Jake Burton, the "Godfather of Snowboarding," Dies at 65
Jake Burton Carpenter died November 20th, due to complications with testicular cancer. Burton was often referred to as the Father, Godfather and the "Soul" of snowboarding. Burton developed his line of snowboards as well as popularized the sport across the country and eventually across the globe. What started off as a modest business venture resulted in the development of what is today, one of the most adored snow sports. We relive John Burton Carpenter's amazing life in this Rosebud Obituary Tribute.