SBJ ON SNOW FESTIVAL

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Date: 2005/2/25 (FRI) ・ 26 (SAT)
Towards the future of snowboarding
A trailer packed with dreams and hopes goes on.
That road will be the trajectory of the snowboarding world ...

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On February 2th and 25th, the event'TRACKS of SNOWBOARDING' sponsored by the SBJ Japan Snowboard Industry Promotion Association was held at Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort.
SBJ's main activity is the annual business trade show (exhibition), but there are other activities to revitalize the snowboard market, such as safety campaigns for safety awareness, surveys on snow resorts, and boot binding matching tests. I am doing.Our company also participates in activities as a member company, but for several years, the idea of ​​"I want to hold an event for users apart from the exhibition for business" has been on the agenda.

"I want to make it a festival on the snow that can be enjoyed from children to adults, not competitions and test rides," and "I want to leave something that will lead to the future of snowboarding," all the people concerned thought.

And this time, that feeling has finally become a reality.The contents of the event are mainly exhibition test rides of 39 brands from 72 companies, free lessons for kids, rail sessions by professional riders, free distribution of rice balls using pork soup and local rice "Tenku rice", and a large lottery for gifts. There are lots of contents such as meetings.

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The first Friday starts under a wonderfully clear sky.The temperature is high and it is cheerful, reminiscent of spring.
The sound system installed at the venue overflows with various songs used for snowboard films, which makes me feel excited. MC [Alee] goes around the booths of each company with a microphone in one hand and introduces the exhibiting brands with interviews.He also introduced us to our "Snow Bancho" booth.Each company has devised ways to attract customers, and there are booths that serve coffee and booths where you can get oshiruko (with mochi).
The temperature is getting higher and higher, and it's glaring.The snow is also rough like spring snow.A certain company is appealing, "Even with such snow quality, our board will run!"
The main test drive event is a system where you can get a gift lottery ticket every time you test drive.In other words, the more you test drive, the higher the probability of winning a gift.
Because it was a weekday, many local riders and swordsmen with a season pass rushed to this day.It seems that there are some Tsuwamono who have tried more than 10 of them.
Many kids gather for free trial lessons for kids.Boards, boots, bindings and helmets required for the lessons were rented free of charge from the sponsoring companies.
The instructors in charge of the lessons were dispatched from the JSBA (Japan Snowboarding Association) Education Headquarters, but they are all elite.Not only the little child who will bear the future of snowboarding, but also the trust of parents was strong.

Around the time when the exhibition test drive time was over and the night game lighting began to light up, a jam session by professional riders and top amateur riders started in the special section.
A slightly long straight rail, a double box, and a wall about 4m from the bottom were installed at the end.Each rider seems to be struggling with the straight rails that he has to enter in full ollie despite his short approach, but he is a professional.For some reason, it gradually matches.Among them, Homma "Ani" Katsunori is wearing a fashionable shirt and styles on the board slide. Yusuke Sugimoto of Rossignol completely pulls out from the 50/50 rail to the box. BUSHI-kun (Masahito Fujita) from PHANTOM IN THE DARK is also 270 out of the pretty stylish nose slide. Leo Takahashi of OPTION continues to stick to the FS board slide from the switch.It was Taisuke Shibayama of VIRUS SNOW from Hokkaido and Tat of NITRO (Takehito Nagumo) who seemed to be able to ride the whole thing.
Bancho Satoshi Shimada is wearing a sleeveless T-shirt while it rains lightly. NITRO's Woody (Takeharu Moriuchi) and others rendezvous and the snow falls into the box-wall.At the very end, approach with a switch from the slope above the predetermined start position.He tightened the box with a nose slide.
The big lottery after that was also a great success and the first day ended safely.

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▲ Bancho Satoshi Shimada's closing one!

The next day, the snow that began to fall in the middle of the night became heavy in the morning, and when we arrived at the venue, the slopes were in a sneak state.The temperature has dropped a lot and the merry like yesterday's early spring seems to be a lie.
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort seems to be open until April 4th, with only the central slope being parked from top to bottom.This snow is a heavy snowfall of grace for the spring business.

In the snow that piled up all day, the event proceeded without a hitch, and the curtain was closed with a big lottery like yesterday.

The fast track that will lead to the future of snowboarding seems to have been definitely carved.
TEXT: Mr.

 

<List of exhibiting brands>
@amp, ACT GEAR, ALLIAN, ARBN, BXB, BC-STREAM, BD, Black-zip, BLUEMORIS, BTM PROJECT, CAPITA, Columbia Sportwear, COSMIC SURF, DEELUXE, DEL4thTA, DELTA X-TREME, DOMINATOR, DRAKE, DYNASTAR, ELAN snowboards, ENDEAVOR, F2 SNOWBOARDS, FANATIC SNOWBOARDS, 5151 SNOWBOARDS FLOW, FLUX BINDINGS, 4cards, GIRO, gray snowboards, G-STYLE, HEAD snowboards, Hienryu, HOLMENKOL, INDUSTRY, INFINITY SNOWBOARDS Matsumoto Wax, MORROW SNOWBOARDS, MOSS SNOWBOARDS, Wave Master, NANOWAX, NEXAM Poleboard, NIDECKER, NITRO SNOWBOARDS, NORTHWAVE, OGASAKA, O'NEILL OP, OPTION SNOWBOARD, PALMER, PHANTOM IN THE DARK, QUIKSILVER , Roxy, SABRINA, SANTA CRUZ, SAPIENT, SHIMANO, SMITH, SNOWboard KLINIK, SNOWSCOOT (R), SP BINDING, TECHNINE, thirtytwo, TORQREX, UNITY, X-NIX, VIRUS SNOW, YONEX
(39 companies, 72 brands)
<Organizer>
SBJ Japan Snowboard Industry Promotion Association http://www.sbj.org/
<Cooperation>
Ishiuchi Maruyama Tourism Association / Ishiuchi Maruyama Cableway Association / JSBA Japan Snowboarding Association, etc.
Ishiuchi Maruyama Ski Resort http://www.ishiuchi.or.jp/
<Sponsor>
Kirin Beer / Quiksilver Japan Co., Ltd./Salomon & TaylorMade Co., Ltd./Desant Co., Ltd./Nike Japan Co., Ltd./Burton Snowboards / Phoenix Co., Ltd.
▼ It is a pattern of the exhibition booth of each company.Click the image below to enlarge it for viewing.

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Act gearactgear

 

 

ASICSasics

 

 

Advanced marketingadvance

 

 

Winklel Sportsf2

 

 

ASGasg

 

 

Ogasaka Ski Mfg. Co., Ltd.ogasaka

 

 

Carmate ESGcarmate

 

 

Custom producecustom

 

 

Kamei Sports

camei

 

Create Associatescreate

 

 

K2 Japank2

 

 

Gizetxyz

 

Shimanoshimano

 

 

Shrilo Tradingshriro

 

 

Snowboard clinicclinic

 

 

Swallow TradingSwallow

 

 

Nara Sportsnara

 

 

Banana clubbanana

 

 

Peepspayps

 

 

Fusionfusion

 

 

Blue Morrisblue moris

 

 

Maneuver linemaneuver line

 

 

Morrow Japanmorrow

 

 

Yonexyonex

 

 

Ride Japan(smiles

 

 

RealizeRealize

 

 

Ryusho SangyoRyusho

 

 

Lotuslotus

 

 

Group RossignolRossignol

 

 

Yamamoto Optical yamamoto
USP Japan usp
Pioneer Moss moss
Husco hasco
Kuei equipment kokonoe
ColumbiaColumbia

 

 

SMJ smj
Elan Japanelan

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