Name: Leila (Reira) Iwabuchi

Age: 16

Hometown: Ichinoseki, Japan.

Home mountain: Nekoma, Getto (rad powder riding!)

Started riding: At age 4 with my dad.

First competition: Elementary school 1st grade, raced some gates.

Training: I usually work on new jump tricks at Tohoku Quest before taking them to snow.

Favourite Trick: Frontside 540 underflip.

Best places to ride: Happo One (Nagano), Tsugaike Kogen (Nagano), Getto (Iwate)

Why I snowboard: Freeriding is fun, and I really like riding park. I guess I just love snowboarding.