“One day, in skateboard magazine 1978, I saw a picture of a guy riding a thing called “Ski Board.” That gave us the idea to build our own ski board. The word ‘snowboard’ wasn’t even used back then.” –David Riordon
Really cool story out of Colorado where one of the state’s snowboarding pioneers is stoked to compete an event that harkens back to the early days of the sport. News 9 reports David Riordon built his first “Ski Board” back in the 1970s with his brother in Castle Rock. In 1983 he was invited to the Burton National Snowboarding Championships in Vermont where he crashed so hard he thought his broke his arm.
40 years later, David plans on competing in the upcoming Burton Mystery Series Tour at Ruby Hill Rail Yard in southwest Denver which will celebrate the roots of snowboarding with a banked slalom downhill. David plans on competing on a snowskate but isn’t thinking he’ll get much in the way of redemption.
“My run 40 years ago was not the best, I’ll probably do about the same. This time, I’m going to ride a snow skate. It’s a skateboard on top of a single ski we call sub-deck.”
The event is free to participants and spectators with spots available on a first come-first served basis (MORE INFO HERE)
Burton Mystery Series at Ruby Hill
Advanced registration for the banked slalom may be full, but walk-up and wait-list spots will be available on a first come-first served basis, day-of! Get to registration early to secure a spot! Or simply join in for the rest of the fun: ride Ruby Hill with the Burton team, catch the rider demo, win prizes, cheer on your friends, and plan to have a blast. SIGN UP HERE