Through Shin Biyajima’s Eyes

During the summer months, Flow Snowboarding Team Athlete Shin Biyajima does a lot to keep fit by cross training for the winter season. We had a moment to catch up with Biyajima in Japan to see how his winter went and how his summer is coming along. Pretty much catching a glimpse of the world through Biyajima’s eyes.

What would you consider you home ski resort to be?

The Hakuba area here in Nagano, Japan. But I like to chase the snow.

What kind of music do you ride to on your ipod or phone?

I listen to my friend’s band, rap and DJ mixes from Japan. I am so wide open with my music selection. Bassnectar to Tommy Guerrero. Acoustic, country dubstep, D’n’B, house, hip hop, Japanese, reggae and even techno. Not too much trance, though…

Where was your favorite place to travel to… not related to snowboarding?

I have never traveled without snowboarding… Oh wait… Saipan and Vietnam. I also like the south part of Japan.

What type of cross training do you do over the summer months in order to remain in shape for the upcoming winter?

I love to do a lot of activities like bouldering, mountain biking and skateboarding. I am also on a soccer team called ‘God Hands.’ It is gathering of snowboarder friends. I do a lot of core training and stretching to help my body and protect myself from getting a sore back.

Soccer team of snowboarders? Nice… Did you catch any of the FIFA World Cup soccer matches this summer?

Japan did not do too well, but I was really cheering for Costa Rica. I liked their vibe and the way they played soccer.

What was your favorite memory from last winter season?

We had epic powder in Japan. Traveling around United States was such a good time…and of course, so was hanging with the Flow Snowboarding team in Colorado.

Where are you looking forward to riding next year?

Japan, Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole, Colorado and Washington, Canada, Alaska, Europe, South America… Anywhere it snows!

Describe your Apres Ski activities. What does Shin do to unwind after a day on the mountain?

Onsen… for sure. It is a natural hot spa. I go almost every time after riding when I’m in Japan. I like to chill and sometimes make Sushi. Checking footage from the day and well… CrackBook. Then I stretch, eat and then sleep. I sleep deep.

Do you have ideas or things you would want to try this winter?

I want to create a unique terrain park in the mountains. A little bit like Red Bull’s Ultra Natural, but more jibbing. Easier set ups for everyone and do some kind of riding party where we could all share the happiness of being in the snowy mountains… and I want to build a mountain lodge like Mike Basich has. An Area-241 in Japan.

Anything else you’d like to say to the Flow Snowboarding supporters?

We never know how long winter will be. Let’s go snowboarding before Mother Earth melts. Snow is AMAZING!

Shin Biyajima keeps up his fitness during the summer months. What are you doing this summer to cross train? Biking, hiking, skating, surfing, SUPing? Or better yet… are you still chasing the snow and snowboarding? Please share with us what you are doing over the summer by connecting with us at Flow Snowboarding via Social Media and hashtag #FlowSnowboarding.

Flow Snowboarding: Mike Basich 2013/2014 Winter Wrap Up!

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Mike Basich has been one incredibly busy person this year. Filming as a stunt double for a Hollywood movie, traveling to Europe and Alaska, and building his own house on wheels! We don’t know where the guy finds all of this time to do these things, but we’re stoked that he does and we get to enjoy watching his adventures. We caught up with Mikey B recently to learn more about his non-stop Winter season. Continue reading

Flow Snowboarding Rider Profile: Mike Basich

Flow Snowboarding Rider Profile Mike Basich
Mike Basich is as rugged as they come. He is a modern day mountain man. He can update his Instagram while in remote Alaskan Backcountry. All he needs is the bare essentials; his Flow Snowboarding gear, an avalanche kit, and a GoPro. While most of us are dreaming of these adventures, Mike Basich is living it.

BackCountry Exploration

Favorite thing about Backcountry

“Quiet, No tracks, and nobody telling you where to go!”

How has GoPro changed the way you share your snowboarding?

“GoPro has saved my back, I used to haul around a 40 lb backpack, now my pack doesn’t even know there is a camera in it. That’s for sure one of the best parts. Quality with it has been great too in such a small package. I ride with the camera more, I used to set up things a lot on a tripod.”

Snowboard Projects

What can we expect from Mike Basic This year and your Storm Chasers Project?

“For sure working more and more this year to chase the storms. I’ve been building a new rig on a trailer that I am excited to head to Alaska with this spring.”

What other things can we expect?

