DOB: October 14 1999
Home: Sapporo Hokkaido JPN
Supported by: SALOMON, Murasaki Sports, giro, chibakings, SIDAS
Kaito Hamada who is selected for the Japanese slopestyle national team is still 18 years old.
He has been in the team since 15 years old and competing all over the seas since then.
You can see his result here from "World Snowboarding.org".
He came to whistler to train in April 2017 and stayed for a month.
Here you can check his skill and style from the video below.
Name: Yuri Okubo （大久保勇利）
DOB: July 27th 2000
Home Town: Sapporo Hokkaido JPN
Supported by: ROME SDS, Murasaki Sports
Yuri started snowboarding when he was 9 yrs old.
He has placed 2nd at Big Air event at Monchengladbach in December 2017.
He is currently making good result in Big Air event than Slopestyle but what he like is Jibbing.
Since Japanese national team don't have budget each athletes from the team need to pay all travel cost by them self to compete any national events.
Due to the reason Yuri is trying to gather more support by having his crowd funding page.
Japanese national ski association haven't released the final decision yet but he recently qualified for Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic games and waiting for last announcement.
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WHAGWAAN is a team formed by Shuki Okuno and Keizo Sakai in 2016 in Whistler Canada.
They came over to Whistler in 2014 to improve their style of snowboarding.
While staying in Whistler for 2 years they were inspired by riders riding in Whistler & Blackcomb park, and they pushed each other while on and off the hill.
They were just at intermediate level when they came over to Whistler but those environment push their skill up so much as you see in the video below.
Ryoki Ogawa from Ninja country is killing street rails in Dirty Pimp's special edit.
He is the one of the best and stylish rider in Japan.
His skill is refined in Whistler Canada when he was 15 to 19 yrs old.
When he came over to Whistler he was just 15 years old but was already showing strong talent on jibbing.
But he is actually good at spinning too as he could spin a double cork in 2011.
Personally I want him to go US and show his style in something like Sunday in the park.
But he wants to stay in Ninja country and search for and film with more challenging street items so that he can show his Japan all over the world.
He is featured in my tutorial video and showing some spins and simple jibbing skills with steeze!