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.
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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.
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.
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.
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