“Working on getting more creative with filming, been racing as well with what’s left of winter, such a late start. I’m excited to get some deep days in.”
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10 Words With Mike Basich

Backcountry – Please
GoPro – Get-R-Done
Alaska – Springing for Spring
Snowboarding – Sideways
Pow – Dreamy
Flow Snowboarding – Homies
Area 241 – quietrush
Yeti – Playin
Dog – Partner in Crime
Life – Loving it

Connect with Mike:
Twitter: @area241
Instagram: @mikebasich
Facebook: mikeybasich

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FLOW SNOWBOARDING SOCIAL MEDIA WATCH LIST: 5 Snowboarders to Watch in 2014

Social Media is an amazing phenomenon. We have access to our favorite athletes, companies, and famous personalities at the touch of a button. It is connecting people all over the world and sharing locations that most people would have never known existed. Snowboarders are the ideal people to follow on social media. They travel to amazing locations, meet incredible people, and do awesome things! Flow has compiled their list of 5 snowboarders to keep an eye out for in 2014.

Scotty Lago

Scotty Lago 5 snowboarders to follow on social media
Every cloud has a silver lining. Flow and the rest of the snowboarding world is bummed that we do not get to cheer on our favorite American at Sochi this year. However, everything happens for a reason and we believe that 2014 will be a great year for Scotty. Without the pressure of the Olympics, Scotty will now be able to travel and ride amazing backcountry locations. What does that mean for his social media followers? Amazing photos, videos, and content that we can spend hours watching, re-posting, and drooling over. Expect big things from Mr. Lago in 2014.

Connect with Scotty
Twitter: twitter.com/scottylago
Facebook: facebook.com/lago
Instagram: @scottylago

Tim Humphreys

Tim Humphreys 5 snowboarders to follow on social media
Tim is one of the most up to date snowboarders in the world. With GoPro being one of his sponsors, Tim constantly has a camera on him at all time. He loves editing and posting clips from his sessions and we, as social media followers, get to reap the benefits. Tim’s light-hearted approach to snowboarding and life is a breath of fresh air for social media followers. Tim is also very engaging with his followers on social media. Ask him a question, he’ll respond.

Connect with Tim
Twitter: twitter.com/timjumphreys
Facebook: facebook.com/prohero
Instagram: @timhumphreys

Sarka Pancochova

Sarka Pancochova 5 snowboarders to follow on social media
Sarka is currently in Sochi and when she is not competing, she is riding Russia’s pristine backcountry. Sarka is a very relaxed and happy girl, but when she puts on a contest jersey it is all business. Sarka is definitely a snowboarder to watch in 2014. Follow Sarka to see how she is doing in Sochi and with her travels in general.

-Check out Sarka’s Flow Rider Profile HERE

Connect with Sarka
Twitter: twitter.com/sarkasnow
Facebook: facebook.com/sarkapancochova
Instagram: @sarkasnow

Mike Basich

Mike Basich 5 snowboarders to follow on social media
The term “Off the Grid” doesn’t even begin to describe Mike. This guy is as rugged as they come. He lives and breathes backcountry adventure and has traveled to the most remote places in the world. Mike doesn’t need much to survive. Give him a Flow setup, some food, and a GoPro and he delivers social media gold. Mike’s latest venture is his “Stoked Storm Ready” project where he built a house on a flatbed trailer. He is currently traveling all over North America chasing storms and snow. Mike is definitely worth following on social media.

Connect with Mike
Facebook: facebook.com/mikeybasich
Twitter: twitter.com/area241
Instagram: @mikebasich

Drayden Gardner

Drayden Gardner 5 snowboarders to follow on social media
Drayden is an up and comer in the Snowboarding world. At just 14 years old, he is already making a name for himself. This young world traveler found himself on the podium in both slope style and pipe this year at the Burton European Open. Drayden is constantly documenting his travels on social media and is definitely worth following.

-Check out Drayden’s Flow Rider Profile HERE

Connect with Drayden
Facebook: facebook.com/drayden
Instagram: @draydengardner

 

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FLOW SNOWBOARDING PRESENTS “THE CHAIRLIFT CHRONICLES”…

Deep in the Sierra Mountains, Flow Snowboardings Mike Basich built his own House, a Tow-rope to the house and now a Chairlift that goes 1200 feet/370 meters up his own personal mountain. Join us this season at Area-241 as we show you what it’s like to own 40 acres, snowmobiles, a house and a chairlift in the middle of no where, for Flow’s “Chairlift Chronicles”
Enjoy,

FLOW

CHAIRLIFT CHRONICLES TRAILER from FLOW SNOWBOARDING on Vimeo.