Snowboarding Struggles

February 12, 2013 - 1:32 PM
FILE - In this March 8, 2012 file photo, Jake Burton, the creator of Burton Snowboards, center, speaks during a bill signing with Gov. Peter Shumlin , on Burton's right, in Stowe, Vt. Recent studies by industry groups show snowboarding is no longer growing the way it was for its first 30 years. Burton, the man who perfected the modern-day snowboard and brought it to the masses back in the 1980s, recently sent a letter to his employees stating his concern about the trends but downplaying the well-circulated idea that snowboarding is losing its edge. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)