Thursday, March 24, 2011

Out of Japan and now in America.

My host brother Yuuta, just sent me through these images.
My last post was just days before the tragedy hit Japan. I wish all the best to everyone involved. Am sure anyone in Christchurch can relate to this as well.

Here is a link from the Ride Shakedown in Snoqualmie, just out of Seattle.

Photo: Mike Yoshida
I was stoked to Qualify in 2nd. Nick Brown qualified for the finals as well. It was so much fun. Good jump and a sick format! I ended up just out of the money in 4th place.

14 year old Japanese spinner, and almost winner, Yuuki Kadono came 2nd and is donating half his US$8000 winnings to the Tsunami relief fund.

14 Year Old Philanthropist Yuuki Kadono with Matts Kulisek and Tyler Flanagan.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011


Japan has always treated me well, but this year took the cake. After a month of trains, planes, powder and a whole lot more sun than usual in Japan I can happily say it was an amazing trip!

I have put together this horrible mashup of clips to best explain how the month went down. Unfortunately there is a lack of footage from my time in Hokkaido, but the rest is history.

Warning: If you don't like watching amateurs pour their hearts out in Karaoke - don't hit play!

Enjoy desu!