#45 July/Aug 2007

RIDER: Joel Westcot
LOCATION: Hokkaido, Japan

Joel Westcot scores his second cover shot, dropping pillows in Japan. “Essence” features Gigi Ruff and Will Jackways. There are two “Trick Tips”, a frontside 900 with Mitch Brown in the pipe, and a freeriding half Cab with Tim Jackways. “What’s That Then” looks at modern trick names. Chris Garside recounts a head injury in “We Will Ride Tomorrow”, and Robett Hollis brings us some “Ran-dumb Facts”. The best and worst of travel is discussed in “Hynesight”, followed by the Anthony Leffelaar Interview. “Gallery” shots include Will Jackways, Robett Hollis, Frank Wells, Louis Purucker, Tim Jackways, Stef Zeestraten, Nick Johnson, Tom Willmott, Quentin Robbins, and Crosby Webb. The main travel feature explores Stevens Pass in Washington by Neville Lapwood, Furano in Japan by Joel Westcot, Gulmarg in Kashmir by Jeremy Payze, and Andorra by Chris Garside. There are a myriad of single page articles, “Inside Japan” by Nick Hyne, “Conditions” by Joel Westcot, “Appetite for Instruction” by Karl Dunham, “Taking the Good with the Bad” by Crosby Webb, and “Scope It” by Dylan Butt. Rob Mitchell and Callie Conaghan close it out with “Fast Forward”.

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