|You'd never know it but there was a huge party here the night before.|
You undoubtedly saw the pics of adidas' new line, if not, I'm sure you can find them. Just not on this site. Interestingly enough, their biggest competitor was absent. Nike decided not to spend the time and money to show up. I have no idea why. This is a tactical error in my book. If you're Nike, why wouldn't you go toe-to-toe with Adidas as they roll out their first year's worth of snow gear? They've got the money. Bobby Meeks was there anyway. Oh and if you've always wanted a track suit-style one-piece snow suit, adidas will be producing that.
|Now that's a product I can get behind.|
|Deviation Snowboards, comin' straight outta Gresham, Oregon|
The other gear I got on included Capita's Totally FK'n Awesome, Never Summer's Cobra, Niche's Story and Slash by Gigi's Straight. Helmets and goggles got in the mix, too. No boots, no bindings. The conditions were pretty mediocre. Hard-ass groomers populated by hard-ass skiers. A couple stashes. Wind. I'll break them all down when I get back. Oh yeah, I'm in Japan!