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Burton Opens Craig's R&D Facility

Updated: January 14, 2011, 7:00 PM ET
By Jesse Huffman | ESPN Action Sports

Burton officially opened their new R&D facility in Vermont yesterday, named simply "Craig's" after the late snowboarding icon Craig Kelly. The effort marks Burton's largest and most modern R&D facility to date, capable of kicking out around 2,000 one-off decks a year -- an investment that Jake Burton felt was necessary to make in this era that is coming to be defined by ever-evolving board shapes, that keep diverging from each other in ways of camber, rocker, and profile design.

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