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“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
Imagine riding a Skimboard down this epic natural waterslide! :/
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