DAKINE ADDS ERIC JACKSON, SHAYNE POSPISIL AND JED ANDERSON TO SNOWBOARD TEAM

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (December 1, 2009) – DAKINE announces the addition of Shayne Pospisil, Jed Anderson and Eric Jackson to its 2009/2010 International Snowboard Team.

Out of Mammoth Lakes, CA, Eric Jackson joins the DAKINE team as one of the best all-around snowboarders in the industry. Jackson’s segment in Standard Films’ “Black Winter” showcased him as one of the best powder riders in snowboarding. The California native has graced the pages of top snowboarding magazines including Transworld Snowboarding, Snowboard, Snowboarder and Frequency. In addition to DAKINE, Jackson’s sponsors include Lib Tech, Nike Outerwear, Von Zipper and Bent Metal.

Shayne Pospisil, a standout rider from Manasquan, New Jersey, has traveled the globe competing against the world’s best. This past winter, Pospisil won 1st place and $50,000 in the Red Bull Snowscrapers event in New York City, and won the highest air award at the coveted Oakley Arctic Challenge. Pospisil’s other sponsors include Billabong Outerwear, Head Snowboards, Smith Optics and Helmets and Val Surf. Pospisil is definitely one to watch in 2010.

Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canadian Jed Anderson is another solid addition to the DAKINE family. Sponsored by Salomon, Airblaster, Nike, Krew and The Source, Anderson is hands-down one of the best up-and-coming names in snowboarding. Anderson’s riding at the end of Transworld Snowboarding’s new film “Get Real” has put him in serious contention for “Rookie of the Year.”

DAKINE’s complete roster for its international snowboard team includes:

• Jed Anderson
• Antti Autti
• Annie Boulanger
• Nick Dirks
• Josh Dirksen
• Bryan Fox
• Drew Fuller
• Eric Jackson
• Wolle Nyvelt
• Leanne Pelosi
• Shayne Pospisil
• Austin Smith
• JP Walker
• Wille Yli-Luoma

About DAKINE
Backed by a pro team roster that includes some of the world’s top action sports athletes, DAKINE has been an industry leader in action sports accessories for over thirty years. Founded in Hawaii and based in Hood River, Oregon, DAKINE offers a complete range of innovative products, including sport-specific to street-savvy backpacks, bags, travel gear and accessories. To view the current line of DAKINE products, log on to www.dakine.com.