Snowboarder Magazine’s Battle of the Brands is back this year, and it’s better than ever. Instead of just letting brand’s team ride Superpark, they have to put together a team edit as well. The sweet 16 tournament goes pretty much all summer, so be sure to keep checking snowboardermag.com and vote for your favorites. In case you were wondering, Burton’s video drops next Monday, June 24th
Burton riders are known to travel to all parts of the earth to snowboard, but when Mikkel Bang posted up a photo on Instagram showing line after line of untracked…sand, we had to figure out what the deal was. Turns out he was in Dubai…
As Burton’s Archivist, Todd Kohlman is not only in charge of knowing more Burton history than Jake himself and giving guided tours of the Craig Kelly Proto lab, he’s also in charge of organizing, categorizing, and keeping track of at least one of everything Burton has ever produced. Some quick cocktail napkin math would show that…Burton started in 1977…so 2013-1977=36 years…then 36 x…anyway…that’s a lot of stuff. A trip over to the archives is always interesting and you never know what you’ll find…
It’s no coincidence that some of the most influential snowboarders of all time also have some of the most memorable hairstyles of all time. From Shaun Palmer’s iconic Bozo the Clown ‘doo to John Jackson’s more recent dreadlocked bird’s nest thing, these guys tend to do things their own way with little care for what others think. Here are some of the more memorable hairstyles from over the years.
Whether you’re flying over 100,000 miles a year like a lot of the Burton team, or just couch-surfing your way across the country, having good luggage is key. Luckily, Burton makes a wide variety of luggage, for all types of adventures. A range of styles and prints, and created with functional design features, Burton luggage not only makes them stand out from the crowd at the baggage claim, but speaks to our nomadic lifestyle as well.
Tuckerman Ravine is on the east side of Mt. Washington in the White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire. This steep, intensely featured glacier cirque is a 6-mile round trip via the Tuckerman Ravine Trail from the Pinkham Notch visitor’s center. Tuck’s, as it’s affectionately known, draws people year round, but for most snowboarders, springtime is the season. With Mt Washington standing out as the highest peak in the Northeast at 6,288 ft…
It may have been a rainy weekend in Burlington, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who came out to the pre-Frendly Gathering gathering at Burton’s Burlington Flagship Store. Not only acting as a warm-up to the Frendly Gathering, it was also the last time to purchase discounted Gathering tickets and have a chance to mix it up with Frends Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani.
If there is one thing everyone can agree on about Shaun White, it’s that the guy’s got great taste in music. Take an eclectic trip through time on a few of the jams Shaun’s into this summer.
One of the benefits of being on the Burton team is you pretty much get unlimited access to new gear, but with so many options, how does one pick? You can either wear everything once, or pick out a handful of key pieces and wear the crap out of them. Picking out six favorite items from the new Burton Spring/Summer line must have been tough for Kimmy Fasani, but it looks like she has a well-rounded collection with her this season.
Driving around northern California’s Lake Tahoe is a veritable history museum for some of the most famous snowboard spots ever caught on film. It’s rumored that Jacques Cousteau visited Lake Tahoe’s icy depths and said that “the world is not ready to see what’s on the bottom,” but lucky for snowboarding, there are a lot of famous spots above lake level. A scenic drive over Mt. Rose or around nearby Donner Lake could easily be a snowboarding memorial to anyone with a keen eye or knowledgeable tour guide.
Going to a summer snowboard camp isn’t just a place to progress your skills while everyone else is working their Xbox controller, or getting a chance to meet your favorite pro shred, it’s a good way for your parents to not have to deal with you moping around the house all summer. Here are some reasons to remember next time you start begging your parents for a trip to summer snowboard camp.
Ever wonder how courses for events like the X Games or the Burton US Open are made? How about moving around all those rails, stairs, and wallrides? Well, it’s a lot more technical and a lot harder than the Snow Park Technologies crew make it look. In the new National Geographic Channel series, Mountain Movers, take a ride in the cat with SPT as they travel the country setting up the most insane and progressive parks, all on a tight deadline.
Bet you never thought you’d be reading a story about the garbage cans at Burton, but let’s face it, having one of those little garbage cans by your desk is really convenient and easy. You just throw everything in there, not really thinking about it, and then it’s gone by morning. But that convenience creates an un-sortable mix of compostable garbage, recyclables, and actual trash, so it all just ends up in the dumpster, and in turn, the landfill.
Ever been to Snowboarder Mag’s Superpark? Probably not, since it’s pretty much invite-only, but this year you can almost be there. Starting Tuesday, watch all the hottest snowboard action go down, live, on the internet, over the course of the three days. Witness snowboard progression at the moment it happens and see the riding of Mark McMorris, Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Alek Østreng, Zak Hale, Ethan Deiss,
A feather in the cap of the man who has had such an influence on snowboarding, and not much of a surprise to most snowboarders, Craig Kelly was just inducted into the US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. As only the third snowboarding honoree to be elected, Craig keeps good company alongside the other two snowboarding members: Jake and Donna Carpenter.
While filming for the new Burton movie in Switzerland, Mikey Rencz posted an Instagram where it looked like he was about to drop a line on an 86′ Burton Backhill. Since Mikey usually rides the Sherlock, we needed a little more info on what was going on here.
If there is one thing Burton employees like next to snowboarding, it’s bikes…and beers. OK, so maybe there are two things they like second to snowboarding. Last year, Burton placed second (to a bike company) in the National Bike Challenge, a company contest that tracks employee’s bike usage. Seems fitting, but it’d still be pretty cool to beat them this year. In order to gear up for the coming bike season, Burton hosted a Bikes and Brews kickoff event.
If the 2013 Easy Livin’ Grateful Dead graphic, the future Jimi Hendrix graphic on the 2014 Easy Livin’, or Danny Davis‘ involvement in the annual Frendly Gathering festival weren’t enough to prove he’s a fan of music, he put together this well-curated playlist of what he’s into right now. Maybe you’ve heard of some of [...]
Depending on where you live, spring can mean a lot of things: sunshine, warm temps and less clothing or rain jackets, boots, and more clothing. Burton knows the importance of having rainwear that not only keeps you dry, but also from looking like some kind of nerd. Here is a collection of rainwear from the new Spring/Summer line that will keep you dry and scoring style points along the way.
The Frendly Gathering is coming back to Timber Ridge in Windham, VT, this June 28-29. If you didn’t go last year, we suggest you go this year, because it looks like a lot of fun. Come to see an amazing line up of bands and DJ’s, and enjoy camping, yoga, skateboarding, hiking, swimming, and amazing [...]