Not to be confused with the Canadian R&B ‘rapper’ of the same name, Drake are actually an Italian snowboard and binding brand based in the Italian Dolomites. After starting out by making bindings, Drake moved into the world of snowboard manufacturing and are now committed to providing great products for all standards of rider.
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 you need more than boots to go snowboarding though (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 Alex Stewart and The Simpson Brothers. Drake bindings and boards are built to last, and must defiantly take a beating from team riders who push snowboarding to its limits. Drake supports the first-ever Olympic halfpipe gold medallist Gian Simmen, and the current team lineup consists of riders like Alex Stewart, Jake Simpson, Joe Simpson, Kael Hill and Paula Benito.
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