/ Now I'm not really into skiing...
JP Auclair & the crew have truly exceptional skills , talent and vision . A compact masterpiece of creativity .
Never really understood why skiers want to pretend to be snowborders tbh, just get a snowboard?
Still it's not as bad as some of the early snowboarders in lycra racing downhill pretending to be a skier.
Would that include a person who owns both skis & a snowboard Tiberius ? Or must one choose and fit into a certain box ? just curious .
Should I label myself a sport climber too ? as I've not got much trad gear yet ?Oh and I do a bit of bouldering too. Ahh brain ache.
And what about my bikes , if I've got a downhill rig , jump bike , bmx & a road bike what should I label myself ? I'm confused I really don't know what I am or should be sometimes , must learn to comply & fit in the boxes . . .
I think he is catching the bus at the end to put his mate`s ski`s back before he finds out.
What's original about it? It's a series of tricks that snowboarders have been performing for at least the past 10 years. The're wasn't a single original item in the clip.
I don't really mind skiers, in fact I have a pair myself and often spend a couple of days a year on them, but don't try and make a series of jaded trick try to sound original. It's ok, there's nothing wrong with the vid, but it's not very exciting is it?
No, it's simply a comment on someone putting up a vid of skiers performing decade old tricks as if it was somehow new. If I put up a vid of snowboarders doing slalom I'd expect a skier to make fun of me, seriously, but you don't expect me to make fun of this? Go figure.
Who gives a hoot what you thought, I really enjoyed it.
It's much more than that! It's skiing in a gritty, working class neighbourhood, catching the bus to the top, not giving a damn about the "look at me" aspect of skiing.
And let's not forget the absolutely stunning photography. With the nice sound track. All-in-all, an original and class production.
> What's original about it? It's a series of tricks that snowboarders have been performing for at least the past 10 years. The're wasn't a single original item in the clip.
Gosh, your cup is a bit half empty isn't it?
posted a while back but worth revisiting. It's a great segment from an average ski film tbh. My main complaint was there was too much in the way of montages and hippy dippy global warming scaremongering and not enough skiing.
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It's a great vid, original, simple and beautifully shot without being pretentious - and great skiing too.
> What's original about it?
The location and the way it is shot.
> The location and the way it is shot.....
.....is precisely what makes it so irritatingly pretentious.
eh? There's absolutely nothing original about it. As I said in my original post it's all been done in snowboard video's 10 years ago.
End of what?
Not really, it's ok, I don't have a problem with it, but I would't try to pretend it was original or in any way ground-breaking. It's an ok film of some 10 year old tricks.
As for skiing/snowboarding, I've said many times before, if you're tall, ski, if you're short, snowboard, it really is that simple. But, snowboarders dressed in lycra doing slalom are justifiably laughed at (I do myself), so why would skiers pretending to be snowboarders not expect the same treatment?
Who knows, someday you may see the light and realise two planks are better than one
Actually I was a skier long before I was a snowboarder. Snowboarding is a low centre of gravity sport, it suits smaller people. Tall people look silly on a snowboard weras they can look elegant on skis.
hmm, but we travel at half the speed of skiers, and we stand sideways so that we can take in the environment more. Skiers just head down the slope as fast as they can, generally they have no time to take the grandeur in.
We also tend to look at the topography in order to do trick on it. Skiers mostly just blast down the piste. Take a look on the slopes, I think you'll find the proportions are around 60% skiers on the piste, but look off it and you'll probably find nearer 80% are snowboarders :)
What's all this "piste" stuff? Plenty of time to take in the view when skinning uphill, unlike snowboarders stumbling between post holes on the rare occasion they venture away from the crowds
Some bizarre comments about skiing vs. snowboarding I think.
They've both influenced each other and evolved to what they are now. Glen Plake and his buddies were doing some pretty sweet tricks before snowboarding became mainstream.
As for the 'originality' of the clip, I guess you think Danny MacAskill's videos are average because there's lots of other guys who can do bike stunts as well?
They sure are. All very childish!
And 'Tiberius' obviously thinks very highly of himself, as you could easily guess from his username.
PS...The clip was rubbish, it was badly edited, flashed from clip to clip, and was hard to watch..
I am a snowboarder,, go away with ski people, and we love each other.
