“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.
SNOWBOARDERS IN EXILE…Laugh at the impossible.
– Words by FLF Films
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
Too Hard does it again with their latest release of OMG. Saving the best for last Kayli Hendricks pushes the entire series onto the next level.
Riders: Fancy Rutherford, Taylor Elliot, Danyale Patterson, Marjorie Couturier, Joanie Robichaud, Maria Thomsen, Maria Hilde, Dina Treland, Kayli Hendricks
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1989 brought a revolution: “(All quiet on) the Western Front” was the first movie by Fall Line Films Productions, and Noah Salasnek, Dave Seoane, and Chris Roach with their day-glo gear and rad, skateboard-inspired moves started a new freestyle movement. This VHS featured everything that makes snowboarding movies so great: innovative tricks, heavy beats, and it made you want to go shred! This video changed some lives, just like the following Fall Line flicks did, “Snowboarders in Exile” (1990) or “Riders on the storm” (1992).
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-Words by FLF Films
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