^Credit: Burton Snowboards
Burton Snowboards shared the video below to their Twitter feed recently. It shows 11 month old Katahdin logging her first day in the park with the help of her dad, and the Burton Handlebar learning device.
Pretty awesome to see this parent getting his daughter on snow so dang early. He’s teaching her to love a sport that she can do for the rest of her life. That’s so incredibly important in my eyes.
Downbars & Handlebars
11-month old Katahdin logs her first day in the park with the help of her Handlebar and her Rad Dad. Get your little ones standing sideways with our “Handlebar Guide”: https://t.co/PvddfChjeA pic.twitter.com/KFYNbUh2Nq
— Burton Snowboards (@burtonsnowboard) February 28, 2022
One of the best learning tools ever created, The Handlebar allows kids to easily try snowboarding, no matter the season or the footwear. The Handlebar is a grab bar that promotes proper body positioning and attaches to a snowboard using the standard binding mounting holes. A primary benefit of The Handlebar is that it is extremely versatile—it can be used on virtually any Burton kids’ snowboard (sizes 80cm-110cm), indoors or outdoors, any time of the year—but there are several additional benefits that parents should consider.
Benefits of The Handlebar
The Handlebar was designed to provide years of fun for kids of all ages and incorporates some industry-leading functionality that delivers excellent utility for the cost.
Adjustable height. Adjust the height of The Handlebar to fit a range of young riders by depressing the metal push-buttons on either side and sliding the crossbar up or down to the desired height.
Padded grab bar. The crossbar is padded to keep little hands warm and soften bumpy rides.
Low weight construction. The entire unit comes in at less than two pounds (4 kilograms), providing young riders a realistic experience without extra bulk.
Lots of compatibility. The Handlebar can be mounted on any youth snowboard sized 80cm-110cm so there’s plenty of room to grow and progress.
No bindings needed. The Handlebar is designed to be used without bindings, so if your kid can stand, they can start snowboarding.
Low cost. At around $100 USD, The Handlebar is an inexpensive addition to the kit.