Headwear and snowboarding. Two things as inextricably linked as any human centipede has ever been, and at least hats are more fashionable than having your mouth surgically attached to someones anus. Snowboarding? The jury seems to be out on that one at this point in time, but what with Skynet now attacking skiers at random, we’ll hopefully see more kids coming over from the dark side again.
Regardless, we love hats here – and snowboarding too! – and thought it would pass the time admirably to view our sport’s history through the prism of headwear fashion.
Let’s start at the beginning, back where it all began…
1. The Bobble Hat
The original, and still the best form of mountain headwear that’s stood the test of time. No wonder Shermen Poppen chose a boss-dog kid rocking one to market his Snurfer, widely acknowledged as the precursor of modern day snowboards.