I don't even know if the people above are trolling or not.
@op, you said in vid that most of what the bunch does isn't mind-blowing. Maybe we have very different views, but this edit right here (woulda been my all time favourite if the filming was a bit better, and especially a better song...) is made of 100% of bangers. Seriously. More than half of this stuff is totally new, and has more style than Delorme and young Dumont put together.
I mean what the fuck. Everything in that edit is pure creativity mixed with style and wizardry.
The bunch, imo, is the best thing to ever happen to freeskiing in the past few years. Sure, a trip 10 with a mute is impressive, but I never really liked the spin more flip more aspect of freeskiing, brought by comps. I'm all for comps, gets skiers sponsored, money, but to me it's a different sport. Being able to land a slopestyle run perfectly, with back to back doubles and perfectly executed pretz 4 outs on any given weather is impressive, and I admire all those who do it. But to me, it shouldn't be called freeskiing anymore, but gymnastic skiing (you get the idea). There is still an element of style in comps, but most of the time even grabs are executed in order to get more points, depending on the difficulty of the grab.
I was never in freeskiing for this shit. Maybe because I'm more of an all mountain skier, leaning towards big bc lines rather than huge park kickers. The bunch is bringing back the style, the creativity, that started freestyle skiing. And they're taking it to another level of awesomeness. Yes, to me a massive butter 3 to tail pressed rail slide is MUCH more enjoyable to watch than a sw dub 12. What the bunch does is exactly why I love freeskiing. The park is their canvas, and they'll paint whatever the fuck they feel that looks and feels the best to them, and I feel exactly the same way.
I feel sorry for those who say that they're getting too much love/exposure/sponsors when we rarely see dubs in their edits, and that most of what they do isn't that impressive technically (you guys must be real good too, cos half the shit they do I have no idea how they pull it off), if for you freeskiing is all about the spins, the amount of air, yeah, I feel sorry that you're not enjoying what freeskiing really is.
The bunch is the Candide of park that I've been waiting for. If there is maybe one aspect that I can criticise is their perpetrating of the g look, leaning towards the hood crew attitude. Don't get me wrong, I love to shred the park in XXL, trying to look as steezy as possible, but it's just sad that people outside of the freeskiing world will automatically think "ah, fucking pot smokers dressing like clowns and blasting horrible rap thinking what they do is cool". But if that's really what the bunch likes to do, and not just an appearance they give themselves, then fine by me.
Freeskiing is too damn good to let appearances be important. Leave that shit to skateboarders.
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