GoPro: The Fourth Phase with Travis Rice – Ep. 3 JAPAN: Peaks, Pillows & Pow


So I’m just gonna get up early and
go for it.>>Breaking the law.>>Maybe, we didn’t see any signs posted.>>There were no signs that said,
don’t snowboard, right?>>Dude,
if God didn’t want us to snowboard there, he wouldn’t have put them pillows there.>>True.>>Woo-hoo-hoo! The snow feels good in here. Do you see it?>>No.>>Where is it?>>Shiggy.>>Sick.>>We made it, doggy.>>Amen.>>Look at it.>>Dude,
it looks kinda fucked up from my angle. I think I just go full faith. It’s the only thing I can do.>>Travis, it’s your call.>>All right, three, two, one, drop.>>Fuck!>>Holding here, waiting for Lando.>>I got a little Buck Rogered off,
but it was pretty cool.>>Five, four, three, two, one, have fun.>>Aah!>>Aah!>>Aah!>>G, you let us know when
the Grand Cabin, she’s doing pick-up here.>>Yeah, we’re ready for
Grand Cabin pick-up.>>Yeah, Travis,
I’d say within the minute, so you guys can work your
way toward the edge now.>>Workers are watching.>>Okay, let’s go. Woo!>>Where he wants to go with his
snowboarding is just kind of bonkers. I don’t know how else to describe it but
sheer persistence.>>Dropping in five,
four, three, two, one. Travis dropping.>>The Japanese Alps, they have
everything for any snowboarder’s dream. There’s such a unique piece of topography. It’s like nowhere else on Earth.>>When it’s just calm,
That’s when I feel the most alive.>>What’s up?>>What’s going on?>>It’s nuking out. We’re going up,
we’ve been waiting for 40 minutes. Now we’re going.>>All right, hold on, guys. Nobody drop. Well, fell into a glide crack right here. So you can see she’s pretty deep. The thing with Japan,
there’s a lot of heat. Glide cracks are kinda all over the place.>>Travis, whats going on?>>I fell in a glide crack. I’m just climbing out.>>You all good, Trav,
or do you need a hand?>>I’m good.>>Aah!>>I’m camera one, camera two.>>Camera two!>>Camera one!
>>Camera one!>>Camera two!>>Camera one!>>No, bring it back to two!>>Camera one!>>Okay, one, one!>>One!>>No, two, aah!>>God, God. I thought you were going left.>>So did I.>>You’re dead.>>Aah!>>Sorry, bro.>>No, dude.>>You okay?>>I fell in the same spot.>>All right. And the best part? When people aren’t in your dojo, you can
ride all the way to the parking lot.>>It’s really special to be able to find
a place that lets me be in that most creative state. It’s been a way for me to key into
my favorite parts of snowboarding.>>Put on a suit.>>The Japanese Alps are some
of the most majestic, beautiful mountains in the world. Yet I think they can be
some of the most dangerous. Beautiful Japanese morning. Dealing with weather every day. This is our fourth time trying to climb. And finally, we’re peeking out in the sun. Hey, Lando! Dude, how’s that fucking line?>>It’s gonna be badass.>>So fucking sick.>>All right, I’ll give it to you.>>Hey, how’s it going up there?>>Good, you ready?>>I’m gonna strap in.>>Okay.>>All right, boys, ten seconds! Woo, powder!>>Woo! Yoo-hoo!>>Pretty sneaky little run. Dude, it is spring time, butterfly. Butterfly at 7,000 feet. God, creatures are so awesome. What the hell’s a butterfly doing up here? So awesome.

Antonio Breitenberg

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