The Burton snowboard Shaun White expertly uses to make a McTwist look like a cakewalk? Oh, that old thing? It started its life as a tree. Check out how it came to be strapped to the Olympic champion's feet in this GoPro-shot video.

Burton gear travels from the Snowboard company's factory in Burlington, Vermont, all the way to the beautiful mountains of Northstar, Lake Tahoe. As you can see from the board's perspective, it has the best life of any piece of wood ever to slide down a mountain. If this video has struck you with the sudden urge to find a slope to shred, you're not alone. [GoPro]