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Dirksen is here! Notice how he just checked in his board in the plane. No board bag is the way to go.

Photos & Captions: Oli Gagnon

SNOWBOARDER senior photographer Oli Gagnon is back with another Dispatch from the North Island. It looks like Josh Dirksen joined the Salomon crew for a little Japow. Stay tuned for more Dispatches from this Canadian camera man.

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Wolle and his ASMO board. That thing has seen a lot of action in the last few weeks.

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This is Nobu and Atsushi, OG riders and shapers of the Yuki-Ita. Amazing wooden pow surfers board. Check out Atsushi's blog here: http://make-ykiita.jugem.jp/?eid=148

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They have husky dogs pulling sleds here in Hokaido

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Harrison testing the new Ashbury HD lenses.

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Josh getting stoked with all that neige.

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And sending this indy off that pillow.

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We ran into Mike Yoshida on the hill, you can tell he knows what up cause he's got that double goggle stee going.

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I was hiking up in the middle of nowhere when I ran into this fisheye mirrror.

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This is MT Yotei near Niseko.

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Atsushi posing here with the 3rd board he ever shaped. A true piece of art.

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Harrison found a new passion.

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Here are my options for dinner. I randomly picked something.

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And this is what i got. Harsh zeach.

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Taka Nakai and Rio Tahara. Big in Japan.