" Once again Absinthe Films raises the bar to bring you 'More'. This title marks the beginning of a new era for Absinthe Films as they have broadened their scope to include and properly represent urban riding while still keeping the overall blend fresh and un-repetitive. Three years after first joining forces with the Air Burro Jet-Pack Camera Team, Absinthe Films is ready to unveil a new way of looking at snowboarding with the new Hover-Trackô Jet-Pack camera system bringing you closer to the action than ever before and separating this film from the herd. Plus all of the technical magic, good times, deep pow, travel and massive jumps you have come to expect from Absinthe. All of this set to another unpredictable and fitting soundtrack that will have you clamoring for More. oh yeah.....and Rice is back and it's ON. "
What we need is a video like this that is skiing/snowboarding all at once. Skiers/snowboarders hiting lines together side by side. We need to band together for the future of both of our sports, united by our love of the mountains. It just so happens that the best snowboarders I know are chicks, and the best skiers I know are guys. We go out and rip together, united. It is where things need to go.
To love the times we have
To like what makes us sad
To live when others die
To lose and say goodbye
To last until our moment comes
cable cams in the BC!!!!...why has this taken so long to see and why wasn't it in a ski movie first!? That is the most sickestest trailer i've seen to date.
'Today I washed my shirt with my washboard abs. I didn't even have to take it off, I just poured water on the stain and scrubbed it on my abs.' (My little brother)
wow, snowboaders make skiers look like bitches with the shit they are doing in the bc. that was the sickest trailer i have ever seen n i am definitely buying this before any ski movie accept for bermans
So far ahead of skiing in the bc. Absinthe may not have the best editing, but there cinemitogarphy is the best out there. Future Proof did not have one cat built jump in the whole movie besides the 180 footer. Uhhh come on skiing catch up.
usually theres on e awesome shot in a ski trailer that blow you away and makes you rewind and watch ti again-that was that whoel teaser...and i loved the use of kids/old guys "checkign out whats going on over there"?
no ones as good as me, they just got better marketing schemes
I'm gonna go against what everyone has said and say it was boring. The stuff was cool but I wouldn't say it was ahead of skiing. The angles and stuff werent any different then anything else I've seen. It actually reminded me of the riding in the Theory 3 movies with the cool urban rails and insane backcountry stuff.
skiing will never reach this level for four reasons:
1st, most pro skiers spend months competing and not filming.
2nd, every one of the riders in absinthe has a snowmobile, traveling in a pack using one another. tanner bought his 1st sled this season, how's that for progression. dumont still doesn't have a sled, nor has he traveled with more than three other pros all season. point: no continuity with more than 3-5 guys with any crew for skiing.
3rd, these guys understand there goals, they could give a shit about drinking fine wine in far off lands for cinematography purposes. these guys want the biggest jumps, best landings, best rails, etc. they understand it takes an entire season to get this. sage travels the enitre season and look at his part last year, not even close to this, he would rather follow the tgr suit and say how "epic it was."
4th and final, no ski film company will ever get a dozen riders to commit to one outfit for an entire season. the average skier would rather get a couple shots in multiple films.
SKIING JUST DOESN"T GET IT. IT HAS IT'S MOMENTS LIKE THE HIP AT MAMMOTH, BUT THEY ARE SHORT LIVED AND NOT CONTINUAL AS A GROUP THROUGH AN ENTIRE SEASON. MACK DAWG CREW STICKS WITH MACK DAWG. DEFECTIVE FILMS STICKS WITH DEFECTIVE. ABSINTHE STICKS WITH ABSINTHE. RIDERS LIKE VANULAR AND CARLSON ARE WITH MULTIPLE OUTFITS SPENDING MUCH OF THEIR TIME COMPETING.
All I have to say to, "skiing will never reach this level for four reasons" is.. skiing shouldn't be looking towards snowboarding for whats cool. "Reaching this level" isn't reaching this level, its imitation.. although imitation may be flattery in some respects snowboarding is its own realm.
Too much of the attitude of skiing these days is to look towards snowboarding for cues to do something new or adopt a particular style.
If you really have to look towards another sport for style or "progressing the progressiveness of progression" (blah blah blah) try surfing.. Surfing is the action sport that birthed every other alternative "extreme" sport. Surfers reek of style, committment and balls.
All in all ski to ski.. not to be as cool as snowboarding.
That wasn't a cable-cam...it's a stinkin' "camera on a hovercraft, helicopter kinda thingy"....just because you weren't feeling the edit, or song doesn't mean that this isn't progressive. it's sooooo far beyond where skiing is that I might go back to boarding again.