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McConkey premiers at Squaw on October 5th

post #1 of 22
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This link comes courtesy of Tekchick.  On October 5th, Squaw will host a special home premiere of the McConkey movie.  I heard that RedBull and Matchstick did a pretty good job on this movie, and every time Squaw has a Shane-related event it is special.  Details in the following link:

http://shanemcconkey.org/mcconkey-movie-squaw-valley-premiere/

post #2 of 22

Squaw loves to showcase their skiers in a big way, which means this will be a huge premier!!

 

I'm sure Phil and I will be there. 

 

Micah posted a preview of it a while ago.....seems like its been on the horizon for a while. 

post #3 of 22

I betcha this will be a fest.  Sorry I'll have to miss it.

 

By the way, watch GNAR to see where Squaw draws the line when showcasing skiers.

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I betcha this will be a fest.  Sorry I'll have to miss it.

 

By the way, watch GNAR to see where Squaw draws the line when showcasing skiers.

Full nudity... Somewhere around that point. 

post #5 of 22

Tomorrow!  Who's coming? 

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By the way, watch GNAR to see where Squaw draws the line when showcasing skiers.

 

About the first hour of the contest - patrol arguing about it not being funny when they had to pick d**** up from the Palisades is funny in anyone's book.

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Tomorrow!  Who's coming?

 

Keep an eye out for Bob and a bunch of locals. Have you got his number?

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Keep an eye out for Bob and a bunch of locals. Have you got his number?

 

If you're talking about Hairfarmer, yes. 

 

I've got tickets.

I've got a ride

I've got lawn chairs

I've got a down jacket

I've got hot cider.

 

I'm ready

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Red Bull knows how to throw a party, no doubt about it. The event was well put on and packed to the max with people. Thankfully the winds of the previous days died off, or it would have been nasty cold instead of just kinda cold.  Truly a lot of support for this in the local community and it showed by the turn out of locals, saw all sorts of people that I only see during ski season. Watching Andy Werth, tend bar at one point was classic. The band afterward kicked ass also, great time all the way around. 

 

The movie is well done and worth seeing, it isn't just a ski movie, it is much more. I'm not going to go into too many details, as I don't want to spoil it for someone who is going to see it, but it evokes a wide variety of emotions, at least it did in my case. 

post #11 of 22

Ske-Bum nailed it. 

 

World Premier of McConkey

Party at Squaw by RedBull

Thousands of passionate people on the mountain side

Parachute grand entry/party kick off

 

I was up waaaaaay past my bed time.  I'm loading the product page for the movie so those who saw it can write a review if you'd like. 

 

Wow, just wow, what a movie, what a night!

 

(SkiBum, did you see Scott Schmid there?  I heard he was coming but didn't see him) 

 

Edit:  Added the product page

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/products/mcconkey-the-movie


Edited by Trekchick - 10/6/13 at 9:37am
post #12 of 22
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Ske-Bum nailed it. 

 

World Premier of McConkey

Party at Squaw by RedBull

Thousands of passionate people on the mountain side

Parachute grand entry/party kick off

 

I was up waaaaaay past my bed time.  I'm loading the product page for the movie so those who saw it can write a review if you'd like. 

 

Wow, just wow, what a movie, what a night!

 

(SkiBum, did you see Scott Schmid there?  I heard he was coming but didn't see him) 

 

Edit:  Added the product page

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/products/mcconkey-the-movie

 

I got lucky and had access to the VIP area, helps to have friends in certain places, so it was easier to spot people. I saw him he was there, also Wendy Fisher and people that used to live here and moved away in the late '90's. I was up too late also and was over served and am paying the price today, as are a lot of people is my guess, judging by the ones I have seen today.  

 

One part I liked about the movie, was it made me remember people who were around back in the day and they paid respect to those people, like Gambler for example. 

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I got lucky and had access to the VIP area, helps to have friends in certain places,

Were you the 14 year old on stage???

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Were you the 14 year old on stage???

 

Huh, I don't even know what that dumb ass comment is supposed to mean. You care to explain yourself?

post #15 of 22

Just a heads up for those who are planning on buying or seeing the movie; this is not the kind of movie MSP has been putting out for a while. This is a documentary on Shane and it is heavy on interviews and, relatively speaking, light on skiing. I have great respect for Shane and MSP as well, but I was disappointed in the movie.  Others may/will feel differently, but for me it was too long and with too much time devoted to things like his parents' divorce and Shane's " dark days", and not enough time spent on his impact on ski gear, among other things.  And with Shane having died in 2009, doesn't the timing of this strike anyone as odd?   Anyway, that's my two cents.

post #16 of 22

You're right about one thing, its not the average ski movie. 

The movie was pretty much what is described in the promotions and exactly what I expected.  Much like Steep and Swift Silent Deep, it give you insight and tells a deeper story than the average ski movie. 

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I've got tickets for Friday's showing in Park City.  Given SM's having lived in PC as some of his close relatives still do, it should be interesting.

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I've got tickets for Friday's showing in Park City.  Given SM's having lived in PC as some of his close relatives still do, it should be interesting.

I posted a review here. 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/products/mcconkey-the-movie/reviews/3170

 

Are you going to dress up at Saucer Boy? 

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I posted a review here. 

http://epicski.onthesnow.com/products/mcconkey-the-movie/reviews/3170

 

Are you going to dress up at Saucer Boy? 

I would have if I was first but now that it's been done it might not be in the spirit of SM to simply copy a stunt.  No, I'm thinking a simple snorkel and fins.  Somthing tasteful.

post #22 of 22

I just got back from seeing McConkey in Boulder. There was a packed house for the early show, so I'm sure the next show was successful.

 

The movie is a documentary on his life, but it's about much more than just skiing and BASE jumping. There was laughter and tears. A lot of gasps from the audience. And a few times people were rolling in the aisles. As always, Shane got the last laugh.

 

It was a movie that I wanted to see, but was also hesitant to see since I didn't know how they would handle the tragic ending of his life. I feel MSP did a great job.

 

Best quote in the movie: "Shane would regret dying in a huge, huge way, but he would not regret how he lived."

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