Whether you loved or disliked The Fourth Phase you could never dislike or deny the talents of the one and only Travis Rice. The man destroys anything in his path on a shred stick, and hosts accolades that make him the Gretzky of the snowboard world. In true T-Rice fashion he slays the top spot @ the Hakuba stop of the Freeride World Tour Qualifier. I never doubted Travis would return to competition snowboarding again after his personal projects considering he's won almost every contest in the game during his rise to the top. Stoked to see him on the tour and also for his fellow competitors who will be taking freeride snowboarding to a new level this season with a black horse in the gates.