What can you say about Jesse Burtner that hasn’t been said already? Chiseled good looks, text book style, world record air time…yes those are all things that haven’t been said. But what has been said and remains true is Jesse is one prolific, hard shredding, one-footing, Think Thanking creative boss of many trades. Now celebrating his 20th consecutive year of full video parts Jesse has put in decades of stacking footy and owns multiple notches on the belt of NBDs. A Bent Metal rider through and through Jesse has been there every step of the way in designing and testing the new BMBWs. Even if he only uses half the bindings half the time, he’s twice as hard on them and demands more clicks, more tries, more crashes and the occasional stomp in the fight for the never ending video part!
“Stacked Footy” looks back on these years through the eyes of Jesse and his friends and family. Jesse’s journey was heavily impacted by those close to him, pushing him and laughing with him every step of the way. When a traumatic brain injury threatened his snowboard career he was challenged to change his approach to life, snowboarding and the video parts that define him. With the eclectic talents of fellow riders and friends as well as Jesse’s deep connection and collaboration with his wife and Think Thank co-founder Christina “Pika” Burtner he was able to go the distance and reach this milestone. How do you sum up 20 years of great times, hard work, smiles, stomps, NBDs, slams, tapes and friendships? You can’t. This is merely a snap shot of Jesse’s two decade commitment to love and life. With a whole lot of snowboarding in there too. Thanks Brain!
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Photos by Tim Zimmerman
Joey McGuire, Mark Landvik, Jesse Burtner