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'Bumps for Boomers' groomed for balance
Denver Post

If you're a baby boomer who avoids moguls and powder at all costs, but you're increasingly intimidated by how fast others are tearing past you on the groomed runs, Joe Nevin has a way out of your dilemma. Leave your conventional skis in the garage and let him give you a "Bumps for Boomers" lesson using ski boards, those funny-looking mini-skis that are just over 3 feet long.

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Bumps For Boomers®
Wall Street Journal

One effort to indulge older skiers can be found in Colorado, where Joe Nevin, a retired Silicon Valley executive, has started a program called "Bumps for Boomers," for skiers age 50 or older. He uses "skiboards" (equipment that's considerably shorter than typical skis).  In 1994, when the Stratton Trailblazers Ski Club, a group for people age 50 and older, gathered for its first meetings, the entire club could sit around a single table. 

Wide and short skis promise easy fun
Denver Post

If you haven't already seen them, you will soon. Skiboards are growing in popularity the way snowboards did a couple of decades ago. .Best described as skis that are half as long and twice as wide, skiboards allow just about anybody with an interest in gravity-based snow sports to enjoy them, said Doc Roberts, owner of Skiboards Superstore in Bayfield.

Skiboards Growing in Popularity
Farmington Daily Times

Alternative to skis and snowboards a fast-growing industry. If you haven't already seen them, you will soon. Skiboards are growing in popularity the way snowboards did a couple of decades ago. Best described as skis that are half as long and twice as wide, skiboards allow just about anybody with an interest in gravity-based snow sports to enjoy them, said Doc Roberts, owner of Skiboards Superstore in Bayfield.

Skiboards.com Superstore Makes Splash From Bayfield
Durango Herald

Richard "Doc" Roberts knew it was time to expand his business after a customer in Sweden called him at 3 a.m. to order a skiboard from his company, Skiboards Superstore, then located just outside Boulder in his garage.

"Skiboards and Twintips offer Skiers, In-line Skaters and Riders an Easy Way to do Tricks in the Park and Pipe"
Snowsports Industries of America Newsroom

One of the fastest growing winter sports, skiboarding has attracted skiers, snowboarders, skaterboarders, and in-line skaters because of its versatile and acrobatic nature.

"Skiboards.com – Online Store for Ski Industry’s Latest Trend"
Four Corners Business Journal

They’re all over the slopes, strapped to the feet of an increasing number of folks who relish the thrill of shushing down a mountain. On the flip side, they are noticeably absent in ski or snowboard retail shops across the nation.

"It's a Board! It's a Ski!"
Rocky Mountain News

One of the fastest growing winter sports, skiboarding has attracted skiers, snowboarders, skaterboarders, and in-line skaters because of its versatile and acrobatic nature.

"Happenin Hybrid"
Tribune

Skiboardng, a strain of various winter sports, is cathing air and catching on. The latest craze to hit the ski slopes has al ot to do with inn-line skating. And snowboarding. And skiing, of course. But all at once. Huh? Skiboards are a hybrid of sorts.

"Sick Flips"
Wintersport Business

For Charles and Cheryl Malfetti, skiboards are for tripping the light fantastic on a frozen dance floor. For (others) skiboards are for catching sicker air than skis or snowboards. For Eric Schmidinnger and Mike Nick, skiboards are for catching sicker air than they could ever imagine on skis or snowboards. Within the extremes lies skiboarding's promise.

"Mini Skis - The Next Type of Snowriding (?)"
Hyperski

Skiboardng, The shaped ski phenomenon has made people realize that the tried and true 190cm ski was an encumbrance to many. Now get set to see adults on skis ranging down to 40 cm. This piece is to describe the smallest of the bunch : "miniskis" .

"Skiboards go to PSIA School"
Copper Mountain - CO

Skiboards can't start, but they sure can finish. That's the consensus from a recent meeting of the Professional Ski
Instructors of America..

"Skiboards.com Plans for Sport to Go Huge"  By Chris Parkes, The Boulder County Business Report

"Short Skis are long on fun."  By Foghorn Online Magazine by: Photojournalist, Barry-Scott Hall


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