This article was originally written by Michael Bruton and published in Forbes Magazine. You can view the original post here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellebruton/2023/11/14/burtons-boston-celtics-snowboard-features-the-teams-iconic-parquet-floor/?sh=34a5e2ab5ceb
Burton Snowboards, the trailblazing snowboarding company that calls Burlington, Vermont, its home was founded by the late Jake Burton Carpenter in 1977.
This year, the Boston Celtics are celebrating their 77th year of existence. So a collaboration between these two New England sports heavyweights seems only fitting.
Carpenter; his wife, Donna, now Burton’s owner; and their three sons have held Celtics season tickets for 29 years, giving any tickets they couldn’t use over the years to Burton employees. When the Celtics won the NBA Finals in 2008, Jake and Donna were in attendance and stood on TD Garden’s iconic parquet floor.
On Tuesday, Burton released a limited-edition MINE77 x Celtics Floor Board, the center and sidewalls of which are built from the same wood flooring from that 2008 NBA Finals court.
The Celtics debuted the board at their game against the New York Knicks, with team rider and Burlington resident Zeb Powell in attendance.
When snowboarding and basketball collide 🏂— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 13, 2023
JB linked up with Zeb Powell before the game 🤝🏾 pic.twitter.com/4QqsXbFBNt
Not that you’d want to do anything but hang this board on your wall, but if one were inclined to ride it, it’s a twin-tip camber board with a sintered base, with plenty of pop and responsiveness.