Drop Mfg Adds New Team Riders

BURLINGTON, VT (November 16, 2009) – DROP MFG® is proud to announce the addition of four new snowboarders to its global team including Heikki Sorsa, Romain de Marchi, Forest Bailey and Adam Dowell.

Hailing from Finland, Switzerland and the United States, each rider brings something special to the DROP team.  Heikki has one of smoothest styles around; Romain is hands down one of the sickest riders to ever strap on a board; young gun Forest is a rail destroyer with all the tech tricks on lock; and Adam is a big mountain specialist who slays burly lines with the Jackson crew.

"We are excited to step up our game this season by adding four of today's most progressive riders to our team," says DROP's Dan Stanilonis.  "Since day one, we have always prided ourselves on making the best performing, most innovative and stylish gloves and accessories on the market.  Our new team additions reflect this mindset because each rider, in his own unique way, is pushing the sport to the next level."

As new recruit Romain de Marchi puts it, "DROP is one of the most respected glove makers out there, and I am stoked to be part of the brand.  It's truly a company I can identify with, and the product is outstanding."

In addition to DROP's new team riders, the current roster also includes snowboarders Simon Chamberlain, Mark Landvik, Josh Sherman, Andrew Hardingham and Jacqui Berg.

Find out more at: www.DROPMFG.com

Founded in 1998, DROP MFG® has offices in Burlington, Vermont, and Montreal, Quebec, with a design studio in Los Angeles, California.  Run by a tight-knit crew deeply rooted in action sports and the surrounding lifestyle, over the past twelve years 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.