- Jake Burton Carpenter – RIP
Directly responsible for some of the greatest days in my lifePosted 8 months ago
Well, that’s debated by many but certainly he did a lot for the widespread adoption of the sport, and it’s very sad he’s died so young. It also sounds like he truly lived the sport as well as running a huge company – I remember hearing that he would regularly (and recently) put in 100+ days per season. RIP.Posted 8 months ago
Well, that’s debated by many
Stay classy.Posted 8 months ago
Agreed – the likes of Tom Sim, Jake Burton Carpenter and Craig Kelly all helped shape what I know today as modern snowboarding … which has provided me with immense please and huge enjoyment.Posted 8 months ago
Anyone whos ever enjoyed snowboarding owes him (alongside Tom Sims et al) a debt . True pioneer who was the only one that managed to play the corporate game and win.Posted 8 months ago
Time to pop on a Burton Hoody and have a beer whilst watching Afterbang.
Cancer really is a bitch 🙁
Never got on with Burton boards myself…. didn’t like the “plink” sound/feel they had when landing…. but loved my cartel bindings.
Here’s a pic of an iconic board in his honour
A spinning Jim Rippey
So spinny you can see it twice !!
ROP Mr Burton
Rest Off-PistePosted 8 months ago
^^^^^ That’s still the only board I currently own!Posted 8 months ago
Never had a Burton board but there’s certainly lots of Burton gear in my snowboarding kit. RIP JBC wish it’s always a pow day wherever you are.Posted 8 months ago
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