Jake Burton Wiki
Jake Burton Carpenter, the pioneer who brought snowboarding to the masses and helped turn the sport into a billion-dollar business and an Olympic show, died at age 65.
Jake Burton Carpenter, founder of
and the person who elevated snowboarding to an international sport.
Jake Burton Carpenter, who founded Burton Snowboards and brought snowboarding to the masses, turning the sport into a billion-dollar business, has died. He was 65. https://t.co/AgQ5q2x5dT
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 21, 2019
Jake Burton Age
He was 65 years old.
Jake Burton Carpenter, the visionary behind the snowboards and sport we love today, died Wednesday night of complications stemming from a relapse of testicular cancer. He was 65. #8NNhttps://t.co/74uGQGSRGR
— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) November 22, 2019
Jake Burton Work & Career
Carpenter left his job in New York in 1977 to form the company now known simply as Burton. His goal was to advance the rudimentary snowboard, then called “Snurfer,” which had been invented by Sherman Poppen a dozen years before. It worked, and more than four decades later, snowboarding is an important element in the Winter Games and snowboards are as common as skis in resorts around the world. “It was our founder, the soul of snowboarding, who gave us the sport we all love,” Burton co-CEO John Lacy said in his email to staff.
Jake Burton Carpenter, who turned snowboarding into a popular sport in the U.S. and around the world, has died at age 65. For Wiki Biography and more facts cause of deathhttps://t.co/So6gTYEgz1 pic.twitter.com/fV8pHWqsMN
— wikitrusted (@wikitrusted) November 21, 2019
Jake Burton Death
He died Wednesday night in Burlington, Vermont, according to an email sent to the staff of the company he founded. Carpenter had sent an email to his staff this month saying, “You won’t believe this, but my cancer has returned.” He had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011, but after several months of therapy he had been given a good health bill.