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Burton "Backhill" Snowboard Print


Image of Burton "Backhill" Snowboard Print
  • Image of Burton "Backhill" Snowboard Print
  • Image of Burton "Backhill" Snowboard Print

From my new print series: "Board To Death" - classic boards from the early-mid 80s!

When I was a teenager working my dream job at Wavedancer Surf Shop in the Annapolis Mall, I had firsthand exposure to the most awesome boards of all disciplines! I may not have been able to afford them all, but that time sparked an appreciation and a reverence for these functional works of art. The 80s was a rich time for radical board technology and graphic design so I saw it only fitting to pay tribute to them here at Steve Shook, Ink.

The Burton "Backhill" was my first actual snowboard back in 1984. Prior to getting this coveted beauty, my pals and I had to make do with homemade boards shaped from plywood with surfboard wax and bicycle inner tubes to hold our feet in place. Many a golf course hill was bombed on this baby, and my son now tears up the local hills on a reissued version. Back to the future!

I thrashed mine until the bottom splintered. The topside is still gorgeous, so it continues to grace the wall of our house... why not buy one of these prints so it can grace the wall of YOUR house as well?

Sadly, we did just lose Jake Burton Carpenter this winter. It simply cannot be overestimated what Jake did for snowboard design as well as the industry as a whole. The world could use a whole lot more innovators and true believers like him... rest easy, Jake.

This print was done via Giclée, a high-end art processing method with a silk-screened ink texture and colors that POP! The paper is 100lb archival poster stock, so this baby is sturdy and will look good forever.

Print size is 8" x 10", which fits a 11" x 14" mat and frame (note: these are not included) - a standard size, available at Michael's, IKEA, A.C. Moore, etc. Shipped flat in a glassine envelope with a cardboard backing in a heavy stock mailing sleeve.