Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 1, Snowboarding in Japan, APPI

Day 1 in the books, APPI ski resort in Iwate Prefecture(岩手県). The first day of the season is always interesting because if you are a normal snowboard going person its been 6-8 months since one has seen or been on snow. The first few turns are a little off and the board feels a bit weird, but as soon as you can feel a little speed between you feet it all comes back.  Today was no different. New board...which by the way I fully back the Flying V, Hybrid rocker/camber combo on the Easy Livin. Its the Future forsure. Anyways, back on riding.  The Mountain was pretty good with a Gondola Ride that went to the top which lead way to a 5km course runs.  A couple of fairly steep sections and even a few "face shots" just off trail.  So stoked to be riding again.


Empty parking lot.

After lunch a ran into a couple of guys from a local shop in the town of Towada.
The shop is called "About"
If you live in and round Misawa please support this shop.  It is a true core speciality shop and is what keeps snowboarding true. These guys only carry the best product, Example: Burton Snowboards
And that goes for all snowboarders, please support your Local shops around the world.

The rest of the afternoon was spent mashing around the mountain with these two.
So much Fun!

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