Originally Posted by Suburban Blend
I bought this flick and love it because I was there... and I know all those dudes. But I was shocked that the word snowboarding was not even mentioned once. This is a ski/resort history flick.
I just returned from a week in Jackson Hole and damn, the backcountry has moguls. It was better when it was illegal to ski beyond the boundaries. And that is what made the Jackson Hole Air Force so cool is that they were renegades who said, "Fuck it! I'm getting mine at any cost!"
Try and catch me, is a fun game to play. The movie does a great job relating this. It's a fun and completely unique film about the spirit of powder slaying. Yes, gravity is god, and how you choose to worship it is your own business. So check this bit of history out, it doesn't matter that it's all skiing. It'll get you pumped to shred, no doubt.
Suburban Blend, that reminds me of one of Blue Bird Wax's slogans, "Snowboarding: It was better when you hated us."
Yeah, you know, a little birdy once told me that backcountry ski equipment is the fastest growing section of the sport - both for snowboarding (splitboards / avalungs / beacons/ shovels, etc) and skiing. As the technology gets better, everyone is doing it more often - esp. if the gates are open at the resort.
But, in that same vein, as the technology gets better, and people do it more, they will get more fit and spread out through the mountains as they will be able to go further. Once you realize you can ski any mountain on your own accord, you start to care less and less about riding chair lifts and more about finding your own personal powder stash, with, perhaps, your own name for it.
Just look at Jeremy Jones and all those 'Deeper" web clips. not to mention his movie "My own two feet"