Final Wednesday, snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter handed away in Burlington, Vermont, from problems of most cancers. As an organization based in a small store in Manchester, Vermont (in 1856), Orvis has at all times felt a kinship with Burton, which was created in a barn in close by Londonderry in 1977. The following 12 months, they moved the operation down the hill to Manchester, simply up the street from our present flagship retailer and rod store.
The video above tells the story of how Burton Snowboards went from a one-man operation to a worldwide energy in snow sports activities. Jake Burton Carpenter’s imaginative and prescient impressed thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world to take up a brand new sport, discover the winter terrain in a brand new manner, and specific themselves on the snow. Many Orvis associates are Burton followers and prospects, using the corporate’s boards on our native ski mountains each weekend, from December by March. His passing marks the tip of an period for snowboarding, however his legacy might be felt for so long as individuals trip the slopes.
Burton Snowboards has posted an incredible timeline of Jake’s life, which makes for fascinating studying.
The Burton homepage pays tribute to the corporate founder.