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Japanese freeski scene
still not many japanese freeskier is getting world attention.
japan don`t have good parks compare with north America,new zealand.
some guys are going US to training and compete some contest like US OPEN.
NIPPON OPEN is a good way to provide japanese with chance.
Check out this sick trailer, just one example of Japanese Freeskiing:
where can you get the whole movie?
whoa they are pretty good
i no dude there are so many good japanese freeskiiers and the skiing there isnt bad at all its really nice.
If you go to the trailer, on the bottom their is a picture that says "Muddy Shop." Click it and in the pop up window on the top right, click "Ski DVD." Then you can choose which DVD. Click on the picture of the movie you want to buy and click the far left box to add it to you cart. Then when you get to your cart and you want to buy it, click the box on the bottom. Then scroll down and enter your information in. You can use an online translator to translate the website. Lastly, you click the little box on the bottom of the window. Sorry, but I am not sure if they ship outside of Japan.
Yes, I know this has been posted before.
Japan has a thriving freeski culture that is growing very quickly (but snowboarding is still dominant). Because Japan has very well funded mogul teams (the women, at least, are top ranked and have won Olympic golds) there is a pipeline of talent. Japan also has great trainng facilities in the form of indoor parks in summer, commercial water ramps all over the country, and trampoline gyms dedicated to skiing and snowboarding. Japanese skiers are not as well known as their talent would suggest they should be for the obvious reason of culture and language. Have you noticed that most of the big Euro freeskiers, like Candide and Jon, speak english?
That said, there isn't any Japanese skier at the pinnacle of freeskiing like THall or Jon partly because, as was mentioned, Japan doesn't have huge pro-park facilities. I also think that the Japanese have a harder time with expressive style sports due a cultural focus on refining the perfect technique that can often overshadow creativity. This is only my humble opinion but I have had a lot of experience with this in my younger days as a semi-pro fighter training in Japan.
That said, with freeskiing exloding over here, I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot more Japanese on podiums in freesking in the future. Especially Japanese girls coming out of Japan's thriving mogul scene.
I was in Japan mid-March, and every night on TV seemed like it was all about the female mogul skiers. Who by the way are ridiculously good.
^^^^ I agree with both post above me.
I e-mailed the guy at Muddy Shop-- he said they'd never had any requests to ship outside of Japan. He e-mailed e back and said they can ship to the US now, but shipping is 1500yen (like $17)-- so you'd be lookin at around $55 to order 'kyo mo happy'...
I am going to pick-up a copy when I go to Japan.
Japan has Japanese stuff.
I can do that on a horse!
Japanese me learning. Difficult it be.
a friend of mine from new england was driving through georgia on a road trip and he ends up getting pulled over for speeding. the cop goes "son you were goin 80 in a 60. no one goes that fast through georgia." my friend responds with "well, Sherman did"
he ended up spending the night in jail
That flick looks epic, I cannot wait to travel to Japan to do some skiing.
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