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“One of Those Days 2″ -- POV footage of Candide Thovex shredding La Clusaz, France.

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Wild POV -- the middle part captures what it feels like to fly on skis, and the end is great.   The admins should really link this on the homepage.

 


Edited by chemist - 1/18/15 at 4:30pm
post #2 of 14

Absolutely amazing skiing and footage.

post #3 of 14
Holy smokes. I think I'm going to have nightmares about that.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yeah, that dark tunnel -- plus those moves at the end, and the bone-crunching result if something went wrong!

post #5 of 14
Candide is an amazing skier for sure, but there is very little actual skiing in this movie, it's mostly park-style tricks. The snow conditions also vary quite a bit, so clearly a multiple day/try affair.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yeah, but it wasn't the skiing that got me (though I liked the way he handled terrain at speed), it was the sensation of flying along with him, and its whimsical nature, that I really enjoyed.  Typically I don't enjoy watching jumps via POV, but these really drew me in by capturing that addictive sense of weightlessness.

 

If I instead want to see the ultimate in skiing, I just watch the World Cup on Universal.  :D

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYKeLU5QW74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Fv8tkO3TU 


Edited by chemist - 1/18/15 at 11:21pm
post #7 of 14

This POV has been making the rounds…and it's awesome.  best 5 minutes you'll spend this morning is watching this Candide POV flick.  Yeah, it;s staged and made over time (duh!), but it's done brilliantly.

post #8 of 14

Only professionals should attempt.  (it's short)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLLFwgzN6Oo

post #9 of 14

Yeah, there's a certain do-not-try-this-at-home quality to both One of Those Days videos.  They're fun, though.  I especially liked the eagle. 

post #10 of 14

So THIS is what the straightliners and park rats think they're doing!  It all makes sense now.

 

But seriously that was quite entertaining.

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

This Thovex short also great -- most of it is POV by Thovex of him following his friend through the trees, but at the end it switches and it's the friend's POV of Thovex, which shows how smoothly Thovex moves.  This one beautifully captures the sensation of skiing powder through trees at speed.   [Found it on another Epic thread.]: 

 

post #12 of 14

We watched a bunch of Thovex vids on youtube last weekend.  The guy has the reflexes of a cat...no - better.  Incredible balance and body awareness.  

post #13 of 14

I love the 'Candide Kamera' web series as well (you know, I just got the pun of that title…of course, how many of us are old enough to remember candid Camera, surely not Thovex!).

 

Here the second installment: 

 

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

This one (not Thovex, and purely park stuff) is fun as well -- I like the creativity

 

 

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