Fakie Big Spin the Movie comes out swinging with back to back jabs, hooks, and crosses leaving everyone’s lights out with a final jaw crunching uppercut. Leave it to Think Thank’s Sean Lucey to put the dancing cinematographic cuts, fades, and sound track to good use.
I assume we all can agree that snowboarders making a skate edit will be far more entertaining than skateboarders making a snowboard edit. With that being said, does that mean snowboards are the better than skaters because they are the master of their craft and are above average skaters? You decide.
Featuring: Austen Sweetin, Brandon Reis, Chris Beresford, Justin “Chip” Keniston, Danimals, Cale Zima, Brandon Cocard, Dave Marx, Derrek Lever, Jake Kuzyk, Brandon Hammid, Desiree Melancon, Jesse Burtner, Kevin Hanson, Jacob Krugmire, Mark Wilson, Max Warbington, Ted Borland, Mike Ravelson, Tanner McCarty, and more.
Here’s a little taste of Brian Skorupski’s (aka Dr. B) season in the Yawgoon Valley and in Rhode Island & New England’s streets. Dr. B’s riding is fluid and this edit goes to show that a few clips with enough style is all that really matters.
Film: Brendan Gouin, Marcus Rand, Mike Page, Jeff Heit Edit: Marcus Rand Song: Sly and the Family Stone- “Life”
“Snowboarders in Exile” (1990) changed the course of snowboarding for the better. It was the inspiration for moving away from ski-based styles like slalom racing and helped infuse a more freeform skate mentality into snowboarding. Upon the release of “Exile”, FLF created the concept of the snowboard video pro and changed the careers of its stars almost instantly. In the following years, FLF went on to release a few of the best videos ever made and launched the video production careers of legends like Dave Seoane, Standard Films, and Mack Dawg Productions.
A true story about five of the world’s most radical snowboarders. Too extreme for conventional minds; Damian Sanders, Steve Graham, Dave Seone, Chris Roach and Jean Higgins travel the globe in search of vertical. Fifty-foot cliff drops, chin-deep powder; SNOWBOARDERS IN EXILE pushes all the boundaries. Check out extreme international attitude from: Chamonix, France; Rusutsu Kogen, Japan and Blackomb, British Columbia. Venture to sick local spots like Squaw Valley, CA; Donner Summit, CA; Mt. Hood, OR; and Jackson Hole, WY.
Harald Philipp’s 2014 first decents of the Via Ferrata Benini (steel cable route), Vidi, and Sentiero Orsi trails in the Brenta Dolomite mountain range in Italy’s northeastern province of Trentino on a mountain bike is absolutely incredible. Constantly overcoming fear and pushing forward while death lingers around every corner is something that very few people will pursue. Harald did and it’s great to see the footage.
Harald Philipp was born and raised by a mountaineering family and by the time he was 8 years old his heart was racing to be in the mountains. Harald moved out of competitive cycling (CC-Racing, Freeride, and Downhill) into a new genre that he created called Bike-Mountaineering. Bike-Mountaineering is hiking up a mountain and riding the bike down; which sounds simple enough unless it’s done in the Brenta Dolomite range.
Film: Harald Philipp
Drone: Christoph Thoresen
Music: Luke Atencio – Barracuda
Crossing the threshold between freesking and nordic skiing is a handful of Norwigian winter sport enthusiasts. With what looks to be one of the best Freestyle Cross Country Skiing edits around these lads do more than tricks at Tryvann’s Vinterpark in Oslo, Norway; they break down barriers on what’s possible on nordic skis. When will the first nordic ski race be finished on alpine skis?
Riders: Hardal Astrup Arnesen, Kristian Aalerud, Eirik Bruland, Ferdinand Aagenes, Nikolai Arnesen, Thomas Berge Foyn
Film/Edit: Kristian Aalerud