15/02/2007 | by Pasi Salminen
After three days of resting I couldn’t take it any longer.
I went to the sportshop to get me a knee support thing and borrowed some painkillers from Anssi. Then we took off into the Japanese woods. I never thought we would find a kicker spot on this trip but DeeLuxe rider Teppei took us to a perfect spot where the guys constructed a beautiful takeoff. This was however too much for my knee so I held the film camera and prepared some smaller jibs for the following day. The kicker session was crazy! Wait to see the sequences!
The next day we went back to the same spot where I took Peter to shoot the spots I prepared. Finally I got some shots out of this trip as well. The boys tried another kicker that didn’t work out as they thought.
The snow is amazing over here! On some places it’s actually way too much. Hiking some parts is terrible when the snow goes far over your bellybutton…
Yesterday we went to a resort on a big mountain 3 hours drive from Sapporo. The resort is kind of flat so here I actually felt that the riding would have been better if there was less snow. Anyway, I’m definitely not complaining! In the lift line I also happen to meet Kaj Zackrisson and Sverre Liliequist, proffesional free skiers from sweden. They were enjoying the japanese powder as much as we did and were also there to promote their brand Kask whose hats you can also find on my head.
Today I took a day off to rest my knee while the guys went in to town to find rails and stuff. Comicly, they actually just came through the door to get their passports. Apparently the police had joined them to the hotel in order to check them up to see if they were clean or some kind of gangsters. ha ha.. Kalle sure looks like one! If they don’t come back in 20 minutes I assume that they didn’t convince the cops and will then probably spend the night in custidy. ha ha…
More on that later.
Hope you guys are having a great time! I guess it could be even greater if you would pay attention to my music tips!
Music tip: Opeth – Deliverance (Micke Åkerfeldt has a great voice and makes wierd but epic metal!)