What happens when you've been pro for nearly two decades?
According to Japanese freerider Takafumi Konishi, snowboarding becomes a balancing act with risk management and personal improvement on either side of the scale.
Heart Films and Columbia Snow Wear collaborate on this profile of the 20-year veteran who splits his time between filming in Whistler and riding in Japan. Konishi explains that riding big lines isn't all fun and games--rather, his job is dangerous and scary. He discusses what he call the "Catch 22" of pushing himself to progress while weighing risk.