HIT THE ROAD JAKE: Jake Burton and his family are packing up for a 10-month snowboarding sojourn spanning six continents.

The unofficial father of snowboarding, his wife, Donna, and three children will wear and test Burton products while snowboarding in Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Morocco, Europe and the Himalayas. They’ll also squeeze in some surfing in the Galapagos Islands, Peru, Tonga and Hawaii; sea-kayak in Thailand, and breeze through China, Tibet, and Vietnam.

But Burton will be working most of the time, visiting retailers and suppliers, attending company meetings and photo shoots overseas, and checking out mountains in far-off locales in an attempt to make the brand and company more global.

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