17/11/2006 | by Onboard
Head is very pleased to announce that as from the beginning of October 2006, Dan Wakeham – Britain’s leading snowboard rider – has agreed to ride Head boards and bindings and will be using Head Protection Gear.
Over the last five years Head has slowly been building a very credible presence within the global snowboard community for not only the excellent craftsmanship in its boards but also for its ground breaking Intelligence technology and PX bindings. Head is today most probably a top five brand supplier in most key snowboard markets and is now turning its attention to the UK market where slowly but surely it has been building a presence.
Dan commented: “Before I signed with Head, I scrupulously tested the boards throughout the summer to make sure they worked for me and I was very surprised to find out how good they are. Overall they are a little more aggressive than I am used to but I think I will be able to use that to my advantage to go bigger and spin faster – and I can’t believe that more people aren’t enjoying the boards – so here’s to the future.”
Dan will ride the Crown snowboard with the PX5 bindings and will also wear the Pro S helmet. He will also be wearing the TH1 Unit and Crash Pants from Head’s protection range.
Andy Nicholls – Head’s UK snowboard manager said: “We are absolutely delighted that someone of Dan’s calibre has decided to join to our global team of riders and we are looking forward to working with him in order to get Head firmly established as a snowboard brand in the UK. This is very exciting news for us, the quality and performance of Head snowboard products has never been an issue but now with Dan onboard we can really build some momentum and create a very exciting business.”
For further information about Head snowboards and gear, check out: www.ridehead.com