Burlington, VT – 4/19/02 – Australian Torah Bright signed a hardgoods sponsorship with Burton Snowboards this week, joining the ranks of the world’s top riders. Together with Kjersti Buaas and Kelly Clark, Torah is one of the most progressive up-and-coming women riders out there. She charges the park and the pipe. When most women riders do 10 hits in the pipe, Torah does 7, going big throughout her runs.

Torah’s an aggressive rider and not afraid to go big. At the young age of 15, she is the future of women’s snowboarding. Burton’s Global Team Director RenÈ Hansen gave Torah big props. “Torah Bright is one of biggest talents I have seen. In the future, she’ll turn heads in many ways. Basically, she rides and charges like one of the boys,” said Hansen.

Burton Snowboards, the world’s first snowboard factory, is the only pure snowboard company solely dedicated to creating and perfecting a full-range of the best snowboarding products on the planet. Led by founder and owner Jake Burton, widely considered the pioneer of snowboarding, Burton’s passion is snowboarding – evident by their overriding mission to open snowboarding at every mountain resort.

WHY AREN’T YOU RIDING?

Celebrating 25 years in 2002, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through continuous work with, and support of, their Global Team riders and development of successful programs such as Learn-To-Ride (LTR), The Chill Foundation, and the US Open Snowboarding Championships.

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Headquartered in Burlington, Vermont with international offices in Innsbruck, Austria and Saitama, Japan, Burton, the industry leader, is the brand of choice for millions around the world.

THERE IS SNOW SOMEWHERE.