The deadline to get your entry for Superunknown XII submitted to Level 1 is the 20th February. As part of the countdown, we're looking back at some of the greats of Superunknowns past. Next up is unquestionably the biggest Superunknown success story to date. The king of afterbang, the man with a million nicknames... Tom Wallisch.
I think it's fair to say that there has never been another Superunknown edit which so clearly blew all the others out of the water. And I don't think there's ever been another entry that is also arguably THE seminal ski edit of all time. It certainly influenced style in skiing for years to come and influenced a whole generation of pros.
From Superunknown onwards his rise to fame was meteoric with stand out video parts with Level 1 and competition wins left right and centre. Today he's arguably the biggest name in freeskiing. Recent speculation as to his new ski sponsor ran to 11 pages in the main thread and spawned no less than 27 other threads. Now settling in at his new sponsor, Line Skis, he's moving away from competition and refocusing on filming for the Good Company webisode project with Kyle Decker. Starring Tom himself alongside a multitude of skiing's biggest names, the first episode is due to drop soon.
I've just spent the last couple of hours watching Wallisch footage to try and put together a best of T-Wall collection for this article but it's pretty much impossible. It's more or less all gold from the comp runs to the park edits. But in the end I've gone for 2 parts, his opener in Refresh and The Wallisch Project.
Make sure to head on over to http://www.level1productions.com/news_detail.cfm?ID=449 to find out the full rules and regulations for Superunknown XII and submit your edit. You never know, you could be the next T-Wall!