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Greetings from Niigata! Here we are waiting for weather and every day making plans. Yet they change every day because what forecast tells isn’t always what the morning brings. What can I say – weather changes rapidly. By all odds, Niigata is one of the most promising places to ride in Japan. There’s so much […]

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New Zealand – deep in kiwi backcountry

During fall 2012 I went to New Zealand with my billabong team mate Sylvain Bourbossoun.

During fall 2012 I went to New Zealand with Billabong team mate Sylvain Bourbossoun. Our goal was to film for Billabong and my movie project RELATE TO IT photo: Rami Hanafi

Cardrona resort next to Wanaka town offers fun spots for backcountry riding.we found punch of good natural waves to build hip jumps. Sylvain

Cardrona Alpine Resort next to town of Wanaka offers fun natural waves to build hip jumps. Cardrona is my favourite resort to go riding because of it´s versatility. you can ride powder , pipe and park in one day. Sylvain and switch method! photo: Rami Hanafi

This photo was taken early in the morning during the day that I will remember forever

This photo was taken in Mt. Albert before our first lines of the day. Together with Sylvain we were scoping our entries in to the lines that actually ended up being the best bangers of the whole shoot. To me it was one of the best days on a snowboard. photo: Rami Hanafi

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Upper part of my second line in Mt. Albert. Riding lines is scary but really rewarding after you end up riding it well. It was good to be up there with experienced backcountry rider like Sylvain. Getting great footage and photos in a zone like this requires huge team effort and getting support from your riding buddy is a nice kick before your line! photo: Rami Hanafi

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The only jump we ended up building was really fun but I must admit that it felt like we were treated too good since it was made after perfect morning of riding lines. Bs 720 tail . photo: Rami Hanafi

Right now Im on my way to New Zealand and I would be lying if I didn´t

Past season in New Zealand was the best I have ever experienced. For next 6 weeks I will be in New Zealand again. The only thing Im trying to tell myself to go out there with open mind and follow the goals I want to achieve. But most importantly Im telling myself that ¨every season is different , do not compare this to last one¨.... I hope we can catch it good again this year. photo: Rami Hanafi

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Warmest Riksgransen Ever

Jun 03, 2013 by antti autti Category: Approach & Attack 0 comments

+25 celsius at 8pm! Filmer Teemu Lahtinen for sure did not have anything to complain while filming.snow was allmost gone as well but that did not stop us

+25 celsius in Riksgransen this time of the year is very rare! Snow was pretty much gone as but filmer Teemu Lahtinen still found few creative angles to shoot. photo: Jani Karppa

Speed was obviously an issue while weather was so warm, but when shadow started to get closer the riding got a bit easier and we were able to pull off few good ones. photo: Jani Karppa

Speed was obviously an issue while weather was so warm, but when shadow started to get closer the riding got a bit easier and we were able to pull off few good ones. photo: Jani Karppa

Transitions are what Riksgransen is known and I love to ride transitions! photo: Jani Karppa

Transitions are what Riksgransen is known and I love to ride transitions! photo: Jani Karppa

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