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James Bond’s snowboard on show in Vail

James Bond’s snowboard on show in Vail

The primary snowboard many individuals ever noticed was from the Bond film “A View To A Kill.”

VAIL, Colo. — On the Colorado Snowsports Museum in Vail, Govt Director Jennifer Mason says that amongst all of the snowboard historical past folks can see is the primary snowboard tens of millions of individuals ever noticed.

“It introduced it into popular culture and mainstream,” stated Mason. “It was James Bond, and it was James Bond and snowboarding collided and elevated the game.”

The snowboard that’s now on show within the museum is the one James Bond rode within the 1984 film “A View to A Kill,” when Bond escapes the unhealthy guys by taking the entrance skid of a snowmobile and utilizing it as a snowboard.

“It is acquired all of the makings of all this cool, superb story,” stated Mason. “There’s a snowboard scene on this film and we even have the board that was used.’

At the moment, snowboarding wasn’t well-known and the long-lasting Bond film scene was years earlier than snowboarding was even allowed at Vail.

“Snowboarding was not allowed on Vail Mountain till 1989,” stated Mason. “That is 5 years previous to even snowboards being allowed on one of many largest ski mountains within the nation.” 

The snowboard was donated by the Tom Simms household. He was the stunt man who carried out the snowboarding scene within the film, and one of many pioneers of snowboarding in the US.

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