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post #1 of 24
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Got my copy of Light the Wick last night. I only watched it once but really liked it. Lots of great pow skiing and the mandatory AK location shots including some incredibly steep and technical lines that were very cool.  Movie shows how sketchy AK heli can be weather-wise. Several days of rain and poor flying conditions.  LTW has some great POV shots that really captured the steepness of the lines. Great shots at the top of very tight chutes. One segment shows Sage skiing a crazy line and at the bottom he shows his hands shaking from adrenaline. Not too much park flippy stuff which is nice. 

A really good J-hole segment as well.

 

 

Interesting to see so many Atomic skiers, it wasn't long ago when it was all Sali and Rossi, In this movie it's a lot of Atlas's and BentChetlers.

 

Another feature of the movie is that it comes in standard with anamorphic 3-D and Blue-Ray 3-d. You can watch it with the 3-d or without and I only watched it in std last night. I just have the standard version but they come with 3-D glasses. I will have to check this out!  Quality of production was excellent even in the standard version.

post #2 of 24

A lot of guys that film with TGR are on Atomic for 2 reasons. Atomic has a partnership with TGR. And Rossi dropped pretty much their whole freeride team while Atomic has been building theres up. They had a lot of guys on Atomic's last year, but with their top athlete(Sage) on Atomic now there is a ton more exposure.

I think Sammy Carlson is really blowing up huge. Kid was in just about every movie this year. In the park and the big mountains. I think guys like him and Sean Pettit are definetely the next generation of big mountain superstars.

Since we're on the topic make sure the check out MSP's The Way I see It. Sean Pettit blow's it up in the opening segment, I was never able to pick my jaw up off the floor for the rest of the movie. Definetely the best movie of the season.

 

And wether you're a skier or snowboarder Deeper is pretty amazing, and ambitious.

post #3 of 24
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yeah, there was  great article in Powder about the whole re-engineering rebranding of Rossi. I haven't seen Deeper but wasn't overly-thrilled with Deep. Claim is still my favorite. Was suprised Sage doesn't have his own ski yet, he was on the bentchetlers.

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There is talk that Dana Flahr, and Sage are designing a new ski that falls in between the Bentchetler, and the Atlas.

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Yeah, I think I saw that on TGR?  That would be a great ski on paper any way, I would like to see less of a rockered tail on the Benny but the Atlas is a little burly, big-line oriented for my tastes so something in between could be sweet. I did think it was interesting to see the skiers who were on Atlas's to be on the 182's, even on the big AK lines. I am sure Ralves is on the big boards but for mere mortals, I have to think (especailly) with the non-rockered tail, the 182 is plenty for 6' and shorter skiers.

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As long as we are talking ski design - I hate skis without rockered tails. Back on topic...

 

Regarding the movies - there's some pretty cool stuff out there. Of the ones I've seen, I'd rate them as

 

1) The Way I See It

2) Revolver

3) Signatures

4) Light the Wick

 

Not to take anything away from LTW. It is worthy. But in everything from editing to color balance (color always seems to be an issue for TGR films...). MSP and PB are way more on top of it.

 

Signatures is pretty funky - but I liked it just because of the way it was different & because it has an interesting focus on snow and feel.

 

Still waiting on the Dendrite crew to get their act together with Out of the Shadows. A few other outfits as well...

 

On the local humor front - there's a section in The Way I See It where the narration talks about heading for Alyeska & then there's a bunch of footage you'd think is Alyeska, but that Seattle locals might recognize as Stevens - then the narration and footage sort of arrive in AK. I guess they needed some filler...

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Spin, thanks. Which of those has the most pow skiing? that's what i need....  And- a little rocker in the tail is OK ..  I am actaully on Benny's this season so I am optimistic about the desing, seems to be a little different in the way they set up the rocker on the ski. The slight camber is nice.  not uber soft, nice rebound qualities on the hand flex.  Will tell in about a month now with any luck.

