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Snowboard Pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter Died

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The US-American snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter has passed away. His company Burton Snowboards confirmed the message of the founder's death with an emotional instagram contribution.

Snowboard founder Jake Burton Carpenter has passed away.
Snowboard founder Jake Burton Carpenter has passed away.

Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of the snowboard brand Burton is. He died of cancer - at the age of 65 years. His company commemorated him with an emotional contribution in the social networks.

"It is with a very heavy heart that we share that Burton founder Jake Burton Carpenter passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family and loved ones as a result of complications from recurring cancer." Burton honours him as "the soul of snowboarding, the one who gave us the sport we all love so much".

Founding Father of Popular Snowboarding

Carpenter played a big part in snowboarding becoming a mass sport. In 1977 he founded the company Burton Snowboards, which quickly became quite successful. In the following years, he was one of the most important persons in the development of snowboarding.

WIth Donna Carpenter, his wife and co-founder of Burton he raised three sons. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011 and seemed to be cured. But the cancer recurred.

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