I had a chance to go snowboarding with my family yesterday (Shane, we really missed you!). When I got home, I pulled my 1st snowboard out of the attic. A Burton Backhill that I bought in 1984 at the watershed surfshop in Wakefield, RI. It was all wood and had 2 metal keel fins on the tail...when we went to the slopes, they weren't sure what to make of it; whether to let me on the mountain or not. Until boards had metal edges, it was all up in the air. I had so much fun on this board...brings back awesome memories of the early days.