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I liked Light the Wick.  I got to see it at the premier and sat right behind the projector.  From this point the 3D was incredible!  Well worth the money, the best TGR film in years.  I posted a review earlier.  I also saw Deeper.  An other incredible movie!  Mu friend wasn't sure because it was snowboarders, but it doesn't matter, those guys were inspirational.  You CAN DO IT if you want to and your willing to work for it.  

 

Finn...  I don't think Deep and Deeper are connected, but I could be wrong.

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Spin, thanks. Which of those has the most pow skiing? that's what i need....  And- a little rocker in the tail is OK ..  I am actaully on Benny's this season so I am optimistic about the desing, seems to be a little different in the way they set up the rocker on the ski. The slight camber is nice.  not uber soft, nice rebound qualities on the hand flex.  Will tell in about a month now with any luck.


 

The Way I See It has the best japan powder segment I've seen (at least in recent years). Absurdly deep and nice atmospheric music.

 

I agree with spindrift on LTW, TGR has problems with colour balance and sharpness, most of their AK footage looks really washed out and blurry. MSP on the other hand stepped it up huge this year, it looks like they used the cineflex heli mounted cameras, the shots are extremely stable, crisp colours and balance as well as interesting perspcetives (not just perpendicular heil shots from far away). Best MSP film since the Ski Movie 3/Focused era for me.
 

post #10 of 24
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would have loved to see that in 3D on the big screen.  Very cool. I will watch the anamorphic 3-D this week some time.  I will check out Deeper. Need more new stuff

post #11 of 24

Haven't seen LTW yet, but I already know of this alleged color balance/sharpness problem TGR has and has always had.  I wish they'd fix that.

post #12 of 24

I watched LTW a couple weeks ago at my college, they crammed us in a tiny auditorium, nobody there selling tgr gear, pretty big let down compared to the past couple years, and i wasnt really all that blown away by ltw, usualy tgr has something in their movies thats just absolutley insane but i wasnt incredibly impressed, i did like the segment in the cascades where sage and Erik straightlined that chute (cant remember the name) but it was tight, and Erik had a pretty good tumble at the bottom.

post #13 of 24
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yeah funny scene as he had already cleared the chute and was in the run out. 

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Come find us will be the best ski flick this season in my opinion. Eye trip also looks pretty epic. I just hate how much these ski films sell in relation to normal DVD's, should charge much less...

post #15 of 24

I really liked The Way I See It - first MSP film I have seen and I'll definitely check out others now.

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I was less than satisfied with The Way I See It.  MSP is usually my favorite.  In Deep and Claim were awesome.  The new one though, good skiing as always, but the soundtrack was a let down.  I liked Revolver better.  Good to see Poorboyz back on their game.

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So is Seth skiing with TGR now?

Edited by davluri - 11/10/10 at 5:41pm
post #18 of 24
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 they sell a fraction of the # of DVD's any given movie sells. Its just economies of scale. Plus, all porn is expensive......

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Come find us will be the best ski flick this season in my opinion. Eye trip also looks pretty epic. I just hate how much these ski films sell in relation to normal DVD's, should charge much less...

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If you haven't seen Claim, buy it today. You can download from Itunes for cheap.
 

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I really liked The Way I See It - first MSP film I have seen and I'll definitely check out others now.

post #20 of 24
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Pretty much exclusively for the last 2 years

post #21 of 24
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If you haven't seen Claim, buy it today. You can download from Itunes for cheap.
 


 


Not going to lie, Claim was the straw that broke the camels back when I was debating giving up snowboarding for skiing.

post #22 of 24

I've always supported TGR from it's inception and been a member of the forums for a long time... however, this year MSP's The Way I See It was a much better entry than Light the Wick.  Besides  the incredible skiing I also liked the inclusion of some old school music as well.

post #23 of 24

Hey Bears, could some one spend a few minutes and list the films this year and do a short summary on each and a rating.  Example:  "mainly boarding, lots of pipe, mostly powder, mostly skiing etc.        thanks

post #24 of 24
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pete, you would be better off with a new thread.  Great idea.

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