I haven't had computer access for the past 3 days as I've been in transit from the US to Niseko, Japan (which as it turns out is a hell of a trip...more on that later). Anyways I just saw this post and read the responses and I would like to clear a few things up.
First of all, TheSnerds.com Is a blog I started a few months ago with a few other instructors. Yes, its hosted on wordpress because we found that to be the easiest vehicle to use. Its a fun project we started in order to voice our perspective on a lot of different aspects of snowboarding. Thats it. We did a review of the snowboard addiction freestyle program (and no we didn't get paid to..as nice as that would be.) I stand behind what I had to say about the program (I wrote the article).
I've only been a member of this forum for a few months, and I like it here. I've never come on and plugged my blog, spammed anyone, etc. I follow a lot of threads and try to contribute where I can...thats about it.
Thats all I really wanted to say..sorry for the long post. You can check out our blog, or not...either way its all good. I just wanted to make clear that its a real entity, not spam, and very unpaid!
Now that that's said..on to important things. It snowed the whole train ride from Sapporo to Niseko! Niseko is a complete ghost town...the combination of late season with the news reports following the Earthquake/Tsunami have cleared the place out. Overall, I still think Japan is a very safe place to be (assuming you don't plan any field trips to Fukushima) and I figured that the best way to show my support was to come as planned. I am so stoked to be riding here tomorrow!