Jake Burton Carpenter

 
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Jake is the founder of Burton Snowboards. After attending University of Colorado, Jake opened a shop building snowboards by hand and improving on the Snurfer style board. He was a part of the first snowboard competition in 1981 and continued to campaign to have ski resorts open lifts to snowboarders. Jake and Burton Snowboards continue to contribute to Colorado snowboarding by investing and sponsoring riders and events while continuing research and development.