posted on Nov, 21 2019 @ 09:41 PM
”They don’t even realize that the name Burton isn’t a company, it’s a person. Obviously, it’s the biggest brand in snowboarding. The man
himself is even bigger”
BBC.com - Jake Burton, ‘godfather of snowboarding’ dies at 65/url]Jake Burton,
‘godfather of snowboarding’ dies at 65
Sorry, on phone so I hope the linky works...
Nah, this is not “Famous People” but a whole industry and lifestyle! Even transcends sports. During his life, he fought for all of our right to
snowboard on ski slopes. For that alone I am thankful! I have been able to travel up and down the West Coast going to some great resorts!!
Then there is the board and clothing company. The boards were (still are for each new season’s release) are so cool that you had to lock them up!
Boots, jackets, gloves... hell, even the bindings had to be different. Add in a star user like Terje... well, my hat is off for that too.
But the man is another thing. Not just one but two forms of cancer were fought off!! YAY!!
Then the news that the Big C had returned.
Expecting another valiant fight we hear this news today...
Some people are awesome athletes and we wonder at their accomplishments. Others change the world.
Jake Burton Carpenter, I do not ride your boards, wear your clothes, but I appreciate everything that you have done to contribute to a significant
part of my life!!
edit on 21-11-2019 by TEOTWAWKIAIFF because: Smart phones...