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post #21 of 46 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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I want to go to japan so bad!!!! Keep us posted on the guide work., one day...I am gonna live my dream of shredding pow and eating real ramen!!
Will keep you posted, didn't get much of a response from the forum so we will probably stick with Japanese clients for the most part.

We will definitely do some lots more tours and some will be open to non Japanese speakers. I will post up on here.

Powder and good ramen are both in abundance here.
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Popped there saturday and monday. Yesterday was PHENOMENAL. Deep enough that it turned all the moguls into softpacked bumper car mayhem. Stayed on piste just because you honestly didnt need to venture off anywhere to find awesome freshies.

Saturday on the other hand was a bit more... messy Found another of the big lines. Found it arguably the worst possible way. Came down too far, followed a line despite my brain screaming at me to get back to the resort and ended up on the sketchiest face ive ridden. Lots of trees to break it up, still, when it did slide, and it did, you got carried a few meters down the hill with it. Plopped into what i thought was T.Ch but realised the skyline was in front of me, so clearly i was in the middle on the way down to nagasaka. Had to dodge a few rather large potholes (i didnt realise the creek bed was on the left hand side), but came out unscathed.
Had another go though, found a nice entrance into it, had a nice ride, but saw two dudes cut to the far left through the bottom trees. I followed them a bit behind and slowly realised the walls on my left were getting larger, and the creek on my right was getting closer. After a VERY CAUTIOUS walk across a VERY DODGY snow bridge (the only one without a massive trek back), i made it back to terra firma.

Two down, two more to find. Actually i dont really want to "find" the third one. I can see it on the higake gondola up and i cant believe people ride the damn thing. It looks dodgy as hell. As for the fourth one, im pretty sure there isnt actually a loop off the back and round the side without serious trekking being involved to get past the ridge line at the bottom of the main yamabiko lift.
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I was there yesterday. Great terrain, the snow was okay. Deep pow but with a hard bottom so you couldn't open it up, plus the first few runs had no idea where we were. By the time our local rider showed up we had figured out where things went and he just showed something obvious which sucked. We promptly went back to the previous zone we had been riding. I went too fast for a photo and hit a clump of trees in the white room and that ended my day. massive bruising and a cut on my shin which I'm hoping will go away by the weekend.
The drive home sucks for us since we get caught in the myoko traffic.
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The really obvious lines are up yamabiko. I have a feeling though your local dude did the right thing. No avi reports yet, but im assuming it was pretty tricky this weekend. That ice layer (which im honestly amazed you felt - well, if you werent just riding under the yamabiko lift - that line might as well be a groomer its so tracked), is really serious stuff. Felt it for reals on friday at suginohara. We had about 15-20cms at the start of the day, and when you hit it, you really felt it. Barely any traction in it at all. Its a pure solid sheet of ice. As the day went on though, the snow got deeper and it disappeared.

Saturday was good fun. Despite massive screw ups, that face i was telling you about, unlike the ice walls, this one was sugared up. The loose snow broke in with it creating just enough to rip you down the hill a bit. Plenty fo trees though to arrest it, but conditions definitely indicate that heading off the beaten track would be insane.

Sunday gave it all a chance to compress. And then sunday night/mondays snow would have seriously given me cause for concern. A bit of weight on that under layer and i assume its sliding. At least thats how my brain decided what to avoid riding.

Often a lack of knowledge is a great protection. If i actually knew what i was talking about i might have taken a chance on it.

But who the hell needed it anyway, monday was awesome fun on piste. Just played on Kurokura (the steepish line coming off ushikubi into higake)... i could have ridden that all day. And i would have if my stuff wasnt in nagasaka. Ill never get bored of destroying moguls!
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we just went up to yamabiko once, and yes, the snow was better there but we were more at home in that big treed area under the gondola
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Off topic but is either of you interested in a pair of new '12 diodes in large? Trying to sell them for a Japanese friend who bought at the start of last season but then got on Flux flow and never used them.
2 man plus shipping or a handover in hakuba
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Not me im afraid, still trying to offload my charlie slasher, space metal fantasy, and bataleon riot.
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Just put that up on yahoo auctions. Just sold 3 boards last week on there. Too easy
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Yeah I don't need any diodes now, I have several pairs of bindings and it seems I need a medium for reflex burtons.

You sold 3 boards on Yahoo Japan?

Got a decent price for them too?
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Yep, yahoo auctions. Good prices too. But it depends on whether what u have is popular. Burton powder boards sell super easy. But large bindings are harder to sell.

Sold a fish noboard, a nug and a con artist, plus sold a pair of sherlocks and a split earlier in the season.

But I just won an auction for a 160 nitro panterA for 1000 lol

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