This year Gentemstick celebrates two decades of soulful powder turns, which have seen the birth and rise of a snowboarding icon and the driving force behind a global snow-surfing revolution.

From humble beginnings and a team of three in a small shaping shack just outside Hirafu, the Gentem family has grown over the years with founder Taro Tamai (seated left) still at the forefront of design.

Now globally recognised with a cult-like following, Gentem continues to inspire board makers and board riders the world over in pursuit of the perfect turn.

Be sure to drop by the temple of snow surf at the Gentemstick Showroom and Gallery just outside Hirafu when you visit Niseko.

This article appeared in Powderlife 2019 / Vol 12 / Issue 52 


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