Japan. The holy grail for both snowboarders and skiers alike. It is place to find the endless, deep, face shots that usually only exist in our dreams. Adidas Snowboard team riders Jake Blauvelt, Eric Jackson, Kazu Kokubo, Helen Schettini, Keegan Valaika, Forest Bailey, and Louif Paradis headed to the island country in search of this epic pow. The crew delivers with mouth salivating slashes and plenty of white room epics.
What makes this short different is the street riding found in the second half. Rarely would you think of Japan as a place to get creative with your jibing and urban segments but, the street segment offers some quality and is an interesting juxtaposition to the deep powder of Japan’s backcountry. This is only the first of three from the Nomad series and this episode has wet my appetite for more snowboarding from the Adidas crew.