09/12/2008 | by Onboard
Risto Mattila, world class Finnish rider, has signed a two year deal with the Drake-Northwave International Team.
Olympic rider in Salt Lake City 2002 and Turin 2006, over the last seasons Risto Mattila has also been crowned Half Pipe World Cup Champion in 2004 and won the Nissan X Trail Jam in Tokyo, while he already spent 10 weeks as leader of the Swatch TTR World Pro Ranking. Risto is featured in Together from Sunset Films in 2007 and in The Scrapbook Project from HDP films 2008
“I know that the gear really works so I expect that they keep up the good work with developing the product and providing me with an awesome set up to ride with. I also expect that we are gonna have a great team spirit and have a lot of fun riding and promoting the brands!” Say’s Risto about his new sponsor.
“As leading brands in the snowboard hardgoods, Drake and Northwave want a leading team too. The introduction of a world class rider like Risto Mattila will provide us the opportunity to have an even stronger international team and a new valuable feedback involving him in the development of even better products. I’m more than happy to have Risto in our team.” Add’s Luca Canali, Drake-Northwave marketing manager.
For more info about Drake-Northwave products and team check www.northwave.com