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The Snowboard Project


Feb 19, 2021

THE SNOWBOARD PROJECT

Pro Files : Ken Achenbach

Ken may be Canada's first snowboarder - if you don't believe me   find someone who went riding before him.

While that may be in dispute, The Snowboard Shop is not - it was the world's first snowboard specific retailer - inspiring a generation of Canadian riders.

He also built the world's first twin tip snowboard - the Barfoot Twin Tip, created an early snowboard specific clothing line and started The Camp of Campions - a snowboard camp that trained aspiring riders for 25 years. 

To say Ken is a legend is an understatement - to say that he is still, 40 plus years on, a dedicated snowboarder, is simply a statement of fact. 

 

This is a long one - but a good one. 

 

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