his first, and maybe last snowman, go. Determined, he starts by building a base from the plentiful mu...
I am going to discuss two of the top brand names in the industry and within those brands I am going to compare and contrast one of their top selling snowmobiles. The Polaris Rush Pro-R 800 and the Ski Doo MXZ X-RS 800 E-Tec. These sleds are some of the most revolutionary snowmobiles to ever be produced and sold in the market. Suspension, handling, platform design, and motor technology are just some of the topics I am going to talk about and explain just how awesome this technology is and which sled I prefer to buy in the end.