Vector Glide only makes the best. Whether its skis, teles or boards this emerging boutique Japanese brand’s gear is all hand made in Niigata from only the finest of materials. Like the Burton Fish but with more street cred, The Genius is a 160cm fish shaped board perfect for Niseko’s powder-packed stashes. The narrow pin-tail really bites in the powder ensuring the nose stays up in the deep stuff without you having to put your back leg through the wringer. It’s not just a one trick pony though as the tail will still allow you to ollie, and despite the long piece of timber in front of your front leg it won’t chatter on the groomers. ¥137,000 on order only, from Toyru –near the Hirafu gondola.