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Any place Travis goes to ride, he is the dopest on the mountain. Period. He is pushing all snow sports like no one else. The tricks he is throwing off natural features during lines that would intimidate the most experienced riders. The man deserves more props than any other for pushing snowboarding, and essentially freeskiing to a whole new level. Absolutely epic.
Alright I'm done riding his nuts. But seriously, give the man the props he deserves. The gap in the Jackson segment was out of this world. I wonder if that was bigger than Chads. Was also the closing jump for Thats it, Thats all.
I thought it was pretty pathetic how they filmed it. Like I'm sure they used the best HD cameras and did fly overs and used those camera swing things to make this into like an epic, Planet Earth-wave movie. Add in the soundtrack, which fits into that 'epicness', and the over use of slow mo, nature shots, the obviously scripted commentary, and the repeated references to the threat of 'imminent' danger (the heli running out of fule, the avalanches, the weather, etc) and the movie just looks even more manipulative.
I don't know, it just seems to me like kind of a lame way to put together a film, like they abused all the shit that they know people would think is amazing, The epicness (and slow mo and everything else that went into it except for the riding) just got exhausting after the first Alaska segment.
Personally I think ski/snowboard movies should present the riding/skiing in a cool way but they should let the tricks stand out for themselves. Your not suppose to slow down every amazing trick and present 3 shots of it. I like the movies that are quick paced and full of dope shots where you can watch the movie 10+ times and still notice new awesome little details and tricks.
Yea I agree the movie was epic and constantly throughout the movie I was like holy shit thats awesome. The tricks were obviously amazing I just thought the style of filming got so repetitive. It didn't seem like there was much variation in rider style (maybe cause it was done by location) but even the locations seemed to be bland and repetitive. The movie could have definitely used some more 'fun' thrown in there and a park/urban seggy to some rap music.
Still think the movie was amazing and I love how it pushed ski/snowboard films in a new direction. Like obviously I think thats awesome. Progression is dope.
Just saying why I don't think this is a 10/10 movie. It slacked on a lot of the fun, fast paced shit and little unnoticed details I really enjoy watching in other movies and they overdid some stuff like slomo and whatnot and there was not much park and no urban and music was meh and interviews and melodramatic danger scenes were lame.
This was like the Avatar of snowboard movies if that makes sense.