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This video is simply amazing

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
OK this video is one of the better short ski/snowboard films I have seen in awhile. It literally had me glued to the screen for 30 minutes.

Xavier de la Rue's avalanche footage at the end is downright terrifying. Even if you've never set foot on a slope that can slide, the image of a giant shadowy tidal coming down on him is scary.

Pull up a chair. Grab a coffee. Grab a beer. Relax a bit. Enjoy:
http://vimeo.com/2492092
post #2 of 27
Awesome video - thanks for posting this! The avy footage is definitely scary stuff.
post #3 of 27
Whoa Tyrone!!!



Truly amazing video post! Really a great film. Finally people are releasing ski/riding films that one can sit down and watch without getting ADD! Incredible cinematography! Long live film!! Production values certainly at the top of all ski films. A beautiful film to watch the action, listen to the people and the music. Extremely well done. Parents might actuallly want to get their kids out there seeing this, or at least understand why they go.
Truly first rate!! Thanks for posting!!!

I think I'll have to watch it again now.
post #4 of 27
pretty nice vid with some excellent sequences by some very talented skiers. The avalanche scene was fairly terrifying to say the least
post #5 of 27
Kind of nice stepping away from the full-throttle porn visages and being brought back to reality.

This is why we ski... and why we don't.
post #6 of 27
GREAT!

You don't grow too old to play, you grow old because you stop playing
post #7 of 27
amazing.
post #8 of 27
Reminds me of why I do what I do.....too bad what I do isn't really like what they do...but I can dream
post #9 of 27
Once again, this proves why you are the MAN.

Thanks for sharing that with us.

Simple Awesome.
post #10 of 27
Tyrone.....I watched this yesterday on Christmas Eve. The film captured all of my senses and I got lost in this flick. Really awesome.

Thanks for posting it.

3 thumbs up!!

I would like to ask you.....I have seen pictures of you hucking cliffs and scoping out ridgelines and faces and I am wondering.....are you in any films?? Do you tour on an exterme circuit?? Could you fill us in on your biggest huck??

Anyway, after seeing this film that you posted, it got me wondering what your experiences have been.
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
Glad you guys like the film. I can't take credit for finding it however as a link to it was forwarded to me by a buddy who lives in Europe. The quality of the film is one thing, but it's another thing when you realize the producer of this film basically put it up for free online for viewing. I think there is a link somewhere on the page to purchase it as a DVD or to at least provide a donation for "whatever you think the film is worth". Pretty cool.

'sloafer -- Your questions are cracking me up. I'm nobody special, just somebody who loves to ski and talk about skiing. I haven't been in any films really, except for a brief few seconds in the movie Linescore (a crash ) and in the bonus section of the DVD they include one of my big mountain comp lines in it's entirety. Have had one or two photos published in Skiing Mag a few years ago but that's it, and have been lucky enough to score a few low level sponsorships as a result...and it's something I'm not reallying pursuing further anymore. I don't 'tour' on the big-mountain comp circuit...I just do one or two a year that happen to be close to my home base of Kirkwood/Tahoe every once in a while with minimal success (samurai here on the boards has been much more successful at these comps than I will probably ever be). As far as hucks, my largest was a few years ago at Kirkwood that was 120ft+, but that was more a circumstance of being in the right place at the right time...I don't actively go out looking to hit stuff like that all the time.

Glad you enjoyed this video. Merry Christmas
post #12 of 27

Simply Awesome

What a great video.

Nice way to spend Xmas afternoon even though it's 50 degrees outside.

With my wife recovering from foot surgery it has put me on lockdown on Western skiing for now. Just cancelled skiing in Telluride first week of January w/ my daughter so I can help my one footed wife.

This video helps the stoke keep going till she's mobile.

Thanks again for posting.
post #13 of 27
Marry Christmas Tyrone Shoelaces, and everyone else. Thanks for the great video.
post #14 of 27
Tyrone.....Thanks for that. Nice resume'.

120' eh??

Wow!!

Congrats!
post #15 of 27
Thanks for the x-mas stoke Tyrone... cool to see a vid that's a bit more than just huge line - huge line - huge line.

I just got a little digicam, so it was really cool to see the way the filmmakers laid out some of the shots and paced them.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
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As far as hucks, my largest was a few years ago at Kirkwood that was 120ft+, but that was more a circumstance of being in the right place at the right time...I don't actively go out looking to hit stuff like that all the time.
I think that's what skiing is... being in the right place at the right time to hit something special. (Only a few learn how to create those opportunities.)

There is a niche of lines that I can never look back at. I have this collection of lines I have skied that weren't viewable after the decent. I finished them knowing (as I passed around a corner, for example) that I'd never see it again. There is a side of me that loves to look back up at my line... but when you can't... that's special.

Dropping 100+ is the other end of the spectrum. It's not that you can't recall it by looking back and remembering... but it's that you never actually anticipated it until the opportunity simply presented itself. At that moment... you just kind of began twitching knowing what you have to do because it is so possible and you know that that opportunity isn't going to present itself at any other time soon. =)

What a grand world it would be if dropping 100+ers was something that would fade into a distant line in the bc that will never be viewable again.

Can you imagine being a skier at THAT level? Where you could just stumble across a line of that magnitude, ski it, then exit it knowing you'll never see it again?

Oh my lord...
post #17 of 27
thanks Tyrone, that is a great film. Some of the shots really remind me of Bill Heath's stuff.
post #18 of 27
Very interesting perspective posted by Samurai.

Thanks for that.
post #19 of 27
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by samurai View Post
At that moment... you just kind of began twitching knowing what you have to do because it is so possible and you know that that opportunity isn't going to present itself at any other time soon. =)
you pretty much nailed it right there.
post #20 of 27
go buy claim simple as that
post #21 of 27
Nice post Samurai.
Yeah, "just being in the right place at the right time..." for a 100+ foot drop maybe in you/tyrone's world but I think I'd start looking for the Depends, then rope myself to a tree!

On the other hand...You might like the book Instant Karma there's some good stuff in there not so much on cliff drops but skiing in general. In there he talks about teaching his girlfriend's young son to huck a cornice. Every night the kid would go to bed with the light on but that night he told his mom she could turn the light off because after you've hucked a cornice you're not so afraid.
post #22 of 27
beautiful video
post #23 of 27
Gawd!

Such skiing.

It simply boggles the mind.

Thanks for the link, TS.
post #24 of 27
I put off watching this until I had some time. Well worth the wait. Thanks for posting. Awesome skiing, including the sit-ski sequence.
post #25 of 27
that was great! thanks for sharing.
post #26 of 27
It doesn't get much better! Thanks for an awesome experience.

I wish all ski flicks felt this real. Too many look the same, with rapid cuts, and amped-up volume-attitude.

This one is pure and clean. It tells the story with simple, high-impact footage of the world's best riders. The cinematography is stunning.

It's also a poignant cautionary tale. The goods are sweet, yet the price can be steep.

An arresting, thought-provoking production.
post #27 of 27
The Falquet brothers are so awesome.
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