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