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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 01-20-2013, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hokkaido road trip 2013

It starts here, sydney airport. Im off to Hokkaido solo for 6 weeks living in a van, chasing the snow, no fixed address.
I will be reporting in whenever I can get free wifi with pics and vids. . You can also add me to facebook http://facebook.com/leigh.snowboardinginjapan . If anyone in the area wants to hook up drop me a pm or spacebook me.
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see you in the white room fella,

safe travels
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Facebook friend request sent. I love seeing snow pictures fill up my newsfeed.

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Have a blast ETM. Look forward to seeing how you get on (heading there in March so will hopefully be getting inspired), and how those beautiful boards ride!
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dude, have fun. sounds like a fucking dream
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Cheers guys. Im now sitting in the lobby of rusutsu resort contemplating the nighta. Got my hire car all set up in the carpark lol.
I should get some vids tomorrow.
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Sounds like alot of fun, keep us posted.
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So I went and did the nighta, couldnt help myself even after spending the previous 20 hours in transit. I took out one of my home build boards to test out, I hoped it would ride well but anything was possible, it could be an absolute plank I wouldnt have known till I lugged it 10,000 miles to strap in.
To my (almost) amazement the thing rides beautifully, it carves harder than the board I based the shape off (must be the camber difference) and the nose will not dive under no matter how I try. All in all its a huge success and an awesome feeling to gun down the hill on a stick I made myself.

Heres a few random pics, ok pics dont want to load so just the one for now.

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Welcome to Japan,

Good to hear the wood is good. Have a blast I am headed up to Nagano for 5 days tomorrow, looks like lots of snow.
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Well its dry times here atm with everything tracked out, probably the worst ive seen it to be honest. That will change.

Avalanche conditions are green light so tomorrow I am going to take the splitboard up shiribetsu dake.

Here is a vid showing the board I built in action. It works pretty damn well.

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