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Donner Summit video (awesome)

post #1 of 20
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Jim S and Cirquerider should go here to compare their Explosiv's vs Mantras.....I love this terrain

this takes a minute or to to load but it's worth it

http://www.adventurefilmworks.com/Videos/Mar25.mov
post #2 of 20
I was there on Sat. Mar 26, but that kind of snow conditions were never existed. The snow was wet and packed out, though freshes could be found in the cliff areas where they were shooting. But the snow depth is no where near what was in the video! I am wondering if this is shot in 2004, not in 2005.
post #3 of 20
The video was really great till that idiot threw that dog.
post #4 of 20
I am flattered, but those guys (and the dog) rip. It was clear that no animals were harmed in the making of this film; but an interesting avy test device nonetheless. I would love to take SOME of those lines. The cliff drops are beyond my comfort zone, but in those conditions it sure looked fun.

Where is the access? I assume this is earn your turns zone. I'm in if anyone wants to go.
post #5 of 20
I don't know anything about editing, maybe it is a lot easier than I imagine, but it seems to me that to produce something as well done as that piece complete with musical selection would take longer than a weekend to complete.
post #6 of 20
Is that located on a road switchback, so people can be car shuttled back up?
post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirquerider

Where is the access? I assume this is earn your turns zone. I'm in if anyone wants to go.
I was in the cliff area, although I will never take those lines in the clip. It was a short drop, IMHO, although in the film it looks like a forever run. The access is from Lift #1, the main lift, as soon as you get out, make a U turn go under the lift and ski to the right towards the beginners lift just next to the Lift 1. The cliff area is very visible on the Lift 1 when you are going up and its on the left side of Lift 1. On the left of the cliff area, there is a very short steep slope for people to bail out. We had much fun on that slope. Its about 5 truns to the bottom, but make no mistake there and if you do, you will be climb 10 min to get your ski back. Besides, every one taking the beginer's lesson will be watching it.



Here is a photo when we were at the "wimp" hill.
post #8 of 20
Wow, nice video. Not all the skiers looked like they belong on that terrain, but what the heck - the video was on.

The dog looked great too, but was it really necessary to throw it like that?
post #9 of 20
two words, goose bumps.

Great, Thanks,
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by TomB
The dog looked great too, but was it really necessary to throw it like that?
Man--the dog throwing was hilarious. That was the best part.
post #11 of 20
Nice video, but I have to say I was a little disappointed after downloading it....

I thought the title was "Donna Summers" video
post #12 of 20
Dog toss was hilarious, but these guys need to think about:
- Getting lazy with the poles in powder. Sitting wayyy too far back in powder. Dragging the inside hand just looks dumb.
- Better form on the backflip. Sticking your head out like that means that you can crack yourself on the jump by rotating too fast.
- More jumpy, less scrapy on the cliffs. More fluid lines.

Great video though.
post #13 of 20
I skinned up and skied down Judah Peak about 3-4 weeks ago overlooking Donner Lake. Great spring snow. In red is one line I took:








My BC boots didn't fit too well as you can see:


post #14 of 20
Feet look familiar (What do you guys look like thread). Jim, I didn't know you had AT bindings, at least I didn't see any in the updated quiver pic. If not, then that better explains the feet. Get something that lets you lift your heel man. New fresh snow sure makes the rocks look softer!
post #15 of 20
I rented.
post #16 of 20
That explains it. Just keep in mind that when we talk about "skinning" we not talking about our feet. Let me guess the next addition to the quiver. AT setup?
post #17 of 20
did those black toes came with the peeled heels? or they are natural?
post #18 of 20
Great video other than the throwing the dog part. No animals were hurt - but it could very easily have been different. A soft landing doesn't prevent every possible injury.

I know it wasn't done maliciously or anything, but some people would say this is a case of loving the dog, but not respecting it.

Nice double drop in there, btw.
post #19 of 20
Eww those heals look miserable
post #20 of 20
The skiers were pretty good at droppin off, not that great at powder skiing. Other than the rock drops, the terrain filmed was not that difficult. Maybe if I'd been there I would feel differently. Tons of snow and that always helps. Real good filming and plenty of fun. The dog seemed fine and maybe there was a reason - getting him over the edge?

If they invite me next time I promise to be gentler on my critique!
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