Dakine 2008 Team

Hood River, OR—DAKINE is proud to announce theaddition of Erik Christensen, Juuso Laivisto, Drew Fuller and Bryan Foxto its 2008 International Snowboard Team.

Erik Christensen, 25, joins the DAKINE International Snowboard Team hotoff the heels of his major film debut in “More” by Absinthe Films.Christensen, a Utah native, can also be seen in the newly released film”Burning Bridges” by kidsKNOW. “Shooting with Absinthe Films requires alot of traveling in backcountry terrain. DAKINE products make my lifeeasier,” says Christensen. In addition to DAKINE, Christensen’s othersponsors include Nitro, Billabong, Spy, Tech-Nine, DVS and Milosport.

Drew Fuller heads into the 2007 season after his debut in Standard Films”Draw the Line”. DAKINE is proud to have Fuller, 23, graduate from hisAM Team ranking to be part of the 2008 International Snowboard Team.Along with DAKINE, Fuller is also sponsored by Rossignol, Sessions, DCand Smith. “DAKINE is one of the best in the business and I couldn’t behappier to represent them,” says Fuller.

DAKINE also welcomes Bryan Fox, 23, to the International Snowboard Team.Fox grew up on the California coast, but left the beach for his favoritemountain, Mt. Hood. Last season, Bryan’s proficient backcountry skillsearned him a solid segment in the latest Mack Dawg Productions film”People”. Fox’s additional sponsors include K2, Quiksilver and ActiveRide Shop. In 2007 Fox will be preparing for his next video part in aMack Dawg Films production.

Hailing from Espoo, Finland, Juuso Laivisto is another new addition tothe DAKINE family. His debut film segment in Standard Films “Draw theLine” is being considered as one of the best in 2006 and is taking thesnowboarding world by storm. Laivisto also recently received a “CheckOut” in the February issue of TransWorld Snowboarding. The 19-year-old’sadditional sponsors include Ride, Smith, Volcom and Red Bull.

Located at the base of Mt. Hood, in Hood River, Oregon, DAKINE is aleading manufacturer of action sports accessories. DAKINE offers acomplete range of snowboard accessories including gloves, packs, travelbags, headwear, tools, tuning and stomps as well as a fashionable girl’sbag collection.

The 2008 DAKINE International Snowboard Team:

* Juuso Laivisto
* Leanne Pelosi
* Drew Fuller
* Bryan Fox
* Markku Koski
* Erik Christensen
* Wolle Nyvelt
* Benji Ritchie
* Tyler Lepore
* Josh Dirksen
* Chris Coulter
* Janna Meyen
* Antti Autti
* Jussi Tarvainen
* Chris Demolski