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  1. #1
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    RIP - Jake Burton Carpenter

    Just heard the news. No details yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peruvian View Post
    Just heard the news. No details yet.
    Sad day, I'll pour one out this evening.

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    Bought my first board from him in his garage in Londonderry in 1981. He always remembered me when I ran into him at SIA decades later, which impressed me.
    RIP.
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    Fuck what a bummer. A sad day for snowboarders everywhere. RIP Jake. Thanks for all you did.
    Last edited by danmelon; 11-21-2019 at 09:50 AM.
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    Man, first Tom Sims now Jake? The OG peeps left a hell of a legacy

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    Fuck cancer

    RIP

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    r.i.p.

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    Whoa. BIG year. Sherman Poppen and now Jake. Major losses. Fuck Cancer!

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    Wow. This is shocking and sucks and Iím not even a snowboarder. From testicular cancer. Ugh

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    Very sorry to hear this...Jake for sure is a legend.

    The men on my dad's side of the family have all had Prostate Cancer issues going back three generations and Fuck Cancer. November is Movember for me and I grow a stache and throw some money to the organization in support of men's health issues. Additionally, I communicate to the guys I work with and friends about risk factors and checking the PSA levels. There are some fun events hosted by people who want to raise money and some good health information over at www.Movember.com

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    Sad news. Sounded like a really good dude. Vermont mourns.

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    Tons of respect for Jake and what he did to shape the world of modern snowsports. His influence was felt by the entire outdoor sports industry - no doubt his loss will be felt, too.


    Rest in peace, Jake. May you shred the clouds up above.

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    He turned dorky snurfers into an insanely cool sport. A pioneer and inspiration for many here, I am sure.

    RIP Jake
    Screw the net, Surf the backcountry!

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    A true visionary who inspired many to follow their passion in life. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times since moving to VT, always happy to say hello and talk shop. First time I met him was just the two of us on a lift and I had no idea it was him, he said "hey, how do you like your jacket" (AK down), I responded that I loved it but it was almost too warm for the day (probably mid teens) before noticing he was wearing the same one in black. We had a laugh and he stuck out his hand and said nice to meet you, I'm Jake. Shared a ride down the hill with him where he met up with a group of team testers waiting for him at the lift.

    Far too young, RIP Jake.

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    Jake was the fucking man! Grew up in south Londonderry n remember the progression of snowboarding into a legit sport because of jake and his passion. You used to have to get checked out on the bunny hill at Stratton before u could ride to the top when they were the first to allow it....... due to Jakes lobbying. Stratton first allowing boards on lifts was the turning point in my eyes of legitimizing the sport. Trying to make turns on the og performer with waterski bindings and skegs was not easy on groomers. Much respect to those early us open shredders like Craig Kelly. The winter sports world has lost a legend. Shred on jake++++


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddy View Post
    He turned dorky snurfers into an insanely cool sport. A pioneer and inspiration for many here, I am sure.

    RIP Jake
    It's debatable that snowboarding is cool. However, he did turn it into a sport. Respect is due. RIP

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    RIP Jake. Happy trails.

    ***vibes***

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    Very impressive how he remained attached to Vermont all his career. Could have easily bought a superstar mega mansion on some Western mega hill. Or two. RIP.

    Let's do some livin'
    After, we die

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    Thanks for giving skiing the kick in the ass that it needed Jake! We wouldn't have fat skis without you. R.I.P.

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    I only wish Alta allowed snowboarding in your lifetime Jake. Otherwise nice job helping turn all the other resorts into spots that allowed for the punk kids to play.

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    RIP - Jake Burton Carpenter

    Too soon.

    Vibes to his family. Legend.


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    Even though I wasnít a fan after finding out his business strategies, one thing I appreciate is that he didnít sell out. I donít think he owned 100% at the end but I think he had 51+% of the ownership. RIP Jake


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    insanely sad that it was 11 days from when he was re-diagnosed to his last day

    the Carpenter family home and the epic parties were also legendary- the tunnel from the house to the barn with the half pipe
    I still pine for a home like that

    RIP Jake
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    its like hearing God is gone ....


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