In High School, my friends and I would go check out the latest Warren
Miller Movie, then it sucked because we'd be so stoked to go skiing,
but we'd have to wait 3 weeks because they usually hit our town in
early November. When Vail finally opened, we'd be wanting to ditch SCV
and go huck cliffs, but what we got was one groomed run, Bornfree -aka
"the ribbon of death".
One thing that was great about the old Warren Miller films was that they had some great powder segments. Don't get me wrong, I love the new stuff, but most of the films now just show one radical move after another. It's almost like you can't really relax and enjoy it, because you're trying to figure out what each trick was. Maybe that's just me.
These guys did a great job of capturing the powder vibe like Warren Miller used to do. Couple of buddies arcing it up in the back country. The music was perfect. The cork 7 head drag over the tree pillow was unreal. It wasn't like anything was super tech, but it really made me jones for skiing.
Does anyone know where that was shot? I didn't think they had huge snow fields like that in Japan.
Agreed...Patagonia is really good about the whole "soul of the sport" thing...it was all in Japan, Japan gets something crazy like 500-700" of snowfall, but its really heavy snow...which is why it sticks to the trees and boulders like you see in the trailer...
flowinsamoan: hey baby!
SupaSexySaMoan: Hi Tau! Im soooo scared to ski. You want me to stop by tonight?
BCC: both of you mormon unholy trolls need to die in a fire
Garrett and I tried to meet up with these guys when we were in Japan. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to make it up to Hokaido. Everyone we met in Japan only had great things to say about the Sweetgrass crew. I really love the concept behind this flick and I hope to be front row at IF3 when it premieres.
I know what you mean with a mindset to really enjoy certain movies. Most of todays movies are fast paced and on edge, they aren't supposed to be relaxed, they are supposed to get you pumped and stoked in kind of a belligerent way. A movie like this, at the end I kind of just am quiet and am like, yeah and feel strong and ready.
When this movie premiered at IF3, it was in the wrong spot between two park orientated fast paced "hyphy" movies. The crowd didn't really get it and definitely were not in a position where they could take it all in. This is a movie that I would like to see again but this time watch it alone with dead silence.
All of this film was in Japan in five or six different locations.
its all shot in hokkaido. mostly in the kutchan/niseko area. one of the resorts in niseko is where nicolas muller did a tailtap-back-3 on a red chairlift gap at night. idk if anyone here knows that shot, but there was a lot talk about it last year. but they traveled all over hokkaido. even got some shots up north, where the mtns go into the water. if you want to learn more check out their blog or facebook page. their blog is actually worth reading. sweetgrass-productions.com