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
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).
The Young and Hungry squad pushed it hard at The Launch. The event, presented by Snowboarder Magazine and Volcom, which is hosted by Mammoth Mountain showcases the best and most raw talent moving into the pro scene. Perfect weather, prime jibs, and smooth jumps is all that’s needed to make magic happen.
Riders: Eli Lamm, Benny Milam, Brandon Kirkland, Alex Kirkland, Lukas Caye, Cole DiMeglio, Garrett McKenzie, Ryland West, Brock Crouch, Fede Chiaradio, and Miles Falcon