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post #31 of 43
Mmmm.
Castle Mountain drool...

As to the Warren Miller movie:
Helmet Cam, the more shots they do from helmet cams the more it works for me. I am starting to find heli shots almost as cliched as narrow-angle braking powder moves that rooster tail over the camera.

KH, Wasatch, Gulmarg, Lone Peak
Winter Park, Austria

NFL intro sort of worked for me.

Steamboat 'The Gods Must Be Crazy' Takeoff. No shots of what each line looked like, and it is all slow-mo braking move closeups.

It's been voiced before on these forums, but what would really recapture the WM spirit for me is to recover a hardpack skiing storyline. Maybe a 'how little snow do you really need to ski on?' story arc.
post #32 of 43
Cradle of skiing may actually be china! new findings suggest it.
post #33 of 43
Wake me when it's over. If this wasn't a WM "film" the reviews would be poor. The first half was ok, better than last year. The second half was the same as the first half. If the WM films are supposed to appeal to the masses, certainly seems so from the marketing, then why not ski in resorts that the masses frequent? How many of us can go to Europe or Alaska? If it weren't for the free lift ticket it would not be worth the price of admission. Just my opinion.FWIW.
post #34 of 43
Hmmm...last I checked, TGR, MSP, and many others were also filming in Alaska and Europe...

I guess I like to see skiing in places I may never get to experience. At least I know what I'm missing. I've seen "the masses" and they all start to blend together after a while. You won't see Chugach lines at Keystone.

Just a thought.
post #35 of 43
Jeep?? What ever happened to the Nissan Pathfinder??
Warren Rules!!!!
post #36 of 43
The opening sequence at Chatter Creek was extra special for me as I've actually skied the Wolverine Cliffs shown in the film. The footage in India was amazing!

I had sworn I would never waste money on another WM film after Higher Ground so I was very surprised at how good Off the Grid was.
post #37 of 43

Film

With the film Off the Grid, when they film the cliff jumps, do the skiers "ski out" or do they crash. Somtimes the directors have the end of the jump edited. Personally I like to see the skill of the technique. Anyone could jump off a bridge- if you know what I mean by that expression.
post #38 of 43
Just watched it last night, the student association organized a sponsored showing of it at my school for the students, VERY COOL. As far as cliff jumps, they show some skiers landing and riding it out and some not... Such as the skier (forgot his name) who jumped the 250ish" foot cliff for hte record and they had to get him out of the crater he made when he landed
-karl
post #39 of 43
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Originally Posted by kagraham View Post
Just watched it last night, the student association organized a sponsored showing of it at my school for the students, VERY COOL. As far as cliff jumps, they show some skiers landing and riding it out and some not... Such as the skier (forgot his name) who jumped the 250ish" foot cliff for hte record and they had to get him out of the crater he made when he landed
-karl
Jamie Pierre - from Minnesota I guess, but we don't have stuff like that around here...: That's borderline suicide IMHO.

The sequence from Big Sky/Moonlight was great, and I aleways love seeing Chris Anthony tearing it up. The girl skiing with them was pretty good too, but I forget her name.
post #40 of 43
Off The Grid is showing on December 1st, in Lansing Michigan.
Details here
I'm going to do my best to make it!
post #41 of 43
Shows tomorrow the 8th at Sheas Theater in Buffalo, NY. We will be there.

Hopefully real skiing by the end of next week!
post #42 of 43
Yes I saw it. ....seen one WM film you seen em all....more of the same. I wouldn't have gone if the tickets weren't free.
post #43 of 43
A group of us go to Killington's Sonwshed lodge to see the show every year, it's $10.00 and helps the Pico Ski Club.

This movie was much better then last years advertisement. Maybe that lack of ad's and it's founding had something to do with Euorpe being left out.
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