Burton Snowboarding

Snowboards designed for wear and tear on the ski slopes

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The best in snowboarding

Burton snowboards are designed with the best synthetic materials (laminated fiberglass wrapped around wood, and the bottom is made out of polyurethane plastics) known to every snowman or woman.


In order to maneuver through the snowy terrains of mountainous trails, it takes such a durable design. Not only does these boards get the job done on the slopes, they also have a stylish appearance and artistic trendy look that goes unmatched.


There's many models, shapes, sizes and for all ages and experience levels. Now, when your new to the sport of snowboarding its a good thing to take to the bunny slopes, or also known as practice ski slopes so that you won't waste your time trying to get up all the time, and from some of the more steeper slopes your sure to encounter.


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The technical way of looking at it

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Learning the slopes

Since learning to balance your footing for the very first time on the surfaces of the snow, will not be that easy. Stability and balance is the key to learning how to surf the ski slopes with a Burton snowboard.


There are ski instructors available at most resorts whom are there to provide lessons on the practice areas. So if you indeed choose to take up this cool winter sport as a recreational activity for yourself or for the family. It would be wise to think about taking lessons on the best approach to learning proper footing.


There's two types of footing positions, which you will need to also consider. One is called goofy foot, and the other is normal footing, in which you will stand onto the snowboard.

The best part about using their boards is when you sense your footing after getting the hang of being on the slopes, and once you realize your actually balancing yourself without falling on your butt. This is when snowboarding begins to become super fun, and when the fear of falling simply vanishes, but it takes a bit of falling to get the hang of it for sure.


Such a beautiful winter sport it is, the freedom is a complete rush

Snowboarder in Tannheim, Tyrol, Austria
Snowboarder in Tannheim, Tyrol, Austria | Source

Stylist Boots

Getting the right snowboard boots is key to feeling comfortable on the slopes, and also is important for style points as well as safety. Make sure to not select the wrong footing, and if you have the money go for the coolest looking boots Burton has to offer, and their selection is wide ranging, so they have styles and colors for all men and women, as well as children's liking.

When strapping these boots in, and while you on the slopes, a feeling of shear euphoria comes over you almost every time, knowing its going to be such a fun time. It does get slightly edgy at times for your nerves and all, but there's an added adrenaline rush due to the element of danger on the slopes, which can fill anyone's stomach with that good ole feeling of butterflies too.

Once you get into a groove with this sport, you will wonder why you never thought of getting onto a snowboard before, there really is nothing like it in the world.



Extreme snowboarder, Squaw Valley
Extreme snowboarder, Squaw Valley | Source
A snowboard with strap-in bindings
A snowboard with strap-in bindings | Source

Bindings are your friend

The invention of bindings (Latches that strap the boots down to the board into a fixed position) are what made snowboarding the amazing sporting industry it is. (Bindings help support your movement, and lock the snowboard boots into place improving balance)

Historical factoid -

Jake Burton was one of many ingenious businessmen and innovative minds who's design and re-engineering helped bring this awesome sport to life. The original snowboard development came at a surprise to those in the skiing world. A guy named Sherm Poppen was the actual inventor of the sport, back in 1967.

The way Jake got into the sport way back then was purely out of curiosity, and he made his move back when the sport was first known as "Snurfing" (Given the name by Sherm's wife). At the time young Jake was just a teenager and he began looking for ways to improve on the original snurf board's design by Mr. Poppen. As time went by Jake's motivation and determination to make such improvements brought about the bindings development, allowing for much better control of the board, and changed the once upon a time snurfing industry into what boarding on snow is known as today.




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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

If you want to try out those snowboards then head west young man...we have more than our share of snow in the mountains that surround us. You are never more than an hour away from a great ride down the slopes.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

I'll definitely take you up on that offer Bill, when I get out there while visiting Cali for the first time, I shall call you up and join you on the ski slopes for sure.

Give me a year or so to get out there, because my finances should be doing well by then, thanks for the comment and for sharing bro.


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Great hub on snowboarding...I used to hit the slopes with the old skis..however today there is an entirely different venue. I think I will pass in this lifetime...Great job..up, share and pin.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @carol7777, I am determined to become a pro snowboarder some day in the future, and hopefully after I become successful from all this online activity I been putting in and all.

We will see for sure, thanks for the comment and for sharing.


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NotPC 3 years ago

I agree that Burton's are by far the best, the designs are amazing too!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @NotPC for the cool comment, yeah their boards are pretty awesome indeed, now all I need to do is get back onto the ski slopes, and onto one of them cool snowboards.

I'll make sure to bring my webcam along to film some action too when do go back, I plan to get back this February god willing.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Great sport for thrill seekers no doubt! We don't have much snow in the south of course, but my son was into the extreme sport of skateboarding. He has some stories to tell that I would rather not have know about. LOL. Great hub and looks like you had great fun.

Voted up +++ and sharing.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks again @Faith Reaper, yup yup I use to skateboard as well when I was a younger teenager. I had loads of fun, and cool stories to tell as well, and maybe I'll add it into my first ever novel I am sure to write this year.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh, wow, congratulations on writing that novel. I know my son went into the downtown streets of Montgomery, which are so very dangerous, one could be shot at, and I know he has been, and then doing those jumps from off of buildings, well you know, the real streets. Although, they now have a skateboard board park located downtown, but my son did the real deal then and he lived some how? He is 24 now. Praise God! I know you have many thrilling stories to tell about just that, being shot at while skateboarding, as I have read before that being the case. I know without a doubt you will have much success in your endeavors on your first novel.

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Faith Reaper, yes indeed dodging bullets is no joke, however I never done so on a skate board, actually I had to do so with a friend on a New York City train one day, and with my step father and younger brother a while back while walking into a neighborhood we wasn't familiar with.

Oh yes indeed Faith, the City is dangerous (Especially NYC), and most cities worldwide that's why I loved skate boarding when I was too young to own a car.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I never did have enough courage to snowboard, although i wanted to. I know you had a lot of fun. Interesting and informative hub. Thank's for sharing..


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

As we speak the paraphernalia for proper filming of extreme snowboarding are being built in my garage. My son wants to take one of my still cameras and video camera when he goes in a couple of days. If I hadn't watched my kids on boards I would have never believed the video. I actually prefer not to watch. They scare me half to death.

The guys put me on a board in the living room before a ski adventure. I figured if I couldn't get up on the board in my warn comfortable living room it would be pointless to try on a slope. I will stick to my down hill and cross country skis. Burton is indeed top line equipment. Nice hub.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@always exploring, Thank you for trying out this hub of mine, and for sharing.

I been trying to change the flow of my hub writing to embrace such awesome sporting events and arena's as snowboarding, and I will be doing much more of this sort of writing since it is evergreen as well.

I'm so happy you enjoyed my article Ruby.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@tirelesstraveler, Wow! that sounds pretty awesome, your in good hands then if your son is familiar with the snowboarding world, and should have a wonderful time on the slopes for sure.

I loved it the three times I went out onto the slopes, and I just fell in love with it all, snowboarding is super fun and quite the challenge as well. Thanks for sharing with me, and for leaving that cool comment.

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