iggyskierVideo is sick as always but...and I will surely get downvoted for this, but....
Candide is probably the best skier in the world. Arguably the best skier in history. I just want to watch him ski. The effects and the random cuts just detract from the edit for me. I completely understand given the scope of the views it will get (3 mil on the first, 18 mil on the second) that the market is much, much bigger than just skiers, so I get making it as grandiose as possible, but as a skier, just give me Candide. I don't need him going through a CGI window to be impressed. Still an amazing video.
I think we as devoted skiers have to learn to accept the fact that this video isn't for us. With OOTD 2 Candide broke out of skiing outgrew his audience, he's staring Audi commercials and getting mentioned on CNN. I have people I work with who don't even ski posting his videos on my Facebook wall months after they come out.
This video, with all it's fancy cuts and CG, is a view magnet. Non-skiers might think someone doing a flippy spinny thing is cool, but jumping over a helicopter is going to make their jaw drop. It's absolutely captivating from start to finish because of the cheezy Hollywood shit, and that's what gets people sharing it over and over again.
No one's done anything quite like this, or gotten this much exposure. Candide is in uncharted territory and I can't imagine what's next. As a skier I agree with you, I hope he dials back on the effects and does one for us, I just don't see it happening though.
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