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The brand was conceived in 1989 in founder Bert LaMar’s garage. Bert was a skater who dropped into the scene in the early 70’s dominating skate contests against now legends of the industry. Snowboarding legend Tom Sims noticed the young ripper and offered him a spot on his team. The youngest shredder to ever have a signature board, Bert went on to win three straight World Cup Events and the overall World Cup Halfpipe title.
Bert forever changed the snowboarding industry; his vision of elevated product and aggressive advertising created controversial hype and LaMar quickly became the most dominating brand on the hill. Over the years, LaMar has backed a solid list of pro riders including; Mike Ranquet, Kevin Jones, Jimmy Halopoff, Wes Makepeace, Megan Pischke and Tricia Byrnes among others.
LaMar has been terrorizing the snowboarding industry for over 20 years and we aren’t going anywhere.
And the abuse continues… http://lamarsnow.com/
Lamar Trick Stick
Lamar Free Style
The Winterstick story began in the late ’60s when Winterstick founder Dimitrije Milovich met up with New Jersey surfboard shaper, Wayne Stoveken. Stoveken, whom Milovich believes to be the first snowboarder, had started making snow-surfboard designs, and he showed Milovich a few construction ideas. Inspired by Stoveken’s designs and also by the now-famous surf film Five Summer Stories, Milovich started making his own snowboards. In 1972, Milovich dropped out of college and moved to Utah to work full time on developing his new designs in the Wasatch backcountry. Later that year, he patented the first modern snowboard, the Swallowtail.
Kemper Race board
Avalanche snowboards have been around since the early 1980s, well before most of the general population had even heard of snowboarding. Avalanche Snowboard has been right there as part of the snowboarding culture since the beginning, and take pride in continuing to make boards that help snowboarders step it up!
Avalanche Kick Freestyle / Damian Sanders promodel
Chuck Barfoot, started making snowboards out of Sims’ garage in 1977. Apparently Barfoot was the one who actually made the snowboards at that point, and he also worked with Bob Webber. Bob Webber came up with something called „The Yellow Banana“. Barfoot apparently tweaked it a bit and came up with „The Flying Yellow Banana“. It’s sold under the Sims name as the „Skiboard“.
1997, Sims borrowed from skateboarding technology to create his own version of the snowboard. Sims snowboards came from an idea he had in shop class when to glued carpet to the top of a piece of wood and aluminum sheeting to the bottom of the board
Sims / Noah Salasnek
Sims / Noah Salasnek
Sims / Shaun Palmer
This same year, Jake Burton Carpenter finished up school in New York and moved to Vermont to start making snowboards out of his garage. When he was a kid, he had been a big fan of the Snurfer, which he said he had been modifying since high school. In 1977, he founded Burton Boards, his own snowboarding company which is still successful today.
Burton first snurfers
Burton Backyard 1983
Burton PowderGun 1983
Burton Performer 1984
Burton Cruizer 1985
Burton Elite 1987
Burton Safari 1989
Burton Safari Comp II / 1989
Burton Mystery Air 1989
Burton Air 1991
Burton Free 6 1990
Burton Mystery Air 1991 / Craig Kelly
Burton Mystery Air 1991 / Craig Kelly Pro II
Burton Asym Air 1992
Burton Air 1992 / 2.1, 5.1, 6.1
Burton Kelly Air 1992 / Craig Kelly
First non-production Burton twin 1993
Burton Jeff Brushie 1993
Burton Air 1993
Burton Air Asym 1993
Burton Kelly Air 1994
Burton Haakon Air 1994
Burton Iguchi 1995
Burton Brushie 1995
Burton THE 152 / Designed by Terje Haakonsen 1995
Burton Twin 1995
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