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Interesting story about Jake Burton and a signed first production Backyard Board and Ski Magazine encounter.

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Funny story about the VERY FIRST Backyard Burton board sign by Jake and given to the Technical Editors of Ski Magazine...

 

Back in 80’s, Jake Burton met with the editors of Ski magazine to show them his new board. The meeting went fine, nothing exciting for the editors. Before Jake left he gave Seth Mesia, the Equipment Editor, the first production board and signed it “12BUR1-11 Jake for Seth Masia”(see photo). When Jake left the editors looked at each other and said “Who is going to strap their feet to a snowboard and slide down a hill” and laughed. Well a few years later the board was collecting dust in Seth’s office so he was going to throw it out. One of the senior editors, Ed Pitonisk said no you can’t do that and took the board. A couple years later again it was collecting dust and about ready to be in the trash again when Christina Ray. said, “no I will take it.” Then in 1995 Christina got a new job, was cleaning her office out and was throwing out the board and when I came along and said you can’t throw history away and she gave the board to me.  

 

The board is way cool. Yes. . Look who is laughing now! Jake is famous and his boards are some of the best.  How much do you think it worth?

Jeff

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 6

I'd imagine it's worth some good money. One of the originals there with the signature to prove it. Very cool.

post #3 of 6

I'll give you a 100 bucks for it....just kidding.

That's a great story. I imagine Burton and Jake might want to buy it.

post #4 of 6

Great googily moogily. You can send it to me, I live right close to Burton Headquarters... I'll just swing by and see if they want it, and I'll get back to you. You wanted to donate it, right? biggrin.gif

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Jake is famous and his boards are some of the best. 

 

 

 

 


If by "some of the best" you mean "some of the best at falling apart", then I agree!

 

post #6 of 6

clearly you have never heard of Never Summer.

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