Saturday, August 27, 2011

history

"As for innovation, there is no denying that it is at the core of what we do here at Burton. We’re literally obsessed with making our products better. It started when Jake Burton hand-built over 100 different snowboard prototypes in his Vermont barn back in 1977. At that time he was making snowboards using the construction techniques of skateboards, surfboards, boats, water skis, and even solid wood furniture. He tells a great story about how, since there were no snowboard manufacturing machines, he had do it all by hand, and almost killed himself twice when wooden blanks shot off his hand router and went through a wall." -Greg Dacyshyn, burton chief creative officer

so this puts nightmare right around 1978, finally we are past the wood core dangers and have moved on to bigger problems. the crew is safe and sound for the moment, all of our walls survived the attacks.
do you think his first hundred looked as good as ours do?

handmade on earth by robots.

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