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post #31 of 40
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
 

I just wonder if you've actually seen the entire film.

 

If you saw the five-minute trailer, you'd come away thinking "Cool - I'd like to see more."

 

When I saw the full film, I came away thinking "Gawd, my ears hurt".  

 

On the other hand, there was some pretty nice skiing scattered in there in places.

 

But the bottom line is that this lack-of-ability-and-opportunity old fart would not pay again to see this film.  Despite the volume, I slept through parts of it.

 

Well, I haven't seen this year's film (It played in town last night, but my wife and I had crappy days so kind of begged it off). And I guess I can agree that TGR can go really Alaska/Chugach heavy, and I wouldn't mind more variety in shooting locales.

 

However, I must point out that certain people in this thread have commented on THAT PARTICULAR CLIP as being boring, not the full movie.

post #32 of 40
I much prefer the deep pow segments in all these movies..but that's me.
post #33 of 40

If we want to talk movies in general here's my take:

 

All of the new films, despite the higher level of skiing, are failing when it comes to storyline. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy watching them... But I like the older Warren Miller movies such as Cold Fusion, Storm, Higher Ground, Off the Grid, etc. better. The thing they were doing right in those films was putting entertaining, relevant fluff in them. It is impossible to put together a film that's 100% skiing. IMO these new producers are not being creative at all when it comes to putting in the fluff and filler. It gets old after awhile when you start seeing the same shit in every single flick. Not to mention they over edit everything.

 

Rant over, the best movie I've seen in a LONG time was McConkey, it was literally amazing.

post #34 of 40

Do the guys in the chopper have continuous radio contact with the skiers on these big lines, helping direct them away from blind death zones while they're skiing?  Seems like it would be really hard to remember where to go and where to avoid once dropping, especially if you accidentally drift off your intended line.

post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by 1000oaks View Post
 

Do the guys in the chopper have continuous radio contact with the skiers on these big lines, helping direct them away from blind death zones while they're skiing?  Seems like it would be really hard to remember where to go and where to avoid once dropping, especially if you accidentally drift off your intended line.

 

Typically they are in radio contact, but the skier needs to react quicker than the ability of the guy in the chopper to give instruction.

post #36 of 40

I'm curious if people critical of the first video feel differently about this one. Still mostly AK big mountain, but with a lot more artsy editing. I thought it was pretty impressive.

 

post #37 of 40

I like watching these for a few minutes.  To me it's a lot more fun to play than to watch.  When I see this I'm reminded of the post card "Wish your were here."  Only it's me who wishes I was there.  I can't stand to watch much of it.  

 

As to the skiing, well, it's skiing, perhaps not the most technical skiing in high speed large super g turns down the fall line, but some of the pillow-ridge line clips are pretty good.

post #38 of 40
I liked the pillows. Was about two minutes longer than I have patience for. I like more story.
post #39 of 40

As a tale of 2 cities - I personally am obsessed with modern ski movies, watch them over and over and over, and find modern big mountain skiing to be so so sick. (Am more of a matchstick guy than TRG though all things considered) I also watch men's world cup obsessively and some jibber footage. Try to incorporate elements of all of it into my skiing. Find it hard to understand how anyone would find the big mountain skiing boring... 

post #40 of 40

I don't think anyone here finds big mountain skiing boring, just watching it when you could be doing it is boring.

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