Chris Larsen's first time in Japan, celebrating that Dinosty
Words: Krush Kulesza
Photos & Captions: Mike Yoshida
Mervin Mfg’s Boxes for Days made it’s ceremonial international debut last week at Sanosaka Resort in Hakuba, Japan. Riders from all over came out to try and best the 100’+ box and hang on a sunny day with Think Thank pros Jesse Burtner, Sean Genovese, Austin Hironaka, Ted Borland and Chirs Larson. Bananas we eaten and smashed into the snow…thousands of photos were taken…a snow-biker might have broken some ribs…Coal beanies were given out…records were spun…and three people cleared Level 10 while snow monkeys watched from a distance…it was awesome. The afterparty at UFO Stadium was equally fun as drink tickets magically appeared, Ride TM Matt Sickels put on a small break dance exhibition and one stoked kid walked home with a new Gnu snowboard.
HUGE thanks to Snowboard Connection’s Kenji Kato, Garage 902’s Kenken and Jimmy Concrete for going over and above to make this event happen. Video from Think Thank coming soon!
Krushu was stoked to spend several days digging out boxes all over Hakuba, for the event.
Yusaku was our friendly MC for the contest. I couldn't understand anything he said, but he is pretty all time!
Snow monkeys were seen coming out of the woods for the bananas Krush got.
More monkey bait...
Krushu and the general manager of Sanusaka resort, which hosted Boxes for days
Classic Japanese style.... super brunted
Barutaner warming up with a nose grabu tail scrapu
Here is our winner, which we were calling the queen, after she boardslidu her way to the end
First ever snowbiker at a Boxes event!
Japanese ODB, and crew
The queen celebrating her win
Ted Borland came out to the event, and was doing some buttery 5-0su
Sean Genobesu was driving around in the world's smallest van
Japanese Harrison Gordon in the house!
Krushu, Jesse san, and Pika power
Chris Larsen trying out that balancing act
Japanese Harrison, getting backed up by Japanese Sexton
125 feet of box sliding balancing power, right here
Genobesu hangin' with all of Ashbury japan
Ken Ken enjoying his newly acquired Yosh stickers!
The queen receiving her well deserved prizes
Snow biker on course!
Japanese Danny Larsen showed up to shred
Even the most rivaling of photographers happily repped the Yosh sticker
Boxes for days Japan, was a total success! Look at the turnout!
Jesse san has many fans in Japan
Mandatory group shots go down in Japan
Kenji, Krushu, and the GM of Sanusaku