If like me, you are sitting in a boiling hot South Africa and dreaming of deep Pow and colder climes, you might not want to watch this video. Filled with the most glorious powder conditions you could ever dream of, it has me pining for some snowboarding action.
Explore Japan with GoPro athletes John Jackson and Chris Benchetler as they seek to find a moment of perfection in the snow. Follow the journey from the bustling city of Tokyo, to the rural beauty in Hakuba, and finally to the wintery north island of Hokkaido as they find endless fields of untracked powder.
It’s lights out for Dave Lee and the Signal Snowboards crew! As the 2014 season winds down, the goal is to keep snowboarding past the daylight hours and Dave has just the solution—a snowboard with headlights. The crew fashion a custom board with dedicated mounts at the factory to accommodate a variety of LED Lenser flashlights and lamps. Then comes the fun part, the crew travel up North to Baldface Lodge and test out these night riding boards in epic deep powder conditions. This is what happened while you were sleeping!
There are very few things in this life that can compare to riding deep champagne powder! Japan has long been one of the top destinations for riding in deep pow pow and for good reason. With ocean on both sides and the right mountain line ups, they get fresh dumps almost every night. I could watch this video for days, but it would mean booking a ticket to Japan. Will Jackways is a great rider coming out of New Zealand and he spent the start of his winter in Powder paradise…
This week we start with, Taylor Knox, as he free surfs around Europe with my man, Paul Daniels in tow filming and editing. Taylor is off the tour now, but is definitely still one of my favorite surfers to watch.
Next up we go East with some serious Asian snow action from heart Films. Start feeling the stoke of riding Pow as our winter begins.
Lastly I have an advert for you for Whistler Mountain Bike Park, just to tease you riders and show you what we are missing out on. I reckon we could make runs like these to…