RIP: Jake Burton Carpenter

by The Editors on November 21, 2019

Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of modern snowboarding and so much more has died on November 20, 2019. He was 65.

There are no words. Our hearts ache for the loss Donna and the boys are feeling. 

According to The Washington Post:

Officials from the company he founded, Burton Snowboards, confirmed his death to the Associated Press on Thursday. . . He emailed his staff this month saying his testicular cancer had returned. He had been diagnosed in 2011 but after several months of therapy had been given a clean bill of health. . . Carpenter brought the snowboard to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business.

[Link: The Washington Post]

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