You know the drill with the Weakend by now so I'm going to forgo the welcome and get straight to the point: it was a pretty weak, err, week in terms of ski news. The biggest industry announcement was that Nine Knights/Queens will become a joint Nine Royals event for 2017, and as per usual, you can submit a video to win a spot at the dream event.
More shots from Sandy Boville and LJ Strenio's escapades filming for the new XXX film were released and the internet loved rainforest skiing. The tower drop at the beginning is beyond stupid but the rest was kind of cool I guess. And all the rest of the week's highlights came in audiovisual format. Chief among them was The Bunch dropping the movie from their most excellent Indian adventure. The film is one of my favourite bits of ski media I've seen in a long time. Watch it!
Andreas Hatviet proved that he is still unfuckable with on rails in the latest SLVSH game taking out not one, but three other dudes. TGP Volume Six anyone (Vol.5 below, you know you want to watch it again)?
I've talked about this before, but the first ever Tell A Friend Tour Comp went down last Sunday, and from the reports I've had, it was a resounding success. Shoutout Andy Parry for the concept and Travis/Doug for putting in mad work to find the sponsorship to back this and make it a reality. There are stops and comps coming up all over the east/midwest in the next few weeks, so make sure you make it down if there's one in your hood.
In other comp news, the first FIS World Cup slopestyle of the season went down in Font Romeu over the last couple of days. The weather sucked and it was impossible to run a full event (McRae won), but some good shit went down while parts of the event were being postponed, including this madness from Tyler Harding.
And on the subject of rail madness, Slick Criminal, aka Henri Immonen, did another painful looking thing in Ruka. Along with having rubber knees, he apparently feels no pain. There's something in the water.
Armada have been killing it with the quick cuts in the past few weeks and the new one from Torin is no exception. I don't love the trend of content getting shorter and shorter, but since there's fuck all I can do about it, I think the best solution is just to enjoy some of the smoothest style in the game.
Then there's this quick edit from Simon Bartik and Vojta Bresky. Simon is one of my favorite dudes on the 'gram because of his eye for jokes editing (like this dino tap) and this full cut has that same enjoyable flavour. The line where he taps the camera and then goes on to stomp the rest of the four jump line is worthy of a slot here on its own.
And last, but about as far from least as possible, there is Candide Thovex. He doesn't even need to film edits, just one clip every now and then to remind us that he is on a whole other plane of existence.