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Vintage Burton Backyard Snowboard

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Vintage 1980's Burton Backyard Snowboard
Vintage Burton Backyard Snowboard - Photo courtesy of the Little Collection

If you've ended up here on our blog chances are you're searching for more information about a vintage Burton snowboard.  Perhaps you discovered a gem at a local estate sale or uncovered a true snowboarding treasure in grandma's attic; all the same you want to know what you have.  

We will be posting a series of vintage Burton Snowboards to help you in this process.  Whether you have a Burton Backhill, Backyard, BBI, BBII, Powdergun, Performer, a Woody or a Cruiser we will help you identify what you own.  

In our never ending quest for transparent free knowledge we have created a collective resource for everyone to discover, learn, collect and enjoy! 

A few of the photos in our blogs are from people like you who took photos on their own time so please cite accordingly.

Photoed above is a c. 1983-84 Burton Backyard Snowboard.  It survived the last 25 years lovingly housed in a heated four car garage.  The original owner was a lady who bought two boards direct from Burton.  She states they were "custom made for my sons".  Both boards were sold at an estate auction and acquired by Mr. Little who currently displays the now vintage snowboard in his home.  

Jake Burton Carpenter Shaping a Snowboard
Jake Burton Carpenter Shaping a Snowboard

It is in fantastic unused condition and features its original rope and handle called the "power cord".  It also features side fins or skags aptly named by Jake as the "Twin-fin Roundtail Tracking System".  Its serial number reads AJ 378 C.  The graphics are wonderfully preserved as well as the rubber foot pad.  As far as we can tell AJ stands for Andy and Jake.  At that time old Burton snowboards were shaped by both Andy Coghlan and Jake Burton Carpenter.  For now we can only guess at the rest of the numbers but hope to hear back from Burton soon.  Hey Jake remember us we met at the SIA Snow Show.  More to come soon.

from Burton

The Backyard Snowboard was designed as an economically priced Snowboard for those who plan on riding less often, and mainly on smaller hills.  The Backyard Model does not come with bindings or a safety leash, but does include a power cord and a twin-fin roundtail tracking system.  While the Backyard Board will handle any size rider it is ideal for the very young (under ten) beginner who might feel uncomfortable in bindings while learning.

  • Weight 7.3 lbs .
  • Length 52"
  • Width 11.5"
  • Construction: All hardwood core coated in Polyurethane
  • Roundtail with Straight side rails
  • Removable power cord
  • One year warranty
  • Bindings may not be mounted on Backyard                

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Snowshred
Snowshred

September 30, 2016

Certain snowboards from the 70s-80s can be worth $25k+. Collectors will not let you know that. If you need help, guidance and appraisal contact me. No charge and I will not try to purchase your board
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Bob
Bob

January 07, 2016

@Vint Persons take a look at www.boerteun.com that guys can help you

Vint Persons
Vint Persons

November 08, 2015

I am looking for a vintage backhill for out cottage. Anyone want to sell one?

Trina
Trina

August 28, 2015

I made a mistake in typing in my last post The snow board is a 1983. Sorry

trina
trina

August 28, 2015

I ‘have a 1993 Burton Back Yard Snow Board. It’s in great shape and never used. It has been store in my basement. f anyone is interested in purchasing this, please contact me @ myboyricki@gmail.com

Mel
Mel

January 30, 2015

I have a BB1 that I’ve had for years and decided to part with it. It is listed for sale on Ebay. Thought I would post a comment here given that I see a lot of fellows are searching for vintage Burton Snowboards. Just go to Ebay and search this item number: 381141209539

MJ
MJ

January 29, 2015

Also interested in old Backhill’s and Performers! Shoot me a message if you’ve got one you want to get rid of at S.NowVT3@gmail.com

Cheers!

MJ

MJ
MJ

January 29, 2015

Also interested in old Bakhill’s and Performers! Shoot me a message if you’ve got one you want to get rid of at S.NowVT3@gmail.com

Cheers!

MJ

Erik kuronen
Erik kuronen

November 14, 2014

Buying vintage boards, like joes below. Please email me, pictures of your boards. Thanks

Joe
Joe

November 08, 2014

I’ve got a 1983 Burton Backhill in Nice Condition, used, but not abused (unlike so many I’ve seen sell on Ebay for $500-900+). This Backhill is Signed in Red ink under the top-coat finish " #1321 J" and then in the same red ink it says “Shaped by” and then has Bob Novak’s signature.

I also have a Burton Performer Elite150 that is also in Very NICE Condition w/ the original red Burton Bindings intact… I am looking to sell both boards; I literally just pulled them out of storage — the last time they saw daylight was about 1993.

Erik
Erik

October 24, 2014

Looking to buy vintage burton boards, please email me pictures. Thanks erikkuronen@gmail.com

Scott
Scott

August 12, 2014

I have a 1985 Performer woody with bindings in good shape. Any idea of the value?

John
John

May 24, 2014

We have a like new Burton backyard snowboard signed B265. Any offers?

Utu
Utu

April 03, 2014

I have this board, never got broke and is in awesome condition, willing to seel it, its been hidden in my basement for too long, needs to go to somneone who wants some snowbard history.

Ben
Ben

March 05, 2014

I got a 1982 Backhill Burton (the one with the grid on it) on my wall right now.. ex g/f grabbed it for me from a flea market after i found and hid it behind a bunch of shitty dusty snurfers. I knew it was gold the second i saw the Burton logo on wood.

The back strap was replaced with a cut section of bicycle tire tube and the guide rope was nowhere to be seen. Plus, its got a nice warp from crappy storage underneath snurfers; been thinking about attempting to straighten it out.. but idk about that. but other than that the decals are all perfect and the foam is intact. I dont know what to do with it lol almost took it out for a ride once but i dont wanna break it..

Mike
Mike

February 14, 2014

I have a burton cruzer 165 with the mountain graphics. board is in great shape no knicks or chips scratch on bottom is all. I would like to sell it. I’m a skier bought it in 86 or 87 been sitting in my cellar since. Bindings dried out and are junk. Board almost perfect

ROBERT FERWERDA
ROBERT FERWERDA

December 01, 2013

I have one in “like-new” condition that I want to sell. Call: 530.525.9902.

CARISSA
CARISSA

November 19, 2013

I NEED ONE OF THESE BOARDS ANY IDEAS ON WHERE I CAN BUY ONE?

VintageWinter
VintageWinter

December 02, 2012

We tend to know vintage snowboards best but one of the old shapers Bob Novak is still creating boards like the originals with new materials…check them out at his website – www.novaksnurfboard.com

Mark
Mark

December 02, 2012

I’m looking for a board like this…one without bindings…one that my kids can use in the backyard…no half-pike, no mounds of snow…just so they can get a feel….do you know if someone makes one like this? I don’t want to pay vintage prices.

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