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    408 Columbia Street
    Hood River, Oregon
    United States

    Phone: (541) 386-3166



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    DaKine is an outdoor apparel company specializing in sportswear and sports equipment for alternative sports. The name of the company comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin word "da kine" (derived from "the kind" or "the best").

    Rob Kaplan began manufacturing the DaKine Leash in Haiku, Maui , Hawaii in 1979. The DaKine surf leash is designed to withstand the rigorous Hawaiian conditions and opened up previously unsurfed breaks around the world. By 1980, professional windsurfers asked Kaplan to help build footstraps for their new wave boards. The company later developed the first adjustable footstrap, seat harness and waist harness. Their creation of the coffin board bag made travel easier for athletes.

    By 1986, DaKine opened its North American office, manufacturing facility, and warehouse in Hood River, Oregon. Hood River was chosen because it is strategically positioned at the base of Mount Hood where summer snowboard and ski camps are the gathering places for athletes. Later in 1989 DaKine first entered the snowboard market with snowboard accessories, snowboard bags and gear bags.

    During the 1990s, DaKine entered the winter glove business with three models. DaKine also introduced the Heli Pack, which created a new category of backcountry skiing and backcountry snowboarding day packs, the minimalist technical pack. In 1999, DaKine developed the Park Pack, its first skateboard specific backpack. The Park Pack's innovation and durability proved to be a valuable combination that leads to other models such as the Mike V. and Machnau packs.

    Diversifying in 2001, DaKine developed its first line of kiteboard specific harnesses & accessories. The Fusion Harness quickly became DaKine's best selling harness surpassing all other models in the line.
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    Posted by davidbranomjr August 30, 2012 11:56am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    I have sporting a Dakine Backpack for the last 2 years. It looks new after 2 years use. It holds ups so well.
    I am a 11 year old comp vert skater that is looking for some help with product. I am open to all levels of help including discounts. My 2012 Summer contests were top 10 open men to 30 at Venice Beach Polar Bear Bowl Jam, 3rd 11-15 at North Fontana, 3rd open men to 30 at Oceanside (Shawn Hildago Memorial), 3rd South Fontana, 11-15 flow and cradle, Montclair 1st (11-15). Many other contests that I placed. I skate for Little Villian Skateboards and Grombomb Healthy Hydration Drink just looking for some help. Thanks for the consideration. Check out my profile and google me online or facebook.


    Posted by SurfingIndianSharkey July 13, 2009 05:55am PDTReply | Report Abuse

    GREAT PRODUCTS keep it up ;)


    Posted by ECskater303 March 30, 2009 04:39pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    please sponsor me. i have some photos of me and i will put up a vid once its warmer please sponsor me i am getting a lot better fast and i think i can be a great addition to your team in the future i promise you won't regret it.

    The Grim REPPER

    Posted by The Grim REPPER February 2, 2009 08:28pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    "113 seconds of sickness" is better with Dakine Check it!


    Posted by yomama86 February 2, 2009 01:31pm PSTReply | Report Abuse

    will you sponsor me?


    Posted by GigglesLt October 12, 2008 04:22pm PDTReply | Report Abuse

    your gear is the shiz! Never fails or lets me down! Use it on all my excursions doesn't matter if it's chasing waves, powder, or just everyday! U Rock! Thnx!

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