10/05/2012 | by Tom Copsey
Hot on the heels of their epic Boxes For Days season ender at Bear Mountain, the Lib Tech guys hit another home run of an event in Japan – the Holy Bowly. With guys like Jamie Lynn and Pat Moore flying in you have the inkling that it’s something special. And it is…
Bowl sessions are nothing new for snowboarders in Japan – they’ve been sculpting these epic transition-filled playgrounds for the over 10 years as the season winds down and, as we showed you when we posted a Japanese bowl session from last year (aka The Funnest Looking Snowboard Park Ever), they have it down to a fine art.
In Europe, too, shapers have been toying with skate-inspired snow setups – the infamous Wängl Tängl with its various RedBull End Sections and more recently the bowl feature at the Nike Chosen Sessions – but when Lib Tech decided they’d put on their own bowl session there was only one place they could do it.
Lib’s Event boss Krush Kulesza had been inspired by the Japanese scene, and hooked up with local shaping legends Hayato “Bubbles” Maruyama, Goro Komatsu and Shuji Kajiura to build a beast, call over some US rippers to ride with the local Dons and put on a session. As you’ll see, everyone was pretty hyped on the outcome with “The best snowboard event ever” a common statement.
This, indeed, looks SO much fun.