eheathI posted in the video comments, but these are my basic thoughts.
I wasn't a huge fan of this edit.
Was the filming well done? Sure, some great long lens stuff, drone shots were nice (especially the line through all three jumps) overall they crushed it. Editing? Not so much, the color was different in basically every shot, with this much time and effort they took to produce this product, not to mention the money that was probably tossed around, the overall color was completely botched. The song is a whole different issue that I have, but now we're just getting subjective.
These days its tough to define what makes a "good" edit. Good filming? Good editing? music, sound etc this edit screamed overproduced to me and the post production was handled in a sloppy way for the apparent production that was behind it. I also feel like nick was limited with the smaller park which caused for this edit to be extremely underwhelming for me. That's just my $.02
Speaking as the average viewer with little to no editing experience, I measure an edit on the level of the skiing, the flow of the edit, and what I like to call "The Hype Factor".
I felt the level of the skiing in Nick's edit was obviously very good. I felt he threw a wide variety of tricks with excellent style. His tweaked grabs were excellent. I also felt that he showed some rail variations you don't normally see from a competition skier like him. I thought the skiing was difficult, stylish, and creative.
As for the flow of the edit, I didn't much care for it. The plane shots added an odd break in the edit and I didn't feel a momentum shift that, retrospectively, I'm assuming it was meant to induce. I didn't like the music either. I don't have the same eye for the visuals as you do, but I wouldn't call it a well-produced edit. That said, I also wouldn't call it a poorly produced edit. It's clear a great amount of $ and time were put into it, but they just missed the mark.
As for the ever elusive "Hype Factor" (HF), this edit got me fairy hyped. Let's call it a 6 out of 10 on the HF. The HF is a combination of all of the above and what sort of feeling that induces. Am I lukewarm about the edit, or am I on the edge of my seat? For instance, Deadkind was a 9.99(repeating)/10 HF. The skiing was excellent, but not exactly the most difficult. The music was a perfect match for the style of the skiing and the flow of the edit was just unreal. Whoever was behind the lens and the computer screen knocked it out of the park, and the ball hasn't even landed yet. Will I go back and watch it again? Over and over. Will I go back and watch Nick's video again? Maybe.
That was rather long-winded, and I apologize.