Japan 2009

Around Otaru, Hokkaido:

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Snowboarding Fitness Routine

In order to get the most out of your snow trip to Japan, it’s important to have a good base fitness level prior to going.  This will allow you to spend as much time as possible in the pow which of course is the main reason you’re there. The main areas to work on are [...]

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the festive season. We look forward to bringing you all the best that snowboarding in Japan has to offer in 2010. Stay safe and remember, live life to the fullest! Iao & Leroy.

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Snowboard In Japan – the doco

During this February’s trip to Furano in Japan, Iao and I will be making a feature length documentary about snowboarding and Japanese culture.  We will be covering topics such as: Tokyo Sapporo Ice festival Ice climbing Ice fishing Snow sledding Snow mobiling Snowboarding Japanese cuisine Japanese drinking culture Karaoke     The finished documentary will [...]

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Another trip to Trigger Brothers

I took another trip to Trigger Brothers in St Kilda on Saturday to try on some boots and bindings they had transferred from their Frankston store. The boots fit me excellently, so I decided to purchase a new Libtech board and Burton wheelie bag while I was there.    Libtech boards are based on banana [...]

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A trip to Trigger Brothers to select gear

Last Saturday we booked in a couple of hours to purchase some new snowboard gear for the trip in February 2010.  I met Iao at Trigger Brothers in St. Kilda at 12:30pm and we browsed the store for bargains.  Being the start of summer in Australia there were some great bargains on 2009 winter stock. [...]

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