Originally Posted by BurtonAvenger
Are you sure you're even in your 20's? Every time you post I facepalm myself then question if you have the mental capacity of a sea sponge.
I've met Travis a few times, talked with him briefly, have a lot of friends that work/live/ride with him. The whole concept of Supernatural wasn't to crown a winner regardless of what they led you to believe, it was to showcase the other side of snowboarding that the mainstream never sees. RedBull dumped a shit ton into that to market that event to get people out of the mindset that snowboarding is this formulated halfpipe or slopestyle run.
Also if you think he actually "oversaw" the building of that course you're insane. It was what's his nuts from Baldface that did all the work, the lay out, etc. etc. After the fact they realized they laid it out completely wrong and are going to have to change it going forward for the riders.
Now I will say this "Art of Flight" should be called "Art of Filler" Airplanes filming helicopters filming airplanes filming guys on sleds filming elks migrating filming grass blowing in the wind. It's a movie not for snowboarders it's for people that ride maybe once a year, use snowboarding as more a social gathering or backdrop, and just wanted some eye candy. If you want to see snowboarding for snowboarders pick up Absinthe.
Thats what I came here to say. I don't know if he is a douche or not in real life, but I know that he didn't set up this Supernatural contest just to add a trophy to his collection. I didn't care who won it actually, I was just excited to see something other than halfpipe on TV.
By the way, Red Bull is an awesome company putting things like this together (as well as the Mountain Biking series in Utah or wherever it is at, the Moto Enduro races in Europe, the dude jumping from that space shuttle thing, etc.).
I wish they would put more backcountry type shows on TV, like Terje's competition, etc.