Salomon is Big in Japan

Or they will be, thanks to this latest announcement. Takaharu Nakai is the latest member of the team. Here’s the full release and video.


PORTLAND, OR.  (Oct. 2, 2009) — Takaharu Nakai brings his big technical riding to the already stacked Pro team at Salomon Snowboards including Wolfgang Nyvelt, David Benedek, Louif Paradis, Annie Boulanger, Josh Dirksen, Jenny Jones, Sylvain Bourbousson and Scotty Arnold.

“Takaharu’s ill.  I heard he filmed his part in the Alterna movie in just more than a month.  I’ve seen it and it’s heavy.  He’s on some next level shit and it won’t be long for the world to see that.  He is a loose individual and I’m so psyched to have him on the team.   Welcome Takaharu,” said Global Team Manager Java Fernandez.

See for yourself here:

Takaharu Nakai grew up riding the legendary powder of Hokkaido, Japan and first gained international notice at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.  He currently rides the varied terrain of Whistler Blackcomb where he combines technical precision with big lofty airs all over the mountain.

“I decided to join the team after really enthusiastic talks with Rio Tahara, Bonfire and Salomon’s Sports Marketing Manager in Japan.  He helped me see a bright future with both the brands.  I look forward to riding and hanging out with the international team and the team in Japan. It’s an awesome crew,” said Takaharu.

His departure from Burton and Analog was based on his decision to ride for Salomon Snowboards and Bonfire Outerwear.

Salomon Snowboards makes snowboard equipment for snowboarding in the backcountry, front country, flat country, city, and other snowy parts of the world.

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