Powder surfing, also known as powsurfing or noboarding, is snowboarding on a modified board with no bindings. Like on a surfboard, a rope is attached to the rider's lead leg with a leash. The style was pioneered by Greg Todds, a skilled snowboarder who began riding bindingless to make snowboarding more challenging. The precursor of the snowboard, the snurfer, had no bindings and a lanyard attached to the front, like a sled.
In 2002, Todds and his friend, Cholo Burns, began selling rubber foot pads that could be attached to any snowboard. Their kits also included a bungee cord that attached to a point in front of the front foot, as well as a point behind the back foot. The cords acted like training wheels for riders who needed help keeping the board on their feet. They called their innovation Noboard. A Noboard is a kit to convert a snowboard into a board without bindings. The conversion kit consists of a rubber pad (where the rider stands), a rope, retractable leash, and fastening hardware. Other companies are manufacturing boards designed to be ridden bindingless, as opposed to Noboard's conversion kit.
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