MF-HARPBeen hyping myself up for summer skateboarding and watching heaps of Thrasher's 'My War' which shows gnarly skaters battling their biggest spots and the stories behind them. Has there ever been a skiing equivalent done for things like monstrous urban spots or other major gnar?
Only thing I can really think of off the top of my head is LJs 'Real Attempt' but that has less of a story behind each individual shot. Would love to see Level 1 or someone else do this.
Thrasher isn’t the only company with creative skate content. There are a lot of dope concepts that skiing can take from the skateboarding industry. Here are a few I can think of...
We know slvsh games are reminiscent of skate games like Battle at the Berrics and I think that place has done a lot for how skateboarders receive their daily content. Years ago, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Nyjah, and more did this thing where they would read trick suggestions people were sending in, in real time off an iPhone, and seeing that level of interaction was unreal. I wish someone would give the riders at Klappen, for example, an iPhone that we could all hit up for suggestions. Imagine Mango thinking your idea about a tranny was a good one, and watching him lace it up. All live. If anyone remembers the name of the series, please chime in!
Transworld had this “skate and create” contest where each sponsor and their team would construct their own unique feature and then just shred it. They were all together on one lot, like universal studios, and everyone was throwing down. Imagine the Faction team building something Candide thought of in his head, and then just ripping it for a week. But Armada, Line, etc. would also be at the same mountain doing the same thing with Harlaut and Wallisch creations. The smaller companies also get a chance to show off their team on the same stage. Tell me that wouldn’t be unreal!