- Price: £370
- Sizes: 153, 156, 158
- Width: Normal
- Flex: 6
They say: Slash the whole mountain with top speed and power.
We say: Drake’s standard cambered all-terrain killer, the DF1 has been a staple of the company’s line for years. Not as playful as rocker boards, but stable and good at speed. Drake’s ‘Gum Walls’ tech helps it cut through crud.
Tester says: Super solid with great flex and pop.
Buy It Here:
- Building boards since: 2007
- HQ: Onigo, Italy
- History lesson: The brand name Drake first appeared in 1997, when Northwave, a Italian snowboard boot-maker decided to branch out into bindings. Drake bindings had a reputation for being pretty much indestructible. Drake didn’t start building boards until ten years later, but they’ve already developed a pretty good reputation for quality at a decent price.
- Ridden by: Shredders who are looking for a board that looks pimp, and rides pimp, but doesn’t cost as much as a full-blown pimpin’ lifestyle.