The Piva family who were behind Northwave have been working in the footwear manufacturing business since the early 1980’s. When snowboarding started to kick off in the late 1980’s the Pivas knowledge and craftsmanship was sought after and they were approached to manufacture snowboard boots for a range of different snowboard companies.
The Piva family decided to create the rest of the gear, and the Italian family started Drake. Starting off with bindings and moving into snowboards, they are committed in providing sweet setups for any rider. Always gathering input from their team riders, and from the beating some of these riders give to the setups, you know they are built to last. If you’re looking for a new setup that won’t break the bank, withstand time and shredding, Drake has the gear you need.