With most of the world blessed with as much snow as the Saharan desert this year, every rider did what you do when there's no snow anywhere; go to Japan. Apart from having beer from vending machines, snacks in supermarkets that were made in Pan's Labyrinthine and funny uniforms ; Japan is the powder reserve you need in a winter like the one we're having/had.

From the horses' mouth:

No snow in the Pacific Northwest leads to existential crises for riders Blair Habenicht, Matt Edgers, Temple Cummins and friends. Japow, Japanic – these last holdouts of the great 2015 powder migration finally gave up hope for home and flocked to Japan, one of the only places holding enough snow to dig deep into the recesses of the mind.

Let The Bird Fly. A motto embodied by a transient spirit, whose sideways sliding migrations, often rolled into motion on an empty gas tank in a limping VW van, inspired this project.

We flow as one.

Featuring Lib Tech ripper Blair Habenicht, GNU’s Matt Edgers and Temple Cummins, with additional riding from Kurt Jenson, Kei Nakanishi, and more!