Starting Australian Snowboarding History: A Political Experience – Thor Prohaska

From seeing a snowboard in Tracks Surf Magazine to inventing snowboards for Australian mountains, to fighting for snowboarding to be allowed in resorts. Thor Prohaska had a vast influence in the evolution of snowboarding becoming mainstream in Australia. His journey started out with inventing snowboards in Australia in the early 1980s which lead to fighting for snowboarding to be allowed in the Victorian resorts in Australia. They were banned. Causing the formation of the Snowboard Riders of Victoria, he was the first president. All the while this promoted and helped build the snowboarding landscape in Australia.


This also leads to a discussion about the connection between experiences in the mountain resorts and politics.

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This episode was produced and published by Rouchelle Gilmore.

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