Sometimes all you need to light the fuse to a weekend of adventure is a little visual inspiration, or in this case, thanks to Deus Ex Machina’s chapter in Japan, the Tools for Powder. If you haven’t noticed, a ‘SnowSurf’ subculture has popped on the radar as of late, but it’s nothing new for the Japanese. The countries inhabitants have been experimenting with hand-shaped, zero edge snowboards for decades—and the ride is absolutely glorious.
Produced by Deus Japan Residence of Impermanence is a short film set to deliver the feeling of an easy carve, epic float, and cloud smooth glide that feels almost dreamlike. This footage takes you on a ride to experience the glory of a powder-infested day in Japan, only to leave you craving the hunt for something similar. So pack up the Land Cruiser and set the compass for frosty elevation.
Just a heads up, if you’re looking to cop a board like the Pike 2.0, you best be on a waitlist, and checking in often. These boards are limited editions created by Akuya “Tappy” Yoshikawa—Deus Japan’s resident shaper and long-time student of powder— and are considered coveted in the snow world. Stay up on all things Deus, Tools for Powder, and cross your fingers for the next release. In the meantime, hit play above to convince yourself to head to the nearest mountain, and check into Gear Grid to find some of the coolest Deus gear.