Kind of an incoming JET's question, but thought the people here might know more.
I am coming back to Japan after 10 years and am bringing all my snowboard gear (including boots/bindings) with me but am not sure about bringing the actual board. I learnt in Japan but looking back, the boards were *definitely* not wide enough, resulting in toe/heel drag = a nightmare (especially when learning). The thing is, my board is pretty much a 2nd hand cheap beginner board, so shipping to/from will easily cost more than the board.
So, the questions for the bigfoots out there are:
a) What's your experience (if any) of hiring boards wide enough for you?
b) Did you bring your own board?
c) Did you buy in Japan or buy OS and ship it to yourself? What was the cost like for either?
Cheers, big ears.