Didn't burton take credit for inventing the snowboard or something like that?
In the article it said
"Carpenter started the company in Londonderry after seeing someone riding a homemade board."
I have never liked Burton products.
Don't like the weird hole pattern forcing you to use their bindings
And forcing binding Manufactures to produce 2 sets of discs so they could mount to burton.
Now they have the sliding thing. I thinking 4 bolts to hold me to the board is stronger but not sure.
Buying up good small companies. So now I won't buy anything under the burton Umbrella.
I broke my ankle using the Freestyle boot that was total garbage and Had I had on a good stiff boot I would have been able to ride the rest of the season.
Also The gloves I bought were complete garbage they were no where near waterproof hands were wet within the first hour of riding
No board they make that I could ride will be made in the USA. Not that they made very many in the US anyway.
They have been outsourcing their boards for over 25 years.
Jake tried to patent snowboard and sent bills to other snowboard Manufactures.
They sponsered John Johnson, they must have paid him a Sh!t ton of cash.d
Edit Guess john jackson was already on burton sub company Forum. Wonder if he will be in T rices next movie?
What I did like about them Terje, and they kept Craig Kelly Sponsered, Not sure where the rest of the team riders went.
Last edited by vwbrian; 10-21-2011 at 03:27 PM.