First, i just gotta say i love japan. The people and the culture there are amazing and very special. The snow, Well its just plain incredible. I call it the Snow Factory because every day at around 4pm when the lift closes it just starts Dumping snow, and snows all night with anywhere between 8-28 inches of Fresh in the morning. Then somehow it just lightly snows or clears up during the day so you can have the best day ever riding Pow. This year i was there in Hokkaido for a Dealer Event, then i hooked up with Ben Ferguson, Who was born the year the Custom Board from Burton came out at Retail in 96. Ben is a Pleasure to be with and was a great riding partner. Thank you to Jimmy and the Whole Burton Japan crew, they are top notch and Love snowboarding as much as I do.