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  1. Is there a problem with showing these symbols, Mr iantokyo or are you just a general fukkwit.
  2. [This message has been edited by powpow (edited 10 January 2002).]
  3. Not bad mate. Just need a couple more riders, sunny days and chest deep pow. Here`s our web link http://www.users.bigpond.com/mhavilah/powpow/ there is some of our videoing at Niseko Feb `01. Advisable to have cable internet access, its about 11 meg.
  4. Harifu, Higashiyama and Annupuri are accessable on the Niseko free passport ticket system. From the top single "parrott" chair at Harifu , you can ski to the right to access both Higashiyama and Annupuri lifts. There is also the free shuttle bus system all day if you don`t want the ride the lifts. Considering the Harifu ticket is 4600Y and a NFP ticket is 4900Y, the NFP ticket is the way to go.
  5. Yeah Twiki, I have loved riding the 181Sm. I been riding it for a few years now , mainly in Harifu. Riding anything smaller seems quite difficult to do now but I`m not concerned when someone tells me the SM is too big for me. I`m 183cm tall and the board is 181cms. I`ve got so used to riding it now, I take it everwhere, but Japan pow is the way to go.
  6. Yeah Twiki, I have loved riding the 181Sm. I been riding it for a few years now , mainly in Harifu. Riding anything smaller seems quite difficult to do now but I`m not concerned when someone tells me the SM is too big for me. I`m 183cm tall and the board is 181cms. I`ve got so used to riding it now, I take it everwhere, but Japan pow is the way to go.
  7. OK, I`ve had enough. I`ve resigned from this useless forum dribble. See you all in hell. Love from marcus
  8. There seems to be alot of unhappy sno-readers on this forum. I`m happy with the conditions at the resort I like to go to. And I like telling interested snowboarders of the experiences in Japan. Ocean11 are you happy with where you go ?
  9. I`m not really a fashion type boarder that buys new gear every season. Currently I ride a Burton Supermodel 181 and this season I`ve also got a Burton BMC 168 which I bought specifically so I could re-teach myself riding switch/fakie. I tried a bit of switch on the 181 but it was too difficult to swing around. I`ve heard the BMC are pretty light in weight and being Burtons latest material compositions , it should be a bit of fun. As for riding Niseko tree runs, the 181 has been the best. Very good for landing jumps of any size, well with having all that contact area you could see why. In groomed snow it was excellent as well the contact edge is long , so holding a rail in hard snow was the next best thing to my other race board. A buddy of mine , Zeke Steggel gave me a signature 175 race board to use in Australia, a little hard to use coming off softboot board but fun for speed. I like my Burton stepins, their simple, much faster than the straps giving more time in the pow. Goggle wise I use Oakley A-frames. I`ve had the icing up feature on the inside and outside of the lens, and it only happens in extreme temps of Niseko. Never had any ice-up in Aust just in Japan, although this year I`ve found these little shammy cloth goggle clearers, so I`m hoping these will do the trick. Thats the only problem I have in Japan, the bloodly ice-up goggle problem.. If I can get this fixed then I`ll really be laughing. Anyone else had the ice-up feature?
  10. I`ve been wearing OR Outdoor Research mitts for 8 seasons now and they come with a mitt liner. Using these Mitts in Niseko last year, I took my hand out to hold the video camera. The weather conditions at the time were sunny but a howling wind at the top summit next to the smoko hut all but froze my hand. Later that day I was told the wind-chill factor was about - 70 degrees. That was the coldest my bare hand has experienced. Anyway it would have been better and alittle warmer if I had some glove liners [just a thin fleece] inside the mitt liner, inside the OR mitt. I needed some sort of windchill protector for my hands when filming. If it is a Japanese trend for liners inside liners inside a mitt then I`ll go for it aswell.
  11. And I thought we were talking about map of Hokkaido?
  12. From the useless responses given obviously no-one can give a straight answer without some snob head remark. The question was and still is: can some-one show on a map or snow forecast map the where-abouts Niseko ski fields are. We`d just like to see on a map. Please show us. No answers required from reckon ring biters dad or peeps thanks.
  13. "oh and what is this "peeps" shit" Sounds like a shithouse name just like your shithouse comments. Chris I think Niseko is between the two red dots on shoe shaped part of land on the forecast map. It can be alittle hard to find. dad i think I can hear your boyfriend calling. Get off his case. Its a simple question and all it needed was a good answer not tell us your personal trouble.
  14. Yeah, I check it out , two sometimes three times a day. There`s always something to chew on. Its part of my strange lifestyle. Or maybe just the addiction to pow, goto see the latest dump or hear about the misadventures from powder-crazed. He`s always got a story or two.

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