Photo: OliverSometimes a collaboration with Casio G-Shock is not totally a surprise. Already in 2009 I stumbled upon Burton Snowboards when I wrote the article of a Terje Haakonsen Riseman. Terje Haakonsen, a true snowboard legend, is sponsored by Burton Snowboards. As I am not pretty much acquainted with the snowboarding scene, I asked some help from my friend, avid snowboarder and Burton fan Oliver from Germany for some extra info and photo’s, which he gladly provided, even though he was struck by the flu.
As you can see, the watch arrived just before Christmas.In November 2012 Casio released this collaboration model, after it was showed at the 30th Anniversary Shock The World party on August 9 2012. Of course it comes with a cool packaging, a box and a tin. Remarkable is the faint baby blue color of the accents. It almost looks like these parts light up on the box, tin and the watch.
Jake Burton Carpenter (left) and Tom SimsBurton Snowboards was founded by Jake Burton Carpenter a.k. a. Jake Burton (1954) in 1977. Jake is one of the pioneers of snowboarding. Snowboarding is a relative young sport which evolved from “snurfing”.
as there were also other people made similar constructions, but Jake was certainly one of the pioneers. For instance Tom Sims (1950 - 2012) was also an important pioneer in the development of the early snowboards. He build his first snowboard (names “Skiboard”) in 1963 for his 8th grade technical class.
G-Shock is also one of the sponsors of the US Open Snowboarding, which was actually held in the past week.
It's Olivers Photo series with a Burton Custom 62W board from 2010 and a Burton AK2L Down Jacket of 2012.
G-Shock x Burton with a good glass of beer and a for Oliver pretty familiar Stussy glow in the dark bottle opener ;-)
I almost forgot I took some photo's of this Burton G-Shock in it's natural habitat in January.
GDF-100 article I wrote a year ago. I will now only briefly superficial go through the functions.
Oliver's wristshots, which made me ask him to take some pics of his snowboard and his Burton G-Shock.
Photo's by Eva