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New documentary focuses snowboard pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 8:21 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A new documentary is coming out on the late snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter.

It takes a look at how his four-decade career shaped both the snowboard and the billion-dollar industry on the mountain.

Before his death in 2019 from a relapse of cancer, Burton Carpenter was approached about a movie of his life story and had started planning to make it. His wife, Donna, let the project move forward after his death. One of her instructions to the director, Fernando Villena, was that there was no subject that would be out of bounds.

The movie “Dear Rider” premieres on HBO on November 9.

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