Motorized - Powered Snowboard History

  • Winter 1999/2000 while snowboarding on flat land using power from a vehicle, Jimmy D. was inspired to connect the power to the back of the snowboard so he could roam free, without a rope. (Photo top right).
  • Summer/Fall 2000 James E. Decker jr. builds his first powered snowboard prototype.
  • Winter 2000/2001 tested newly developed prototype in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. (Photo middle right).
  • Spring/Summer 2001 builds second prototype.
  • Summer/Fall 2001 shows # two to his patent lawyers.
  • October 26, 2001 files for a patent.
  • Winter 2001/2002 tested # two in Michigan. Picture of Snow Carver debuts on Powerboarding.Com.
  • Spring/Summer/Fall 2002 builds # 3, 4, & 5, all have newly configured connection piece, solving the yaw and roll dilemma.
  • Summer 2002 creates Jimmy D’z Powered Snowboard Co. LLC.
  • December 26, 2002 tested # 3, 4, & 5, in 9 inches of fresh snow in Indiana . Video of prototype #4 used from this event to later appear on website and YouTube.
  • Summer 2003 creates www.jimmydz.com.
  • March 2, 2004 receives patent # 6,698,540 for “motorized snowboard”.
  • Spring 2010 published new video on website and YouTube. Snow Carver™ #4 in 12 inches of snow Celina, Ohio Feb. 18, 2010. (Photo bottom right).
  • Fall 2010 builds #6.
  • Fall 2010-Summer 2011 talked with patent lawyers about 4 new connection pieces.
  • Fall 2010-Fall 2011 redesigns drive unit #6 and builds 4 new detachable connection pieces.
  • September 13 , 2011 files for a second patent.
  • Winter 2011/2012 tested new connection pieces.
  • Spring 2012 builds # 7 & 8 identical to #4.
  • Winter 2012/2013 tested the Snow Surfer.
  • Winter 2013/2014 tested the Snow Surfer.
  • Spring 2014 published proof of concept video on YouTube. Snow Surfer # 8 in 6 inches of snow Fishers, Indiana Jan. 4, 2014.
  • September 30, 2014 receives second patent # 8,844,664 for "powered snowboard".
  • Fall 2014-Spring 2015 invented and tested a new top secret connection piece for the Snow Shredder™ producing the best results yet.
  • Fall 2015 requested and received opinion letter from patent lawyers. The letter affirms the new version of the Snow Shredder™ is covered in the latest patent.

SnowBoard tow photo




Night Photo in tow




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