Cover Photo: Stefan Mahlknecht

It's safe to say this has been a news-filled week thanks to FIS screw ups aplenty. I'm pretty sure you didn't miss this, but just in case: They essentially called their skiers worthless, then totally fucked up a contest putting said skiers at high risk of injury and then got called out by James Woods, one of the nicest guys in skiing. The whole situation has made some people incredibly angry....

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR3eh-XBkA-/

Luckily, the Slvsh Cup started today to remind us all is not lost. The first game is a banger. We'll be hosting pre-game coverage over the coming weeks. It drops the night before each game, with exclusive content, words from the riders and more. I'm hyped to be working with Walker, Jason and the crew on that and stoked to see all the games go live. The Slvsh Cup has also meant some insane social media clips from the crew in the meantime. Jake, this is fucked...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BR3e-H5F1Rq/?taken-by=newschoolers

Candide continues to dominate the social media game. That isn't news by a long shot, but even by his standards, this line is ridiculous.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRoESjYD63M/?taken-by=candidethovex&hl=en

The Keeshlife crew are back at it again this week too, this time with some creative stuff filmed on a couple of scrap features. I'm stoked to see that 'something from nothing' mentality continue to grow in skiing. The more accessible the sport gets, the better (see skateboarding).

http://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/862122/KEESH-IN-KEESH-OUT

And while we're on the subject of Keesh, Antti Ollila went to Absolut Park to warm up for the Slvsh Cup and damn, is he good at skiing! I'm pretty sure I favour some crews when it comes to selecting what to feature but if you like park shots then this is kinda hard to beat...

https://www.facebook.com/146830735348735/videos/vb.146830735348735/1448985741799888/?type=2&theater

A bunch of other parks have been the source of banger content too: Unaffiliated and Vishnu killed it in Tyrol Basin, Jarrad McCarl did some crazy stunts in Whistler, and the Brighton PDF files boys escaped the park to enjoy the fluffy goodness that has been falling from Utah's skies before returning to kill it on the world famous jibs.

But I wanted to round out this Weakend by making sure everyone knows that the SuperUnkown semi-finalists have started dropping. Three have been released so far and they're all crazy. Judging the 75+ entries was insanely difficult and I'm planning to drop a writeup about the process sometime soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the edits and don't forget to vote for your favorite once they're all out because the winner takes a finals slot.

https://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/863032/SuperUnknown-XIV-Semi-Finalist-Sampo-Vallotton

https://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/863033/SuperUnknown-XIV-Semi-Finalist-Petter-Ulsletten

https://www.newschoolers.com/videos/watch/863034/SuperUnknown-XIV-Semi-Finalist-Elias-Syrj-auml-


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