Being an avid Level 1 fan since the day I got Refresh for Christmas in 2009(? maybe 10)I have to say that for a while I believed Level 1 had fallen out as a crew. First they lost B dog and Edollo, then Wallish, then Hornbeck and Ahmet. Those guys were the fucking sickest riders out back in Refresh/Eye Trip. I honestly never thought a crew would quite compare to Level 1 back in those days.
That being said, when I saw some of the newer guys they are working with I was super stoked. LSM has always been a favorite of mine, as well as khai, Berman, Shay Lee, Magnus and Sandy Boville. So needless to say I was stoked to see Less.
I like to judge ski movies based on the first watch; if a movie has my jaw constantly dropping on the first watch I know it's a good one. I have to say that Less had me amazed more than any other ski movie I've seen (including Stept movies which, until today, were my favorite in recent history). I just can't get over the wild shit Shay and khai were doin on urban, the crazy innovative style LSM had (I think this was his breakout segment), and Berman.... there's nothin to be said that was the sickest segment ever. Then the segment where they were jumpin rocks in Norway (I believe) had such a fun vibe mixed with the wild tricks we all expect.
I know that was a dumb long rant that you probably won't even read but for all you lazy freeskiers I'm going to sum it all up:
TL;DR with all due respect to the OG's, as until now the Level 1 crew in Eye Trip was my favorite skiing group of all time, the new Level 1>Old Level 1 IMO.