Gentem Stick Snowboards
GentemStick Snowboards are a Japan style snowboarding company based in Niseko, Hokkaido. They focus on building high-quality snowboards with a focus on snowsurf shaped designs. Its all about the turns for these guys and when you watch a video like Sweetgras Signatures you can see what a high level of passion there is behind the philosophy and designs of the founder Taro Tamai. If you ever get out to Niskeo, be sure to stop in and see the Gentem Showroom to pick up a board for yourself. Be forewarned: the prices are steep with the cheapest board coming in at over ¥100,000 which means $1000+ dollar snowboards. Basically you never ride these boards into the parking lot after the end of the day. You might even want to pick up a custom snowboard cover, which is similar to a wetsuit that tightly wraps your Gentem Stick. They also make Gentem Noboards and Surfboards. This is a company with a lot of passion behind it and great designs for riding powder.