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Snowboarding: ‘You are a rebel’ – BBC World Service

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Known as the “father of snowboarding”, Jake Burton helped popularise the sport that was banned by ski resorts until 1983.

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In the late 1970s, he had seen the possibilities of using a single board and launched Burton Snowboards to make snowboarding equipment, helping to build the sport’s profile worldwide. By 1998 snowboarding had made it to the Olympics.

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