1979 Vintage Burton Backhill BBI Londonderry Snowboard

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Vintage Burton Londonderry Snowboard BBI Backhill
c. 1979
Wood, metal, rubber
51"l x 7.75"w
© Vintage Winter

This vintage Burton snowboard is in pristine condition.  We sold it for the original owner, a friend, who decided to let it go.  He bought it in 1979 at a local ski shop in Kalamazoo Michigan when he was a freshman in college.  As was the case around the nation, Michigan ski areas would not allow snowboards on there slopes so it was used a handful of times on the local college hills.  As you can see from the photos everything is original and in excellent condition which is attributed to its storage in a heated basement for the last 33 years. 

Below is the text from the original 1979-80 winter season Burton Boards brochure.       

The Backhill model is the ideal all-around board.  Adjustable bindings facilitate learning the sport and enable the rider to handle difficult terrain and aerials.  A great board in deep powder, yet equally capable in slushy bumps and packed snow.

Length: 130cm(51")
Width: 19.7cm(7.75")
Weight with bindings mounted: 5lbs. 11oz.

  • Removable power leash with molded pistol grip handle.
  • Twin aluminum fins constructed of aircraft aluminum alloy, bolted to the board with stainless steel bolts and elastic stop nuts.
  • Continuously adjustable front binding constructed of black neoprene rubber, fastened down by aluminum binding plates and stainless steel thumb screws, threaded into brass inserts (recessed).
  • Rear binding constructed of pure gum rubber permanently fastened to the board with aluminum binding plates. Designed to accommodate any size shoe or boot.
  • Anti-skid matting specially designed for use in snow, constructed of extruded sponge vinyl.
  • Safety run away strap.
  • Available in right or left foot forward position.  Left foot forward is preferred by 90% of all riders.
  • Stiffer models available for those over 180 lbs.
The Burton Corporation
Londonderry, Vermont 05148
(802) 824-3156
Vintage Burton Snowboard Catalog c. 1979-80.
Vintage Burton Snowboard Catalog c. 1979-80.


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