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  1. Snowboarding powder for 1st time

    Snowboarding General Chat
    Hi guys in a couple weeks I'm off to Japan to spend a week on the slopes and i was wondering about the differences of riding deep snow compared to standard main run stuff. I am a beginner, I've only had a couple of days with a board, so any advice will be much appreciated.
  2. Burton Mystery Malolo vs Lib Tech Orca

    First of all this is a comparison based on opportunity. I am searching for a powder board for coming trip to Japan (January 2020). I have a Burton Deep thinker which is my fall back plan if I don't find a better board. I like the deep thinker in groomer but I havn't tried it in deep powder and...
  3. Offshore Snow Shapes - OFSR

    Hi All, My name is Josh Mon. I own & operate Offshore Snow Shapes, a small brand pressing boards in Niseko, Japan. I am new to all of this, but thought I would jump on and try and connect. Not sure if that is kosher, but being an indie brand, it seemed like a good way to communicate with...
  4. Japan pow board

    Hey guys, I am looking for a new pow board to add to my quiver, for my next Japan trip. The only two things I really want it to do is pow and carve, so I have been looking at boards like the -Spring Break Slush Slasher -Telos Backslash -Endeavour Archetype (160w) -Bataleon Surfer I am 6"2 and...
  5. Bataleon Surfer - 154 vs. 159 ???

    Hi there - I'm torn between which size to get for the Bataleon Surfer - 154 or 159. I'm about 6'1" and weigh around 170-175lbs. I ride a Capita DOA 154 as my everyday board... I'll be spending two weeks in Japan this winter and ride Tahoe as my home mountain/area. I know the 159 Surfer...
  6. Niseko BEST Alternatives

    hey... we will come back to niseko this season for a week or so, but then want to travekk around to some other cool ski hills in hokkaido for 1 or 2 weeks. can u recommend the best other options (i guess will have 3 or 4 days at each). cheers
  7. Buying Snowboard Advice for Australian

    Hi, so i need some advice for buying my first board. This is my 4th season in Japan but i've rented every other time and now i plan to work there for the whole season so want my own board. I am 192cm tall (6'3"), weigh 92kg and have a size 14 US foot (i still have to buy boots as well). I don't...
  8. Hokkaido, Japan in February 2015

    General Travel Forum
    i believe this is like the 6th season we're heading out to Japan. Last season was insane with 50+ on the trip! come with us! NYT SNOW
  9. Everybody's doin it!!!!!

    Photography, Video, and Other Media
    I thought I might as well too????? Here's an edit I made from season last, during a few days in The Land of The Rising Pants!!!!! * It's on Vimeo at least!!!!! :unsure: 64122720 ~ Nishredko ~ Niseko, Japan, Powder 2013 on Vimeo * Critique unwelcome!!!!! :huh:
  10. Niseko Japan edit

    Photography, Video, and Other Media
    Hey guys, my mate (Alex) put together an edit of our Niseko trip, check it out. The snowboarding isn't that amazing but we had tones of fun. Hope you enjoy Sushi Rolls and Snowboarding 1280 x 720 - YouTube
  11. Hakuba, Japan - My first ever snow vacation!

    Warning: long post ahead. Where to even begin?!? I'm still hyped up having just come back from a long awaited vacation in Japan! If you're reading; THANK YOU and I hope the photos make up for all the rambling. B A C K G R O U N D So, I'm a noob. Like, really. I've always been (and still am)...
  12. Recommended one day tours around Niseko (or surrounding areas)

    General Travel Forum
    Hey guys, can anyone recommend a company that do tours around the Hokkaido area? Preferably back country, or also off piste tours. I know Black Diamond Lodge tours are pretty big in Niseko but there seems to be heaps of others too including Shinsetsu, white room tours etc. Anyone have any...
  13. Canada or Japan????

    General Travel Forum
    Hello everybody i'm new in this forum, i have one question for year me and my friend's we want go or in Canada or in Japan... which one is the best for find a really good powder? I know in japan they dont have really steel mountain, but i know they have so much snow. Thanks...