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Jake Burton Carpenter, Snowboarding Pioneer, Dies At 65

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Jake Burton Carpenter, Snowboarding Pioneer, Dies At 65

NPR - Paolo Zialcita

Jake Burton Carpenter, whose snowboard business and promotional efforts transformed the sport into a global sensation, died Wednesday at 65 from complications from cancer. Carpenter, the founder of the iconic Burton Snowboards company, was born in 1954 — when snowboarding was radically different …

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