According to Burton Japan's General Manager we are "the best rental service in Japan". That's a reputation we don't plan on losing and didn't come overnight.
Our gear is waxed after each return and maintained in primo condition.
A 'Snowboard Set' refers to a board, standard boots and standard bindings. Our 'Snowboard only' prices include Standard bindings, and as with the sets, you have the option to upgrade to a premium binding.
Combined with Burtons superior fitting boots and built to match bindings our junior series of rental snowboards is the preferred choice of most ski school instructors in the valley.
Cambered edges to inhibit flaceflipping, softer flex and lightweight construction translate to more time standing and less energy exherted on getting back up onto your feet. The result is faster dvelopment and most importantly more fun.
** Please note that Junior sizes are up to a 23cm size boot (U.S. Size 5) **
Our STANDARD boards in the rental fleet are called CRUZERS. All Standard or Cruzer kits come with genuine burton bindings and boots.
We have a special range of wider boardsfor the particularly big footed and for the really large sizes ( US 14-15 )* and in these sizes we provide riser plates to prevent toe and heel drag when turning.
*Please note it is recommended to book these sizes early.
A beginner only has so much energy in a day, we want to put you on equipment that has you more time standing, less time edge flipping and climbing back to your feet.
This is perhaps why the best snowboard instructors in the valley recommend our product.
More standup time = quicker Progression (& it makes the instructors look good at their gig )
"More development has occurred in beginner entry boards in the last 10 years than any other products in snowboarding"......Jake Burton
Burton have developed (LTR) or the 'Learn to Ride' range.
- LTR boards feature bevelled edges and convex bases to inhibit edge-catching
- lower cambers and softer flexes for easy turning in tight spaces (Cat Tracks)
All with the intention to speed up your progression enabling fun from the beginning - no apprenticeship.
"I have been snowboarding in the valley for 17+ full seasons. Prior to our establish ment many a time I have taken Hakuba visitors into rental outlets. The mere mention of the word 'beginner' was perceived as an opportunity to rent out some random no-brand ex-Japan bubble snowboard equipment (20 years ago) because "it's not as if beginners are going to know." I also see this pattern a lot with packaged holidays where the ski set is part of an all inclusive package" This cattle truck customer focus mentality represented a wonderful longterm opportunity to the genuine player and thus we`re here for the long-haul...... The Boarding Co-General Manager
With equipment technically advancing every season and excess baggage costs on discount airfares one cannot help but think of the advantages of having the latest and greatest snowboard models here tuned up and waiting for you.
We have a selection of Burton, Prior, Amplid, and Venture signiture snowboards to accommodate jibbers through to backcountry powder fiends.
We have 2 types of directional boards.
Directional shape and rocker.
Twin Tip Shape and Directional Rocker
Add to cart: Signature
We also have a ride to buy program for those who still insist on their own gear but would like to try something before buying.
Our twin tip range of snowboards are predominantly camber boards , "the great alrounder" these boards have the widest applications for anything from jibbing to riding pow. Developed before the V-Rocker series they are still the recommended choice for edge control, icepack and carving groomers over their more recently developed Hybrid the V-Rocker twin.The Custom Flying V is definitely an all mountain snowboard but the loose/jibby feel on the mountain is the polar opposite of it's camber version.This style of board can help take an intermediate rider who wants to get to the next level. The ride is really fun but it has one issue and that is edge hold. This is an ideal board for inbound technical style riders who want to take their jibbing to the next level.
Among the quiver of boards we have in this category are
Touch base with us as mid-season we are always updating our stock bases.These boards are provided inclusive with premium bindings, freshly tuned edges and a new hotwax.Add to cart: V-Rocker / Twin
All of our split board rental kits include Viole skins, Sparke R&D Blaze bindings and Crampons. We have a selection of the Prior (Backcountry, Kyber, Spearhead, Fisslie)and Venture (Storm) splitboards available.
All splitboard rental bookings come inclusive with a spare parts/tool kit comprised of buckles,straps,screws and a Burton Bullet tool. We assign one of these kits per group or single booking.
Burton Lace Ups -Size 12A - US 15(Standard Boots are included with all board sets) Add to cart: Standard
Burton Progression - The world leader in Quality rental systems. Screw Driver Free adjustments
Burton Boards,Bindings and boots comprise the perfect fit. Our bindings are adjustable without the use of a driver or any tools.