That’s me, preachin’ the gospel, doin’ the dance, feelin’ the flow. p: Mark Welsh
Bryan Fox and Austin Smith decided to take a trip to Japan during one of the most prolific winters that the country has been privy to of late. In Dispatches: Pathology – Bryan Fox in Japan Part 1, Fox provides details about what was an epic trip for a group of friends who also happen to be insanely talented snowboarders. Says Fox,
“Austin and I came to Japan a couple years ago and had an amazing time. We knew it would be a great place to start the movie out with some heavy stoke. During the Dirksen Derby we threw out a casual invite to a bunch of friends, basically, "we're going to Japan and everybody is welcome to join." Tim Eddy was first to give 100% confirmation on the spot, McKay soon after, and Turkey (Alex Yoder) gave us a "hell yeah, I want to go, do they have quinoa over there?" So at this point we had five riders and Liam Gallagher to handle media and production. Austin called Welsh to see if he would come shoot it and got an instant yes from him. Boom, trip is happening, tickets are booked and all we are hearing is that it has been non-stop snowing in Hokkaido and doesn't look to be slowing down.”
There were so many amazing photos from the journey that we broke Bryan’s Dispatch into two parts. You can check out part 1 and read on below for images from the rest of the crew’s time in Japan.
Curt Dawg, switch backside 1440 maybe? p: Mark Welsh
Me again, do these count for the exposure meter? p: Mark Welsh
McKay, surfing the Earth during the evening. p: Mark Welsh
Some dude from 1993 poached our zone. p: Mark Welsh
Evening group shot. Everyone agreed that this was the best night riding they had ever done. p: Mark Welsh
Insert Blondie song “Dreamin” that JP used in “Simple Pleasures”.
The lines we rode to the sea. p: Bryan Fox
Pretty sure a mushroom vending machine would kill it in Portland.
Teine Resort, outside of Sapporro, has to be the highest quality resort in the world that is twenty minutes from epic surf. p: Bryan Fox
All kinds of wrong. I caught Austin lookin’. p: Bryan Fox
Haiyato Doi’s epic Car Danchi and a selection of tools used for the days work. p: Bryan Fox
We call him “little bear,” panda works as well. Trying to bite T-Money’s style. p: Mark Welsh
Panda pow. p: Mark Welsh
Liam…. p: Mark Welsh
McKay snatchin’ tail. p: Mark Welsh
How many bros can you spot? p: Mark Welsh
Trying to act like the Euros and look cool ripping mini shred. Difficult task. p: Mark Welsh
Self-barrel. p: Mark Welsh
Yoder finally got to take out his super sick splitboard. People sure can ski fast up hill. p: Mark Welsh
Pathology – the study and diagnosis of disease. p: Bryan Fox