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  1. #1
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    Video TR: JaFebruary 2017

    Earlier this month I had to fly through Japan on my way to work so I took a few extra days and went on my first real ski vacation in years. 98% of this video was filmed on one day; the rest of the time was more or less the same.

    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

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    How many times did you try to move one of those little trees with your hand before you realized they were solid and didn't give?

    Reminds me of my trip last year. Well done! Thanks for the stoke.

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    Nicely done!

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    Awesome...

    There are lots of different types of fresh snow: Cascade Concrete, Sierra Cement, cold smoke, Champaign, blower, cream cheese, etc. But out of all the types of fresh that I've skied JaPow is my favorite. I can't wait to get back over there and shred that beautiful white, fluffy goodness...

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    Nice. What resort was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    How many times did you try to move one of those little trees with your hand before you realized they were solid and didn't give?

    Reminds me of my trip last year. Well done! Thanks for the stoke.
    Haha I learned long ago that I should only try to move the tiniest little twiglets.

    Quote Originally Posted by nortonwhis View Post
    Nice. What resort was that?
    I can't just come right out and say it. Seek and ye shall find.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

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    Well played

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    fantastic stuff
    those ski look asymmetrically tapered...k2's version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoarhey View Post
    fantastic stuff
    those ski look asymmetrically tapered...k2's version?
    They are 17/18 Lib Tech MegaPows. 191cm 169-137-154 Inner sidecut radius is straighter, outer sidecut radius is tighter. They were designed to be skied on either foot but I've only skied them with the longer edge on the inside; it makes more sense to me to have the tighter radius on my inside ski/outside edge and I doubt I could deal with the tips pointing out vs. in.

    They are ridiculously fun and as you can see from the video - quite maneuverable and nimble in tight trees.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

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    I'll take a steep-runneld-out-dirty-avalanche-debris-filled-couloir, over deep powder in Japan any day.

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    I'll take the deep Japan pow

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    Nice. Feb 7 was a good day in Hakuba area
    I don't work and I don't save, desperate women pay my way.

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    As I said - grooming sux

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeLau View Post
    As I said - grooming sux
    Groomers were pretty much the same, just without trees.
    Putting the "core" in corporate, one turn at a time.

    Metalmücil 2010 - 2013 "Go Home" album is now a free download

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    looks schweet, though the camera pointing so much down on your helmet felt a bit weird

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    Digging the intro and at 2:30 holy deepness

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    Nice! Reminded me of my memberberries of Japow. It could very well be the greatest snow on earth.
    Thanks!
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    Japan...legendary. On my bucket list. Probably will stay there...forever. Nice layover for work.

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    So many great places to ski and skin, and so little time (and money.) Thanks for letting me see a place I may never ski (read: jealous.)

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    Nicely

    Thanks for posting.

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