Get a life.
I liked it!
Not going to tell you if I ski or board!
I think it's in the constitution actually, but tbh I thought you lot were gettign more rabid, I mean what do you call raving about some pretty lame tricks? At least I get excited about something that's worth it.
Not at all, Danny does some epic stunts and does them with style. As I said before, this vid was an ok execution of some 10 year old tricks.
As I said, it's a bit like putting a snowboarder in lycra and watching him slalom. Why would you post links to it and claim that it's good? Ok, might be funny, but not quality.
I’m baffled that this skier/snowboarder thing still exists. There are many skiers who are park rats and snowboarders who live for free riding and have never pulled a trick in their lives and vice versa. Who cares, live and let live.
Personally, as a skier, I think skiing tricks look far more impressive and interesting than boarding as you can make great shapes with two skis. Snowboard tricks look a bit dull to me. However, I’m sure to many spinning around with two stick stuck out at funny angles can look messy and anaesthetic.
One thing I don’t get is rails but then I’m over 30……
im shocked and appalled. just because there is a superficial dusting of snow he thinks he can go round scratching up all the paths and permenantly damaging them?? What about future generations of people who might want to walk on these paths?
some people are just ignorant.
You're baffled? Dude it will always exist, exactly as trad/sport will always exist. Humans define themselves by their differences, not their similarities.
> As I said before, this vid was an ok execution of some 10 year old tricks.
And once again you will be missing the point entirely.
This segment is nothing to do with the difficult of the tricks and all to do with the location and the way it is shot.
If you don't realise this then you are being really stupid, and if you do and still wish to be argumentative then get a life.
No, I think you're missing my point. I don't mean trick in the sense of backside 360, cab 5, 50/50 etc, I mean trick as in using street furniture.
Riding down streets, using handrails etc. All done to death 10 years ago in snowboarding vids. As I said and keep saying, nothing wrong with the vid, just don't pretend it's original. Take a look at something as basic as Standing Sideways. The most cheaply produced snowboarding vid out there, largely shot by damo on a handheld camcorder. It includes section of several members of the Halifax crew riding down street rails...and it's about 10 years old now.
btw, it also includes skiers doing things similar to this vid...but 10 years ago :)
Do you really think the locatio of this vid is unique? Where have you been for the past 10 years?
A few points -
I think its safe to say the first snowsports tricksters were 70's hot dog skiers. I even remember a session in Cairngorm about 1978?
A great ski film that featuring a 9 year old urban skiing to school ( alas only a tiny bit in the clip)
Oh and for the record girls do tricks as well - I was involved with the filming of Dropstitch the worlds first all girl snowboard movie - that yes contained urban riding.
All.I.Can is great film but the genre is getting full of greta films which are all slowly becoming a cliche. Personally I'm a fan of Nick Waggoner's work - as I know it comes from the heart not from a brand manager.
It's the continuity of the location and length of it, rather than the fact that street furniture is being used.
I have it, good film. Always good to watch people's reaction to the girl with her lip split in two (sorry can't remember her name and don't have the time to look it up).
> Humans define themselves by their differences, not their similarities.
Not all humans, just the ones who aren't like me.
Have you seen Dave Kerr recently? He was asking after you.
Blah, blah, blah... my shite smells better than yours...
More blah, nope mine does. And so on.
It's all good. And All.I.Can was a good flick. And to see JP do that after his big crash in 2003 and being pretty much paralized is even more awesome...
BTW. Just this Xmas I watched a ski-flick from the early 40s in US (US Army Winter Training material)... The guys were doing tricks already then on teles... So snowboards and (alpine) skiers are pretty late in the game.
> Blah, blah, blah... my shite smells better than yours...
> More blah, nope mine does. And so on.
Not really sure what you're picking up on tbh, nowbody has said it's crap. I've probably been the most critical about it and I've said it's ok, I just pointed out that it's not original as some people seem to think...and as you now say yourself.
As I said, nothing wrong with it, it's ok, but it's not in any way original or groundbreaking.
I thought it was better than OK, in terms of the way it was shot, the editing, the matching to the soundtrack. Nice little concept expertly delivered and that must have taken no small effort.
Sure the tricks may not be cutting edge, but that's not really the point is it?
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