Title:  Extreme Sports Series (3rd Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2638-2641 
KPC#
C-2067-70 
Scott#
2292a-d ssm 
Date of Issue
09/05/2008 
Quantity
600,000 ea. 
Denomination
250 won 
Design
Snowboard (Carving turn,
Indy grab, Nose grab, Air) 
Designer
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 4
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, four colors  
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Snowboarding is featured as the third installment in the Extreme Sports series.

Snowboarding is a sport that requires riding a long plank-shaped board down a snowy slope that enables spinning and remarkable maneuvers. Snowboarding is seen as having sprung from "Snurfer" (a compound word combining "snow" and "surfer") -- a kind of toy made for his daughter by Sherman Poppen from U.S. in 1965. It is said that Snurfer was so popular at the time that even Snurfer contests were held. In snowboarding, where the board and boots are fastened with binding, a kind of fixing device, there are two different types: "alpine style" and "free style."

Snowboarding, which has a relatively short history, has come into the spotlight as a people's world winter sports since it was selected as an official sport event in the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympic Games. In Korea, snowboarding started in the early 1990s, rapidly spreading through the Internet, and great snowboarding competitors contending for glory on the world stage are now being produced.

The new stamp features such snowboarding technique as Carving turn, Indy grab, Nose grab, Air, etc.