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Best skier in the world.

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In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Adequate skills.

 Sans-Plan 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

your links are broken, but I'm guessing its Candide Thovex ?

In reply to Sans-Plan:

I was messing around with the link and lost it,should be back up?

It's Sam Kuch..from BC...although Candide is an all time favourite...

 mike123 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:v

> Surely there can't be anything to be better at than this.....😉

brain surgery ?

vaccine development ?

Latte art ? 

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In reply to mike123:

Latte art could be quite handy...🤣

 Sans-Plan 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Will take a look.

My all time favourite ski sequence is still the late great JP Auclairs street ski section in All.I.Can, the cinematography alone is enough to keep me watching it.

 DaveHK 02 Feb 2021
In reply to mike123:

> v

> brain surgery ?

> vaccine development ?

> Latte art ? 

A nice cup of tea and a good sit down.

 DaveHK 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Sans-Plan:

> Will take a look.

> My all time favourite ski sequence is still the late great JP Auclairs street ski section in All.I.Can, the cinematography alone is enough to keep me watching it.

That's magic and introduced me to LCD Soundsystem.

 Sans-Plan 02 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

> That's magic and introduced me to LCD Soundsystem.

 Yes, that track is a good one in particular.

 n1ge 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Well it depends what the criteria for determining best skier are. It certainly looks like he's up there with the best freeride skiers but how do you think he'd do in a world cup downhill race on the Hahnenkamm?

In reply to n1ge:

I think we know the answer.....I remember seeing Bode Miller try Free Style skiing and I think it took some adapting....

 Timy2 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

The late Patrick Vallencant (Argentiere) outstanding extreme skier who pushed boundaries.

In reply to Sans-Plan:

Good call....I always like Bella Coola..Salomon Freeski.

Got me into Patrick Watson.

Sam Cohen All in:pt 2..skiing the Chilkat...skiing fluted spines...The weekenders i think??

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In reply to Timy2:

I watching a ski clip the other day and a seasoned skier from this era..said ''do none of you knuckledraggers ever turn anymore"....I thought it was funny.

 MJAngry 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Shane McConkey FTW

youtube.com/watch?v=324FwKOh2wE&

 HeMa 02 Feb 2021
In reply to MJAngry:

Saucer boy was great. 
 

and while one of his mates mom isn’t the best skier in the world. She’s still to be admired. 
 

When I grow older, I wanna be like Bunny!

vimeo.com/40310478

In reply to HeMa:

And Mike Douglas thinks he's old...

In reply to n1ge:

Just watched Urs Kryenbuehl crash from last week....he wasn't moving!

 Myfyr Tomos 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Franz Klammer winning Olympic gold at Patscherkofel in 1976 still holds a very special place in my book.

 bouldery bits 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Ole Einer Bjoerndalen 

No contest.

 mike123 02 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

> Latte art could be quite handy...🤣

there you go : 

youtube.com/watch?v=XGSL0vqm2e4&

Spectacularly useless .  

In reply to mike123:

Thanks...🤣

In reply to bouldery bits:

I admire these athletes...

 freeflyer 03 Feb 2021
In reply to n1ge:

> Well it depends what the criteria for determining best skier are. It certainly looks like he's up there with the best freeride skiers but how do you think he'd do in a world cup downhill race on the Hahnenkamm?

Do they ski on grit, at all?

 Webster 04 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

... is the one having the most fun.

In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Axel Naglich and Peter Ressmann's ski descent of Mount St. Elias was pretty impressive...

In reply to Webster:

> ... is the one having the most fun.

👍....

 guffers_hump 04 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

For pure freeride and Steezy-ness its gotta be Candide Thovex

 Numptynut 04 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

That's not skiing it's 'falling with style'

 Timy2 04 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Very true

In reply to Numptynut:

> That's not skiing it's 'falling with style'

>

The trick is to keep both skis on....

Never happens to me..

 Carless 04 Feb 2021
In reply to HeMa:

> When I grow older, I wanna be like Bunny!

I'm getting towards that age and I wanna be like Bunny too!

