BURLINGTON, VT (December 15, 2011) – DROP®, one of the snowboard industry's first glove-specific brands, is proud to announce the addition of three new snowboarders, Dylan Alito, Sean Black and Kevin Griffin, to its global team.
Hailing from Breckenridge, Salt Lake City and Whistler respectively, each rider brings a unique element to the DROP® team. Dylan gets podium in pretty much any rail jam he enters; Sean's last video part in "Ransack Rebellion" showed us he's got skills and style for days, and a personality to go with it; as part of Whistler's famous 8 Mile crew, Kevin slays everything from burley backcountry lines to the gnarliest, longest rails out there.
"All three of these riders bring a surge of youthful energy to DROP® and really round out an already amazing team," said DROP's Chris Gougeon. "We couldn't be more excited to have them on-board."
"Couldn’t be more stoked to join DROP®'s family. After dabbling in the glove market and trying pretty much any glove that didn’t aggravate my skin allergies, DROP® gloves are the BEST! I wear the same mitt in the street and on-hill and my hands are always on the warmer side of warm!" -Dylan Alito
“If my hands were filet mignons, I’d wrap them in bacon. But alas…my hands are just hands so I wrap them in the next best thing…DROP® gloves. Stoked to be on the team!” -Sean Black
"I'm so hyped to be on the program! I've always thought DROP® was the s#@%." – Kevin Griffin
In addition to DROP®'s new team riders, the current roster includes snowboarders Simon Chamberlain, Heikki Sorsa, TJ Schneider, Romain De Marchi, Andrew Hardingham and Adam Dowell. Find out more about the team and the new 2011/12 collection at www.DROPMFG.com.
Founded in 1998, DROP® has headquarters in Burlington, Vermont and a design studio in Southern California. Run by a tight-knit crew deeply rooted in action sports and the surrounding lifestyle, over the past decade DROP has firmly established itself as one of the top glove and accessories brands in the snow sports industry. Recognized for its longstanding commitment to advanced technology, smart design and unsurpassed quality, DROP's stylish yet functional product line is distributed throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Korea and Australia.