If the edit has a stupidly long intro, I'm skipping to the skiing after 30 seconds.
If I don't like the music, and the skiing isn't bananas, I'm skipping it.
If the skiing isn't bananas, I'm skipping it.
TL;DR: No intros. Ski like bananas.
Pretty much spot on.
If the music sucks and the skiing isn't doing it, it's on to the next one, usually within 20-30 seconds. It's funny how quickly you can recognize whether someone has a unique style and flow.
If the music sucks and the skiing is sick, I'll usually turn the volume down or off.
Long intros/excess b-roll, it goes off.
Anything over 2 minutes has to be really good for me to watch all the way through.
My biggest piece of advice to anyone making an edit is to make it shorter. No need to show that you can do every trick, show a lot less tricks with higher quality shots and better grabs.
My second biggest piece of advice is to find unique music that many people haven't heard before. The tough thing is that you have to sift through a lot of shit to find that one gem in the rough. Often times when I find a truly great edit song it's on album that has 12 other songs you hate or would be terrible for an edit. It's funny how certain artists do one song that is totally out of the ordinary for them and it ends up being really inspired.
Youtube is actually a great way to find good songs too, play a song you like, and look at the related videos, then keep going to the other related videos. It can really take you to an interesting place.