In reply to Webster:

> ... is the one having the most fun.

youtube.com/watch?v=K2sFPCx85m0&

 mike123 04 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough: if that boy gets his rosetta sorted he s got it made. (just watched it twice with a brew and a nice sit down)

In reply to mike123:

You're selling your coffee making abilities, once lockdown is finished you'll have queue of punters.

Unfortunately I can only watch ski films at the moment,this time last year I was falling down the Swiss Wall..🤣

In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

I remember seeing longer footage of this clip youtube.com/watch?v=CUxS9B0IjUQ&  on telly years ago and being blown away.

 Henry Iddon 04 Feb 2021
In reply to n1ge:

Yup - Alexis Pinturault  or Beat Feuz aint to bad  skiers !

The Rocket hasn't had a bad season either !

( Nor Bolshunov for that matter ) 

 graeme jackson 05 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Not heard of most of the names on here but when I was learning, Jean Claude Killy was the best and will remain so in my mind. 

 DaveHK 05 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

One of my favourite bits of ski film doesn't really involve much skiing, it's the interview with Stephano de Benedetti in Steep. So calm and unassuming.

 HeMa 05 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

Steep as a whole is a great one.

i also liked the doc about skiing Grand Teron... can’t remember the name of it though.

in fact, I vastly prefer the older flicks. Much more low key, but a lot better vibe. The first Freeradicals flicks were really good. As was 1999 and the earlier Walls of Freedom by Scott Gaffney.

 DaveHK 05 Feb 2021
In reply to HeMa:

> Steep as a whole is a great one.

> i also liked the doc about skiing Grand Teron... can’t remember the name of it though.

> in fact, I vastly prefer the older flicks. Much more low key, but a lot better vibe. The first Freeradicals flicks were really good. As was 1999 and the earlier Walls of Freedom by Scott Gaffney.

I can't cope with much of that yeehaw rad to the power of gnarrr type stuff. Quiet, thoughtful people who love the mountains just getting on doing what they do is more my thing. Always liked Andreas Fransson for that reason.

 HeMa 05 Feb 2021
In reply to DaveHK:

> I can't cope with much of that yeehaw rad to the power of gnarrr type stuff.

Older Freeradicals were not like MSP or TGR flicks. More skiing, and less yeehaw etc. That might be simply cause it was just a bunch of friends in a car or two skiing and filming. The US big productions were much more flamboyent even during that time.

But if low key flicks are your thing, try to get 1999 or Walls of Freedom from somewhere (Scott or his brother might still have them on sale in DVD on their website). While they feature some nice skiing, they are both slower paced and actually tell a story.

 Timy2 05 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Heres how Sylvain Saudan used to train.

#TBT | Sylvain Saudan Skiing on the Stones | Unofficial Networks

In reply to HeMa:

Teton?...

youtube.com/watch?v=wEPWPxKU7Gk&

Sherpa make some nice little films...Canadian based.

They did one about Colombia River which links the Powder Highway.

 HeMa 05 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Nope. A friend made that documentary. And it’s not Sherpa Cinema. All.I.Can was a nice flick by them though. 
 

afaik the doc I’m talkin’ about was only published on DVD in the early to mid 2000. Like said, I have that (and other early 2000, or earlier like Walls of Freedom and 1999) on a box somewhere. 

 facet 05 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Sorry you are all wrong... this is the best skier in the world, and best ski video

vimeo.com/63015232

In reply to HeMa:

> Nope. A friend made that documentary. And it’s not Sherpa Cinema. All.I.Can was a nice flick by them though. 

> afaik the doc I’m talkin’ about was only published on DVD in the early to mid 2000. Like said, I have that (and other early 2000, or earlier like Walls of Freedom and 1999) on a box somewhere. 

When you said Grand Teron I thought you meant Grand Teton..sorry.

Your friend made with film again?...I'll be keen to watch it..

Teton Gravity Research make some nice films.

 HeMa 06 Feb 2021
In reply to Shaun mcmurrough:

Ah. I do mean Grand Teton.  Teton -> Teron is autocorrect :facepalm:


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