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OJ Gear Guide – Cool Stuff for Winter GET PSYCHED!

NEW RELEASE
Teton Gravity Research presents LOST AND FOUND

The new DVD from Teton tells the story of the 2007 season as seen through the eyes of world-class skiers and snowboarders such as Jeremy Jones, Seth Cattabriga-Alosa, Jeremy Nobis, Victoria Jealouse, Micah Black, Chris Collins and others taking snow riding to the next level in uncharted snow country in North America.

Preview this extraordinary file on their Website. Available in Japan now at Club Marine, SOS Sportswear, Bottom Line and other outdoor shops or e-mail j-sales@tetonjapan.com to get your TGR fix.

Price: ¥4,095
Web: www.tetongravity.com 

NEW RELEASE
One Films Presents UE_snowboarder

Filmmaker and regular OJ photographer Neil Hartmann presents his new One Films DVD dedicated entirely to Japan powder. If you choose one film to get you stoked about riding powder in Japan, this is it.

Featured Riders: Yoshinari Uemura, Masa Takeuchi and Takamasa Imai. Available in Japan at Tower Records, HMV or your local snowboard shop.

Price: ¥4,095
Teaser: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UARnnBe0-c
Web: www.neilhartmann.com

SLIDE WITH PRIDE
magical go-go Soy Stick


Think of all that wax flying off people’s boards and skis as they fly down the mountain all winter. Thankfully our friends at magical go-go have come out with the Soy Stick, an eco-wax made from their own natural soy formula, which means less impact on the mountain than ordinary petroleum and paraffin-based waxes.

The directions are simple: 1) Rub the wax all over your board. 2) Strap on the board and get psyched. 3) Blast fast past your pals. 4) Repeat if necessary. Available in Japan at Murasaki Sports, Bottom Line, SOS, Hood, Ronin and Liberty shops.

Price: ¥1,700
Web: www.magical-gogo.com

SHRED SAFE
Flexmeter Gloves

These hi-tech gloves were designed by physicians and engineers specifically for wrist protection for snowboarders. New for the 2007-2008 season is their Shorty Glove.

Price: ¥15,000
Web: www.flexmeterjapan.com

COOL TREADS
TEVA KEAGAN
テバ キーガン

Wondering where all those PET bottles go after you quench your thirst? How about on your feet? TEVA has found a cool way to put them to use inside their “eo-shoes” made with recycled plastic bottles. Throw on a pair after you get out of your ski boots; your feet and the environment will thank you.

Price: ¥13,650
Web: www.goldwin.co.jp

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