Dirksen is here! Notice how he just checked in his board in the plane. No board bag is the way to go.
Photos & Captions: Oli Gagnon
SNOWBOARDER senior photographer Oli Gagnon is back with another Dispatch from the North Island. It looks like Josh Dirksen joined the Salomon crew for a little Japow. Stay tuned for more Dispatches from this Canadian camera man.
Wolle and his ASMO board. That thing has seen a lot of action in the last few weeks.
This is Nobu and Atsushi, OG riders and shapers of the Yuki-Ita. Amazing wooden pow surfers board. Check out Atsushi's blog here: http://make-ykiita.jugem.jp/?eid=148
They have husky dogs pulling sleds here in Hokaido
Harrison testing the new Ashbury HD lenses.
Josh getting stoked with all that neige.
And sending this indy off that pillow.
We ran into Mike Yoshida on the hill, you can tell he knows what up cause he's got that double goggle stee going.
I was hiking up in the middle of nowhere when I ran into this fisheye mirrror.
This is MT Yotei near Niseko.
Atsushi posing here with the 3rd board he ever shaped. A true piece of art.
Harrison found a new passion.
Here are my options for dinner. I randomly picked something.
And this is what i got. Harsh zeach.
Taka Nakai and Rio Tahara. Big in Japan.