Drake Snowboards 2010-2011

21 May, 2010


Drake has been known for their bindings but behind the bindings lies a snowboard company with boards built in the GST factory in Austria.  Their boards were stamped with the Drake name in 09-10 and they are bringing back their signature line for 10-11.  Drake has added a few reverse cambers to their line with a new reverse camber name, the Drake smiley but still offer a majority of camber snowboards.

The smiley concept offers a reverse free camber shape creating a constant arch from tip to tail which come 6mm raised compared to a regular snowboard.  Other new technology is gumwalls where they inject 1mm of shock-absorbent rubber between 2-layers of ABS plates and over the boards sidewalls to provide dampening and protect.  A new shape the Omega model shape improves the overall control of the board by keeping the full contact length but shrinking the actual board size.  On the freestyle models, the jibbing boards come straight from the factory with a pre-detuned edges on the tip and tail.

Drake DF1

Features:  All-terrain, freestyle high performance for the advanced riders who’s looking for perfect control and enhanced playfulness all at the same time.  Directional twin shape, radial sidecut, performer core, kevlar stripes laminates, triax fiberglass, syntra 8000 with structurn base tech, gumwalls.  Flex=6.

Sizes:  153, 156, 158

Drake DF1 (left) and Drake Green Battle Smiley (Right)

Drake Green Battle Smiley

Features: All-mountain, high end board perfect for freeriding, the all new green battle smiley is a environmentally conscious snowboard with green stick wood-core construction produced with top quality wood from sustainable forest awarded by the FSC.  Directional shape, transitional sidecut, green stick core, biax fiberglass, syntra 8000 base tech.  Flex=4.

Sizes:  156, 159, 162, 165

Base of Green Battle Smiley

Drake Risto Mattila

Features:  Risto has been working hard with Drake’s R&D to create his ultimate freestyle machine.  Directional twin shape, radial sidecut, performer core, carbon strings laminates, hybrid fiberglass, syntrablend with structurn base tech, tip and tail detuned edges. Flex=5.

Sizes:  153, 155, 157

Drake Omega/Omega Wide

Features:  The best all-mountain, mid-flex board in the line that ensures outstanding powder riding and ultimate freestyle performance, it rides like a longer board with the all new Omega blunt design (4cm shorter in size).  Directional shape, Omega transitional sidecut, premium pop core, hybrid fiberglass, syntrablend base tech.  Flex=5.

Sizes:  153, 155, 157, 159, 162, 158W, 160W

Drake Risto Mattila (left) and Drake Omega (Right)

Drake DF2 Smiley

Features:  Extreme freestyle power with all around maneuverability and full edge to edge control.  True twin shape, transitional sidecut, premium pop core, biax fiberglass, ext 4000 with structure base tech, tip and tail detuned edges.  Flex=4.

Sizes:  150, 152, 154, 156, 158

Drake Urban

Features:  Rule every park and street session with this weapon.  True twin shape, transitional sidecut, combo jib core, biax fiberglass, ext impact with structurn base tech, tip and tail detuned edges.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  149, 153, 156, 158

Drake Urban Smiley

Features:  Our best freestyle value in the line, now designed with smiley camber to achieve new levels of fun.  True twin shape, transitional sidecut, combo jib core, biax fiberglass, ext impact with structurn base tech, tip and tail detuned edges.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  149, 153, 156, 158

Drake Player/Player Wide

Features:  High-end performance as a regular prices, the new player lets you enjoy everything the mountain has to offer.  Directional shape, transitional sidecut, combo core, biax fiberglass, ext 2000 base tech, tip and tail detuned edges.  Flex=4.

Sizes:  148, 152, 156, 160, 157W, 162W

Drake Empire

Features:  Not the typical beginner’s board because beginners also need respect with this fun, flexible, all mountain stick.  True twin shape, dual progressive sidecut, super pop core, biax fiberglass, ext 2000 base tech.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  149, 152, 155, 158, 161

L-R:  Drake DF2 Smiley, Drake Urban, Drake Urban Smiley, Drake Player, Drake Empire.

Drake Misty Smiley (Women’s)

Features:  Adding our smiley camber to this full wood core board helped create the perfect jibbing machine.  True twin shape, radial sidecut, combo jib core, biax fiberglass, ext impact with structurn base, tip and tail detuned edges.  Flex=3.

Sizes:  139, 143, 147

Drake DFL (Women’s)

Features:  Conquer all types of terrain with this all around performance stick for a smooth and responsive ride.  True twin shape, premium pop core, hybrid fiberglass, syntrablend base tech, tip and tail detuned edges.  Flex=5.

Sizes:  148, 151, 155

Drake Charm (Women’s)

Features:  A super soft, forgiving flex board that’s meant for all mountain riding in different types of terrain.  Directional shape, transitional sidecut, super pop core, biax fiberglass, ext 2000 base tech. Flex=3.

Sizes:  143, 146, 149, 152, 155

Drake Venice (Women’s)

Features:  Advance with ease and fun without breaking the bank on the all new Venice.  Directional twin shape, dual progressive sidecut, super pop core, biax fiberglass, ext 2000 base tech.  Flex=4.

Sizes:  143, 146, 149, 152

Drake Charm (Left) and Drake Venice (Right)

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