Sick stuff dreampow. I've always been itching to go to Nagano. Have you been to Hakuba this season yet?
edit: Dreampow, every person in Japan should have a dedicated powstick!!
I am starting to feel thats the way to go. The 161 Volkl handles very well as I am 175lbs and its semi wide. Having said that its not a real pow stick and if this season and last season are anything to go by it would be a sound investment.
I have a season pass for Nozawa so thats where I board. I really like it there a lot and have been to quite a few other spots including Hakuba.