In Episode II of Shark Tales & Maas Attacks Flow Snowboarding Global Professional Sarka Pancochova and fellow pro snowboarder Cheryl Maas head across to Asia to hit the legendary powder tree lines in Japan. This new web series covers Pancochova & Maas' travels over the winter as they hop country to country for snowboarding competitions and searching the world's best mountains for an epic ride.
Pancochova is one of today’s most well rounded women’s snowboarders. Coming from the Czech Republic, she has made quite a name for herself. From her 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympic showings to her backcountry adventures, Pancochova has proven that she can hang with the best of them. Pancochova spends most of her time in Breckenridge Colorado when she is not on the road competing or filming.
Her good friend Mass is a world champion, Olympian, veteran pro snowboarder, family woman (wife and mother of two), and also an aspiring stunt lady.
"Japan has the best and deepest powder I have ever ridden," explained Pancochova. "And people are so nice!"
Pancochova and Maas took a two week trip out to Japan to ride a few resorts like Kiroro Resort & Rusutsu Ski Resort, as well as spending some time in the city of Tokyo.
"We hangout with my buddy Burns that helped us with some spots. But most of the time it was just me and Cheryl, the camera crew and our photographer Vernon."
While riding out in Japan, Pancochova was testing the new Bella snowboard, outfitted with her Minx bindings and Lunar Hybrid boots.
"I love the new Bella board. It's my new favorite. Has bit of a camber and it rides amazing. I like the base on the Minx Hybrid. It allows me to tweak even harder. The Lunar Hybrid BOA boots are hands down the most comfortable boots I have ever had."
Of course, what's a trip to Japan without htting the Karaoke bars in Tokyo.
"I like the 80’s songs," exlains Pancochova. "Those are the best and everyone can sing along. Karaoke was one of my favorite things in Japan. Such fun activity."
When asked who was a better singer on the mic, her or Maas, Pancochova had a strong statement.
"Cheryl can’t sing for shit. Hahaha... so it would be me. Haha..."
Maas & Pancochova linked up with Single Cask Productions to create this very unique glimpse into life as a professional snowboarder. This is life on the road with Maas and Pancochova. Enjoy Episode 2 of Shark Tales and Maas Attacks as they visit Hokkaido, Japan.