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    Jack Burton Carpenter, Snowboarding Pioneer, Dies At 65

    Jake Burton Carpenter, whose snowboard business and promotional efforts transformed the sport into a global sensation, died Wednesday at 65 from complications from cancer.

    Carpenter, the founder of the iconic Burton Snowboards company, was born in 1954 — when snowboarding was radically different from what's seen today. During the mid-1900's, snowboards looked more like long sleds, with a light weight and nylon straps.

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