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01-17-2014 10:32 PM
tonicusa My favorite part is when Travis is piloting the ultralight and those ducks fly up right next to him.
01-17-2014 10:16 PM
Art_mtl Anybody seen this?

01-17-2014 06:17 PM
F1EA Whoa some guys really went all hippy and stuff j/k

I liked AOF. It's pretty impressive and has amazing shots; and although they are doing gnarly stuff, it doesnt seem out of reach for anyone, because they are indeed celebrating the journey... and everyone can experience and relate to that.

Also showed me some of the infinite mega style of Scotty Lago and Nicolas Muller.
01-17-2014 02:46 PM
Originally Posted by Lamps View Post
Jeremy jones makes fun of that in further or deeper, can't recall which
"Let's get a shit load of Clif Bars and GO HERE!" *Forcefully points to map*

Everyone laughs because they are camping in the BC for a week hanging out, drinking and riding, and that life is awesome.
01-17-2014 02:29 PM
Originally Posted by Triple8Sol View Post
This has been my laptop wallpaper for a couple years now: xavier de la rue by danmilner wallpaper
It's also been mine for a few months; it's a great shot!
01-08-2014 10:02 PM
Originally Posted by KIRKRIDER View Post
Xavier de le Rue

I would give you rep for this post if we had that feature. How have I not seen this already?

This has been my laptop wallpaper for a couple years now:
01-08-2014 07:26 PM
RagJuice Crew
Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
My biggest complaint with that and some other big budget SB flicks, is as BA mentioned. Too much non riding, backstory type filler. Not enough actual snow porn! .

Different strokes for different folks. Flicks which are just banger after banger after banger bore me to tears. Just snowboarding and I stop paying attention. I want the adventure, I want the journey, I want the whole story. Give me AoF or TiTA (which I preferred) over the "typical" half hour just-shredding film any day. I'll watch 99 Words for Snow, In Short, First Descent, Lines or the JJ Deeper etc films over and over again because there's something more to it. A cross between Planet Earth a shred film is not a bad thing IMO! Even the older flicks had some anarchy to compliment the riding. Throwing in one or two shots doesn't cut it, I want the story of the trip! That can be boring too, don't get me wrong, but when it's done right those are the films I prefer. I enjoyed Adidas intro films more than most full length features. Horgmo's "Horgasm: A Love Story" is another good one 'cause it's a bit of a laugh.

If I spent the whole day on the mountain just watching people ride I'd be bored, so it's the same when I switch on my TV!
01-08-2014 05:52 PM
Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
well said, snowboarding is not booters and spines alone, it's a lifestyle

there were a few snow/life flicks last season and some of the low budget ones, imo, pulled it off even better than AofF. 'Naturally' tried, but ultimately failed in that respect imo. there's a black and white one focused on Baker and the PNW that nailed the life and had only 1/2 (sick) riding, i forget the title though...
The video you were speaking of:

The Mad Ones: Full Video | TransWorld SNOWboarding

And more:

Slideways - Powder and surf - Snowboarder Magazine | Snowboarder Magazine

Free Birds on Vimeo
01-08-2014 01:15 PM
Originally Posted by destroy View Post
I think you guys are kinda missing the whole point with films like this. I don't know why I'm gonna explain it, since it's actually in the film itself, but here goes anyway...

I think there's a multitude of reasons why there's more of a "plot" to these movies are more than just a visual assault of pretty images, gnarly terrain, and extreme riding. To these guys, and I can relate - their movies and snowboarding itself is about more than just a sick ride. It's a bit cliche, but I think the idea is that it's about more than just the turns, but also the journey along the way.*It might seem silly to some, but it's not like you're watching a big budget skin flick, skipping through the dialogue before all the action starts... there's some real stuff in there.*There's some remarkable stuff that happens along the way, and there's a lot that goes into making these films that we don't see. They end up filming everything they do over a period of time, and what happens is what goes into the movie. It's that simple. Not only that but often these guys are in situations where they could very easily die and they ain't gettin' rich, pushin themselves in limited time to get the best shots in dangerous terrain... so it's important to respect the dedication and determination that goes into making a big film like that, even if it's mega budget snowporn.

In the world we live in it's easy to get caught up in a lot of nonsense. Snowboarding is something that's real. With the expense of lift tickets, crowded resorts, bad weather, expensive gear, and everything else... It's so easy to forget just how lucky we are to be doing what we do. Few things in life are as stimulating and rewarding as snowboarding, and I think movies like AoF are a celebration of the journey of life through the eyes of a snowboarder. It's a motivational piece that begs the audience to go out there and create, experience life for the extremes it can be, and do something real in the limited time you have while you're still alive.

I really like the Deeper series as well. Very impressive and inspiring films.
well said, snowboarding is not booters and spines alone, it's a lifestyle

there were a few snow/life flicks last season and some of the low budget ones, imo, pulled it off even better than AofF. 'Naturally' tried, but ultimately failed in that respect imo. there's a black and white one focused on Baker and the PNW that nailed the life and had only 1/2 (sick) riding, i forget the title though...
01-08-2014 11:41 AM
SnowRock There will always be room for the shot after shot type of flick but I love that we are seeing variety in ski/snowboard flicks nowadays. I think the TGR JJ series is flat out amazing. I totally dig seeing all the thought that goes into what they are doing.

I think the sweetgrass dudes are also pushing limits.. Was Vahalla weird? Of course, my wife was in the room for a bit and asked if I was watching someone's acid trip, but I also love that someone actually made a flick like that.
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