thats what. Theyre fuckin great!
Every two seconds there is another thread about how much farther ahead snowboard films are. Im like.. what the fuck? I dont think so! I dont think that someone on a snowboard is thinking so far out of the box that if you took two crews (one of skiers, one of snowboarders) to a spot, that snowboarders would magically find crazy magical ways to make it look better.
I just watched the absinthe trailer for ready (or whatever its called) and ya... its super sick. But then I saw the thread and was like .... waaaaah? How is it any better than a big budget ski movie? Sick shots, and creative use of the landscape for sure, but we got it like that too!
Im going to probably go on record in saying right now, on NS, that ski movies are just as good as snowboard movies. NO more, NO less. They both get me harder than a spanish test to go shred, and I am equally impressed with all the generic boom and heli shots.
The only difference I see right now, for sure, is that Snowboarders have gone all gorrilla, not in steeze, but in approach to finding spots. Its all secretive and hush hush. Finding little spots right in front of everyone that no one has hit yet. Its like theyre in nam, and they gotta go behind enemy lines to get their buddies out, be all mysterious... like the wind.
Im super stoked on all the up and coming am movies that are pushing the envelope with little to no cash. Just guys out having fun, getting serious about the craft, and killing all shit! Im ever more stoked on what is going to come out this season from the heavy hitters. Regardless of format. Session vids? cool! docu vids? cool! crew vids? cool! whatever you can put on a hard drive and edit is cool to me.
So I say this... stop hating on these guys that work so hard to put out amazing products every year. If the guys riding for poorboyz, or level 1, or whoever didnt like the idea... I bet most of em wouldnt hang with those companies.
Im stoked, hate the haters! go shred!