Starting out making bindings, Drake have recently moved into the world of snowboard manufacturing and are committed to providing great products for all standards of rider. Not to be confused with the shit Canadian R&B ‘rapper’ of the same name, Drake are actually an Italian snowboard and binding brand based in the dolomites.
Drake is part of the Northwave family which has been around since 1991. Drake is based in the heart of Northern Italy’s famous bootmaking region, and Northwave began making boots after years of building performance footwear. Seeing as though you need more than boots to go snowboarding (the board and bindings help…) Northwave started Drake in order to make high quality, yet affordable bindings and boards.
Drake has over ten years of experience and all their products are designed with input from their team riders which includes the likes of Antti Autti and Seb Kern. Drake bindings and boards are built to last and they must defiantly take a beating from team riders Nick Visconti and Victor De La Rue who push snowboarding to its limits. Drake also supports the first ever Olympic halfpipe gold medallist Gian Simmen.
Drake make a range of boards including the eco friendly green battle freeride board and the all mountain beast the DF1. This season Drake have upped their game with some super slick graphics and vibrant bindings that combine style and technicality in one neat little package. If you’re after good looking, great value gear that will withstand the test of time then look no further than Drake.