Spent a month in Japan, with about a week at the start in and around Niseko (stayed in Annupuri for 4 nights, Hanazono for 2 nights). Then did about 2 weeks between Tokyo and Kyoto, and finished off with a week in Nozawa onsen. Fell in love with Japan. I took a mildly tapered pow/freeride board (Atomic Banger) which most of the time was great. It's stiff, a pretty hard charging board, very damp, generally good float. It has a big rockered nose, but has a pretty decent amount of camber between the feet. When I was in Nozawa though, I found I wanted something more playful in deep pow in the
Anyone ride an Arbor Coda or Wasteland in Japan? Looking at one for deep pow in the trees, for my next trip to Japan. Both Arbor boards are centered, no setback and that worries me a little, I have never ridden centered in deep powder. Tried a continuous rocker board in Japan this year and was shocked at how much fun it was in the trees.........