Freeride World Tour 2018 - Japan Stop Gets Two Special Guests - Onboard Magazine

The latest snowboarding videos, news, photos and snowboarding products from Onboard Snowboarding.

Share

Events

Freeride World Tour 2018 – Japan Stop Gets Two Special Guests

Two legends get wildcard entries for the 2018 FWT

Now, we’ll start by saying: we love us some Freeride World Tour. For what seems like the billionth time we’ve said it, it’s the closest thing snowboarding has to a true world tour. Open qualification system, legitimately legendary destinations (Alaska, Chamonix, Verbier), riders signed on for the whole tour rather than the stops of their choosing, blah, blah, BLAH. In short – fuck yes FWT.

However, what it lacks are truly big names. It’s all well and good getting the usual crew together, but when the top tier of competitive freeriders don’t stack up to what the big dogs are doing on video, it can all seem a bit tame at times.

Last year that changed when Travis Rice came along and stole the show at a qualifying event last year with a BEAST of a run, the first ever held in Japan. Now, with the first stop of the actual tour being held in Japan, it was time to get some more legends on the scorecards.

Gigi Rüf. Tadashi Fuse. Mic. Drop. Signed on as wildcard entries on what was already going to be a pretty wild event, now the opening broadcast will feature live Gigi. The weather window is from the 20th to the 27th of January – see you there!

Share

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.

production