Shredding Vintage Boards at Baldface

Road tripin' is half the fun.
On the arrival day In the heli hanger, the boys set up shop showing what boards they have for trade. Here Todd Andrews and Darren Petecky check out a few.
Some more boards for trade. I want that '85 Sims Pro!
Piles of lugguage for the lodge and a nice vintage Sims Terry Kidwell from 1989.
A few vintage snowboard traders discuss details for a trade.
The town of Nelson as you head up to the Baldface Lodge.
Apres de Baldface.
First things first. Once the helicopter lands at the lodge, everyone meets in the louge for a welcome drink and more high 5's.
The Caeasar and all her glory!
Early morning frost on Rob Dow's hand made 1981 replica of the Burton Backhill. Notice the
Old meets new.
Another angle of Jeff Patterson's air to rock.
Rob Dow taking a practice run on his woody. They are a lot harder to ride than you could imagine.
Craig Watson takes the woody for a test run. He needed the help of Brett Tippie just to strap in.
It's harder than it looks, right Craig?
Jason Broz watches as the helicopter lifts off back to town.
Taking it back 32 years, to find out how it was when the sport first began.
If you didn't know Brett Tippie before the trip he made sure you did before leaving. It's safe to say he kept the entire group smiling.
The East Coast's Tim Mackenzie is about as stoked on snowboarding as anyone can be.
The run of your life Tim Mckenzie? Yup, thought so.
Stoked!
Trees on Trees. For days on days.
Jeff Patterson and his vintage Sims board.
Day 1 sun set.
Rick Alden showed up with a 1982 Burton Backyard, a board that comes without bindings. In the 82 Burton Catalogue, the company describes the board as one for those who intend on riding occasionally and on gentle hills only.
Rick Alden again making tracks back to the snowcat.
Rob Dow found that riding his 81 replica was really difficult, but it sure doesnt show here.
Burton sent out an original 1985 backhill for people to try. With two bindings and a heel strap, it was a night and day diffence from the 81 and 82 models. Jason Broz is stoked!
Dave Billinghurst showed up and slayed it on his 1993 Jeff Brushie model and vintage North Face outterwear.
Dave Martin, the founder of Facebook's
Snowcat group number 2 is stoked. Back row is Dave Martin, Rick Alden, Rob Dow, Craig Watson, Dave Billinghurst, Pat Bridges, Mike Parillo and Corey Smith. Jason Broz and Travis Rice up front.
Here is where you eat, sleep and mostly play.
Snowboard collectors talk a lot of shop but they all live to be in these mountains.
Morning shop talk with Huges Beauchamp and Dan Goldcock.
Baldface's morning glory.
This is Rick Alden and the 82 Burton Backyard.
Kevin Pierce was there. He held a screening of his movie
Vintage Snowboard Traders, staff and a few special guests. What a trip!

Shredding Vintage Boards at Baldface

Words: Dave Martin

Photos and captions: Scott Serfas

Nostalgia can make you do funny things, like collect vintage snowboards, for example. That’s exactly what the fast growing “Vintage Snowboard Trader” Facebook group is all about. It’s a place where dedicated old school riders share their inspiration and pay tribute by building collections of old boards. Finding, buying, and trading: it’s a respectful community built on a passion for snowboarding and helping one another find the boards they are searching for.

On December 5-8, 2013, a handful of these historians descended on Baldface Lodge to finally meet in person, ride some old boards, and relive what they consider the golden age of snowboarding.

Rick Alden showed up with a 1982 Burton Backyard, a board that comes without bindings. In the ’82 Burton Catalogue, the company describes the board as one for those who intend on riding occasionally and on gentle hills only. Photo: Scott Serfas

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