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More US resorts ban Burton boards
Saturday December 6, 2008 - Email this article to a friend

Employees are told not to use the snowboards that show pin-up Playboy models.

burton2_400Employees at several resorts have been ordered not to ride on the controversial snowboards that show semi-naked woman and self-mutilation.

The Love range features the models from the 1970’s in various states of undress, while the Primo range shows cartoons and graphic of self-mutilation.

There have been demonstrations outside the company’s HQ in Burlington and calls for them to be withdrawn.

The opponents think the graphics might encourage self-harm and that the others are de-grading to women.  Many other people though can’t understand what all the fuss is about.

Check out this earlier story for further details.

Some resorts are now ordering their employees not to use them while on duty.

The Vail ski resort company was the first to ban their staff from using them while working and now the Telluride Ski and Golf company has followed suit. Winter Park has also banned them, while Aspen/Snowmass is asking instructors not to ride on them while teaching children.

Other US ski resorts are said to be considering doing the same .

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