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Powerhouse Group of Boarders Star in ‘Hillside Project Series,’ Hokkaido

'Controlling speeds with rhythmical carving turns' — in other words, not braking — was one rider's approach to this crazy Hokkaido terrain. See how the team's riding fared in this film by Salomon TV.

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A powerhouse quad of international athletes — Austrian pro Wolfgang “Wolle” Nyvelt, Japanese crusher Takaharu Nakai, Québécois freerider Louif Paradis, and up-and-coming American Luke Lund — join to take on fresh powder in Japan.

But not just any snow — top-notch Hokkaido pow.

Nyvelt’s Hillside Project Series since its inception has always been about much more than just some cool riding footage, and this one is no exception. It’s about speed, control, rhythm, focus, and the utter beauty of aligning the person, board, and landscape as one. It’s also not just about the veteran pros, but new and different riders joining together.

Need some expert-riding, deep-pow inspo? Look no further.

Runtime: 16 minutes

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