1979 Vintage Burton Backhill BBI Londonderry Snowboard

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

This vintage Burton snowboard comes to us from a longtime winter enthusiast in the state of Illinois.  As the story goes he saw an ad in Skateboarder magazine back in 78/79 and bought it to use on the interstate overpasses and a few hills around his house just outside of Chicago (see his original candid photos).  Albeit faded graphics, a piece of broken plastic on the power cord handle and a bit of damage to the tail, this board is in great condition.  It has been meticulously preserved by a trained museum curator with a microcrystalline wax polish.  Ready to hang in your collection!   

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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