What’s worse than being left behind by your buddies as they head over for a trip to Japan? Being stranded in the mountains in torrential, snow clearing rain or having them rip it out of you for staying put in an edit sure to be viewed by thousands?
Chest deep snow, plenty of awesome hits and pillow heavy avalanche barriers for days.
Not sure which? For poor Devun Walsh, it’s both.
Benji Ritchie, Eero Niemela, Ryan Tiene and Iikka Backstrom headed out to Japan for what looks like trip of a lifetime, even for guys with as many seasons under their belts as these. Chest deep snow, plenty of awesome hits and pillow heavy avalanche barriers for days. Literally. From 4.50 onwards there’s a powder party going on, just a mere fence hop away from a main road too. That’s how rad Japan is.
Ryan Tiene stands out here – that handplant on the underside of a branch can’t actually be possible – going absolutely huge on almost every hit and nailing the shit out of the ending pillow line.
But best shot for us? Iikka’s backside butter at 1.28. Dreamy doesn’t even start to cut it…