When I was in elementary school I used to steal other peoples footage off of vimeo, chop it up and get rid of the mediocre tricks, and re-edit it to my own music. Pretty lame, yea, but It was so much fun!
I think Evan Heath's "Dirt!" edit was my first victim. Funny thing is, it ended up getting 20,000 views on youtube, more than evan's OG cut. I realized about a year later that it was a pretty disrespectful thing to do so I took it down. I don't think evan will ever forgive me :(
This is my first findable edit with skiers, but I know I made one or two of myself on my old summer set up, and then one that was entirely 120fps shots of snowboarders. My little HDR-CX100 was a tank... I miss it <3
Also great thread idea nik!