K2 Snowboarding Japan: Team Edit 2021

The K2 Snowboarding Japan Team Edit drops every year right when the first snow is dusting the mountaintops here in Japan. There’s always a good amount of ‘local knowledge’ lines, from the streets to  face-shot-full tree runs and big open backcountry lines. If you’re missing your fill of riding in Japan, this is some relatable-but-rad local stoke from around Japan for you… 

Keep an eye out for Masakazu Sato’s ‘dam good’ street spots, and backcountry guide Yu Takeo’s Hakuba lines, and Ryuji Takai on the K2 Excavator, drawing a big smooth line on Yakedake at 10:11 – an active volcano in his native Gifu prefecture!  

It’s always good to check out the new boards out in the wild too. We have the K2 Excavator that was a team favorite of Ryuji Takai and Takaoki ‘Hassy’ Hashimoto among others lined up for reviews coming soon, so if you have any questions on those, hit us up on over on @japangrabs – we’re always down to nerd out on new boards! 

K2 20201 Team Edit Featured riders:
@yo_amagai @gradai @daisuke._.murakami @kta898 @bambootail_backcountry @takaokihashimoto @ryujitakai @8atsymk8 @shimpei_asaga @masaki_mitsuhisa @toshitaka_nakamura @masato_morikawa @masakazusat0 @jinichiro128 @sachitanaka @ryo_ryo_k @yukie_ueda @akmorisnow @hazuki.kitamura