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Location: yongpyong, korea
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Death label, yonex and burton. Once you get to the more international friendly areas in japan though you see pretty much lib boards everywhere. The weirdest is the skunk ape. Saw thousands of those at niseko two years ago. I have to assume its a rental place, but didnt catch any markings on it. Oh, and plenty of capita as well.
In korea Endeavor is making some decent traction (well, on muju it was). Head into seoul as well and youll see the color series in a load of the shops there. You wont find much stiffer than a DH2 though in korea. No call for any of the bigger freeride boards. Its pretty much a park scene out there.
I think endeavors doing well because they had those fun graphics and also kept their color series to that magic 400,000won price (a burton custom sets you back around 800,000won). Up until the last few years you literally had a choice of dropping 7-800,000won on just the deck, or renting. And not surprisingly most people just rent. I think that mid price range is going to see more koreans riding their own setup in truth.
Last edited by ippy; 09-15-2012 at 10:27 PM.