The snowboarding world suffered another tragic loss this weekend with the death of Jeff Anderson.
Jeff leaves us at a high point in his career. He established himself with his exceptional park and backcountry skills, but was most recognized as one of the most progressive rail riders and personalities in snowboarding. Jeff’s immersion in the urban street scene and his creative, optimistic, individualistic approach helped take the sport in a new direction. He was instrumental in the growth and development of rail jams, and was integrally involved in the design of the custom-built jib features for the Rail Jam at this year’s US Open.
Not only was Jeff an all-around great rider, but he also lived life to the fullest and shared it with all of his heart with everyone. He had a refreshingly open mind and upbeat attitude, and his willingness to share his technique with others showed his inviting style and selfless interest in advancing the sport as a whole. Jeff’s passing, especially coming just on the heels of Craig Kelly and Tristan Picot, is a true loss for the sport.
“Jeff has been with us for a long time, always pushing the sport and Burton with his riding and his ideas,” says Jake Burton. “His happiness and his passion for riding were contagious. He made everything we all do more fun and progressive with his presence. Everyone loved Jeff, and we will all miss him.”
We at Burton Snowboards extend our deepest sympathies to Jeff’s family and friends.