As a professional snowboarder, designing your own line together with one of your favourite brands must surely be right up there with the other highlights of your career.
“Each line does not only speak for the riders’ visual preferences but it also reflects them as riders”
Dakine, of course, is known for working closely with its team riders – whether that’s on jaw-dropping edits or banging products. This year, the brand’s gone that extra mile again; introducing us to ‘TRUSTED’, their latest proline. Together with four of the team riders, Elias Elhardt, Jamie Anderson, Kazu Kokubo and Louif Paradis, Dakine’s put together a sick set up of products; vouched for by the riders themselves.
Each line not only speaks for the riders’ visual preferences but also reflects them as riders. All four have got very different approaches to snowboarding and thus a differing criteria when it comes to choosing the right products. We got to chat with some of the team members themselves, to get the low-down on their thoughts and inspiration behind their line.