Do you love Burton [ak]® products? Chances are that Masa added a few tricks up your sleeve.

You can’t talk about Japan’s rich snowboarding culture without mentioning the legendary Masanori Takeuchi. Masa’s contribution to snowboarding started as a rider, but now he’s focusing on product design and imparting his wisdom on the [ak] Guide and Family Tree collections. When he's not riding or designing products, you can find him riding at his snowcat operation in Joetsu. 

Hometown: Joetsu, Niigata, Japan


Birthday: May 3, 1965 

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