Winter Sports

How Jake Burton Carpenter helped disabled athletes

It’s been just over a year to the day that Jake Burton Carpenter, founder of Burton Snowboards and co-inventor of the modern-day snowboard, passed away at the age of 65.

Before his death, Trans World Sport visited Vail Mountain to see how he had helped the disabled community break into extreme sports.

As the founder of Burton Snowboards, one of the world’s most recognisable snowboarding brands, Jake was responsible for developing the design of the contemporary snowboard. Throughout his life, the snowboarder remained committed to promoting accessibility in the sport he loved, a passion reflected in the design and distribution of adaptive snowboarding equipment for disabled individuals.

Interviewees include Kiana Clay, Chris Doyle, and Paralympic champion Mike Schultz.

Stream the video below.

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