so, I have now seen three snowboard videos this season (absinthe, sandbox, and alterna), and all of them have, for the most part, disappointed me. For close to a decade now I have been under the thinking that snowboard videos have been better than their skiing counter parts. The music, editing, filming, locations, and riding have been superior.
As for this year... I don't know if it is because of "That's It, That's All" from last year, or what, but this years snowboard videos haven't really done it for me. I will use the Alterna Action video that I watched last night for example. I'd say about 80% of the video was backcountry booters around the Coast Mountains of BC... with the riders throwing 3's, 5's, 7's, the odd 9... most of them upright spins. Now, that kind of riding would have been absolutely amazing and mind blowing 5 years ago.
Although I haven't seen any of this years ski videos, I think that this might be the first time that they trump snowboard videos. Can't say I ever saw that one coming.