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post #11 of 96 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Keep it going man, I wish everybody on here could go every single day somewhere. I know how rabid all my boarding buddies are, and I know it's the same everywhere.

Still working on the Day 9 video, and I have a pic somewhere too. It I wanted to share my latest arrival! I didn't feel like switching bindings back and forth so I got some bindings specifically for my Birdman. I know at 220 I'm heavy, but in the pow, lighter is better so I got the carbon fiber Burton Diodes. Hookin em up to the board right now. Should provide sharper response than the Cartels as well as they are noticeably stiffer.

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Day 9 / Hakkoda Mountain - The fresh snow was nearly a meter deep in the low spots today and every run was covered by an onslaught of continuous snow. Made good use of the Birdman! Only sour note in my book is that my camera was not in 1080 mode. Other than that, it was the best day snowboarding I had in the last two seasons. January 5, 2012

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nice pics

good luck for the new baby
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Thanks! That should be fun, huh. Probably no snowboarding next year. :-(

Here is the video from Hakkoda. It's still processing at the moment so maybe the quality will be low for awhile. Hope you enjoy.

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On the way to Geto for day 10-11. Just passed this. Mt. Iwate. 7000+ feet. The road I am on is 550 ft above sea level so lot of vertical. Thinking of doing a descent here. Can't find any documented proof that anyone ever has.

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Day 10 and 11/50 / Geto Kogen in Iwate Prefecture. Lottttts of powder and tons of fun! After the first night check out how much snow dumped on us. When we parked it was clean and clear. This was after about 8 hours. Video coming. We thought it was pretty funny that this place was called Geto, and they had a sign made out of tin foil. haha. One thing to note. THis place had the steepest steeps I've been to in Japan which is not really known for ridiculous degrees on piste. 33-38 degrees all over. the reds were around. Every trail at least went to 25 degrees .





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I was going for a hundred after 50 last year. I have let a few weeks go by as there hasn't been a single day too good to miss yet. We'll see if it just remains bullshit till summer or what.

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Jealous. Drool-worthy pictures.


I'm at 7, going to 8 tomorrow. Unfortunately all have been in shitty Northeast.

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Hey, overall are you pretty content with Tohoku's snowboarding? For me I have sort of gotten tired of Iwate's resorts however I have never been to Geto. Geto looks interesting because it's steeper than average and gets the most snow, but all of the runs look the same. Is it worth the drive all the way down to Geto? I'm receiving a powder board tomorrow and I want to ride it once before I go back to Hakkoda.

Good luck with the 50 day mark. This season I wanted to shoot for 100 but the lack of snow near my area and me getting sick of Appi makes me not want to go out everyday. I'm already at 20 days . I don't go back to work until the 23rd!!!

edit: Okay what was better, Geto or Shirakami?

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Where are you? We should go boarding sometime! I'm off thurs-Monday this coming week. I would say Shirakami is easily bigger than Geto and on a pow day would be the choice hands down. I was at Geto during two days of intense snowfall and all the runs we're epic. If it was sunny and groomed, I'd be to the bottom so fast I'd be mad. Shirakami has two places where it might have over 32-33 degrees, but one for sure isn't open yet. I'd say Hakkoda is the best period if you know how to not get lost there. I got lost onceand it was petrifying wondering if you'd make it out before dark. I'm an email away from paying for a tour there, but if you know your way around really well I'll buy you a 5 punch ticket just to gets far off the beaten path.
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