West Lebanon, N.H., July 22, 2008 - Nordica USA has signed an agreement with promising young rider, Tucker Perkins. Perkins has signed an exclusive agreement to use Nordica skis, boots and bindings through 2010.

Perkins, 17, had a very successful winter season and ended it by nailing a first place finish at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Championships in Whistler BC in the Super Pipe coupled with a first place finish in the Super Hit competition.

Nordica offers Perkins a program that combines high quality products, excellent service, and the opportunity for exposure, all of which are important to his rapidly developing career. Perkins tested Nordica equipment on snow last week in Whistler, BC before finalizing his decision to join Nordica’s team of athletes.

“Nordica skis and boots performed extremely well in big air and pipe this past week in Whistler. I am super stoked on the feel and performance of the new freeride boots, skis and bindings,” said Perkins.

“Tucker has a great work ethic and training program that make him extremely competitive. We are very motivated to have the best team of athletes, investing in young talent is key to our growing freeride program,” Matt Knittle, Nordica Promotions and Competition Manager.

With the addition of Perkins, Nordica adds to its increasing presence as a leader of skis and boots in Freeride and Park and Pipe segments. Perkins will join the likes of Peter Olenick, Stefan Thomas, Rory Bushfield, and Shane McConkey as a Nordica Freeride Athlete.