What kind of boots did you get? Your wakkie technique will come back in Japan :).
Ha, seems like i can't translate my Waki technique to powder. Have 2 new pairs of boots. Both have good and bad qualities. I got a new pair of Scapa Gea and also Atomic Hawk ultra. Love the Atomics at the resort and they feel pretty comfortable uphill. Skied them today in powder and i'm not sure.