Dakine Recruits Lukas Huffman & Leanne Pelosi For International Team

Hood River, Oregon—DAKINE is proud to announce the addition of Lukas Huffman and Leanne Pelosi to its 2007 International Snowboard Team. Lukas Huffman, 27, joins the DAKINE International Snowboard Team in the midst of what could be his most creatively documented season to date. Known for his highly regarded segments in the famed Mack Dawg and Kingpin films, Huffman recently joined forces with Jess Gibson, the former Robot Food mastermind, to create the film ir77. The film and accompanying book, sponsored by DAKINE and due to release in fall 2006, are the result of a collaboration with over 40 photographers, artists and riders from nine countries around the world. “I like DAKINE, says Huffman. “They are a no B.S. operation with really great products and really good people — that’s all I need. Oh yeah — and I need warm hands. It looks like Huffman is off to another mind blowing season. In addition to DAKINE, Huffman’s sponsors include L1, Nitro, Eesa and Bluebird Wax.

Twenty five-year-old Canadian, Leanne Pelosi, also joins the DAKINE International Snowboard Team fresh off her 2005 streak of media awards and contest wins. TransWorld SNOWboarding named her female Rider of the Year’ and ‘Reader’s Choice’; Snowboarder Magazine also awarded her ‘2005 Female Rider of the Year.’ Pelosi’s 2005 contest results were just as impressive and included first place finishes in the Gravity Games — Women’s Rail Jam; U.S. Open — Women’s Rail Jam; and the Vans Cup at Tahoe — Women’s Rail Jam. Pelosi also took second place in the U.S Open Slopestyle competition. “I’m really excited to become a part of the DAKINE family. It’s a quality company that’s been around for a long time — and their products rule, says Pelosi. “I’m stoked to be rockin’ the gloves and packs and the cutest luggage and purses! Expect another impressive segment from Pelosi in the 2006 Mischief Films movie due to hit local snowboard shops in fall 2006. In addition to DAKINE, Pelosi’s sponsors include K2, Bonfire, 32/Etnies Girl, Redbull, Vestal and Whistler/Blackcomb.

Located at the base of Mt. Hood, in Hood River, Oregon, DAKINE is a leading manufacturer of action sports accessories. DAKINE offers a complete range of snowboard accessories including gloves, packs, travel bags, headwear, tools, tuning and stomps as well as a fashionable girl’s bag collection.

The DAKINE International Snowboard Team is:

• Antti Autti
• Josh Dirksen
• Leanne Pelosi
• Lukas Huffman
• Markku Koski
• Chris Englesman
• Wolle Nyvelt
• JF Pelchat
• Tyler Lepore
• Chris Coulter
• Janna Meyen
• Jon Cartwright
• Jussi Tarvainen
• Benji Ritchie
• Shin Campos
• Chris Demolski