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  1. Anyone planning on going to this?

    I can't wait!!!


    -From NSs-

    TOKYO, JAPAN, December 11, 2006 -- After a 5 year absence, world-class Freeskiing competition is making a return to Japan. Suzuki presents the Nippon Freeskiing Open taking place at Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort, Niigata, Japan, from February 15 - 18, 2007. Japan's hottest up-and-comers will have a chance to challenge the world's best freeskiers like Simon Dumont, Tanner Hall, Sammy Carlson, Jon Olsson, Charles Gagnier, Sarah Burke, and Kaya Turski in Superpipe, Slopestyle, and Big Air.


    "Japan is one of the world's biggest ski markets and I'm so happy to see a big event back over there," says Freeskiing Godfather and event consultant, Mike Douglas. "The event organizers have hired the best possible people to ensure the success of the contest. Award winning park-builder, Steve Petrie, will be building the courses and cutting the Superpipe, and X Games Head Judge, Josh Loubek, is coordinating the judges for the event."


    Joetsu Kokusai, located just 80 minutes from Tokyo via bullet train, has hosted World Cup Snowboarding events in the past and is familiar with the logistics involved in hosting world-class freestyle competitions. The Big Air venue is particularly spectacular as it is located right at the base of the ski area in a massive natural amphitheater.


    The Nippon Freeskiing Open is sponsored by Suzuki, Salomon, and Joetsu Kokusai Ski Resort. Events include Men's and Women's Superpipe, Men's and Women's Slopestyle, and Men's Big Air. Total prize purse is $60,000 usd. For more information please contact: nipponfreeskiingopen@hotmail.com

  2. I like "Mountaineering" Freedom of the hills, by The Mountaineers Books out of Seattle. It's in it's 7th edition. I actually just bought the newest edition a couple of months ago, and sold my 5th edition for next to nothing. If you would have posted this a couple of months ago I would have gave it to you. It's pretty cheap too, I think it was $30 USD or something.

  3. You really know your addicted when...


    Originally posted by samurai:

    lines pop out at me. everywhere. walking down the street, I will see lines off of rooves, over bridges, into shrubs and down fields. Lines are everywhere and I have come to the realization that that will never change. I'm going to be 87, staring at a staircase coming out of a downtown parking garage, dreaming of airing out to the parked station wagon, and stomping on it's windshield.

    Not that I don't do the same thing, there's this sick natural road gap/step down by my school in central Tokyo, I always stand at the top dreamin it would snow more than half an inch thinkin "I can clear that"
  4. I love Seinfeld, it's prolly my fav. show from the states. I always rent those DVDs from Tsutaya, and always recommend them to my students.


    It's just too bad to see Kramer blow up like that. It's so out of his Character to see him like that, which I'm sure is what people expect to see. Yes, it will be interesting to see how his career will recover, doesn't seem so.

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