Iikka Backstrom and Simon Chamberlain Join Drop

We are proud to announce the addition of Iikka Backstrom and Simon Chamberlain to the Drop International team. We are obviously more than pleased to have two of the sport’s hottest young stars testing and promoting our product. They will both be an instrumental part of Drop’s future, taking a major role in our marketing campaigns, pop and all other marketing vehicles. Iikka and Simon will also be involved in product development, as we work with all our riders to ensure the best quality, innovation and R&D goes into all Drop products.

Iikka has wowed snowboarders over the last couple of years with solid video parts, magazine coverage and podium results in major competitions not to mention some amazing off hill shenanigans…caught on tape. He rides everything from Backcountry to city rails, mixing highly technical tricks with a super smooth style on any terrain. Check out Iikka in this year’s Whiteout Films release, Big Blind.

Simon has exploded on the snowboard scene in the last two years. He first got noticed winning the prestigious Nixon Jib Fest 2 years ago nailing the most technical tricks with amazing precision and control making him an overnight sensation. He has not looked back since. With solid video parts under his belt, a ton of magazine coverage, numerous podium results and even his own brand, Nomis, Simon will be pushing the boundaries of snowboarding for years to come. Check Simon’s latest accomplishments in this year’s Defective Films release, Derelictica.

Welcome to the team guys!

The 05/06 Drop Snow Team is:

Marc Frank Montoya
Kale Stephens
Iikka Backstrom
Mark Landvik
Paavo Tikkanen
Simon Chamberlain
Dave Melancon
Annie Boulanger
Andrew Hardingham
Dave Short