When there’s a thriving industry there are always people that will bring bad ideas to market. Snowboarding is no exception, there have been countless bad ideas over the years that we’ve mocked. Now it’s time to look through the history of bad snowboarding ideas that were patented.
OBJECT OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to an autonomous electromagnetic control system for binding boots to a snowboard, skis or, generally any board used in sports such as skateboarding and surfboard. The inventive system is disposed on the clothing and boots of the sportsperson as well as on the board, in order to ensure the safe practice of said sports. The system is based upon a magnetic link between the boots and the snowboard or skis, a link that can be detached by the sportsperson at will by his/her own action on some electrical switches, either manually through an electric cable transmission or, with electromagnetic waves from voice commands by means of a voice recognition device and an emission-reception system, or by means of infrared rays transmission and a emission-receptor system.
Here’s an oldie, but a goodie. This letter and yes I mean a hand written letter was sent out to various product managers at established brands years ago. Ah the joys of the Internet!