31/10/2013 | by Mike Brindley
Things were very different for snowboarders back in the 80s. In Breckenridge, 1986, the infant sport was still establishing itself, but for most people it was just treated as a passing thing. News reports featured everything from inaccurate facts to underhand comments: “no-one’s going to get rich snowboarding”- tell that to Jake Burton now. This clip is also a prime example of news reporters attempting to use slopeside slang – rip it up dude!