The Solid Seven will be a whenever the hell I feel like it article series detailing 7 solid, not necessarily great, skiing related topics. Whether it is 7 questions with everyone's favorite pro Jason Arens *cough* finish the damn interview *cough* (yes it's still not done yet), 7 epic BC jump shots, or the 7 gnarliest bails from the previous month, just know I'm doing you a solid.
We explore everyone's favorite weapon of choice for filming the local Jerry or a seasoned pro, the GoPro. A while back, there was a period of hate towards this amazing piece of video technology because everyone and their gaper uncle was using it but there is no denying it has produced some of the greatest videos of all time.
1. Sammy Carlson Hood Edit
Sammy and Drew Lederer teamed up to make this banging Hood edit in which Drew stuck a GoPro to the end of a 20ft pole to get some crazy unique angles. This is also the first edit where Sammy debuted his "new" trick the Orbital.
2. Tom Wallisch Breck Edit
I would like to bet for quite a few of you (myself included), that this video was one of the first GoPro edit's you saw. Abe Kislevitz got to follow Tom around Breck to make one of the classic GoPro edit's ever filmed.
3. Candide OOTD2
What else can I say about this video that hasn't been said before? Candide strapped a GoPro to his head, hit record, and the rest is history. Hands down, one of the most epic videos made. Ever.
4. One Run With Pep
One of the most simple videos on the list; Sage C-A and Pep mob down Alta boosting everything in sight and making it look too easy. One of my favorites from last year, if you haven't seen this yet, you're welcome.
5. Line of the Winter: Leo Taillefer
The bird squawking, gaper-dodging French madman, Leo Taillefer, blew up the internet during GoPro's LOTW contest this past year and for good reason! As soon as I saw his entry, I knew the $20,000 was his for the taking.
6. The Way I See It | Sander Hadley
Sander Hadley. This kid makes the future look very bright for skiing. He uses the entire mountain as his playground and lays down the only screamin seemans I've ever seen in the BC with such steeze. Be sure to watch for Sander in the near future, he's about to blow up in a BIG way.
7. Heffy Mobbin' the 'Bird
Heff; all around ripper and master of all skiing disciplines making the 'Bird his bitch. Matt got super sendy on some of the hits, especially at 1:55! #SendItForHeffy