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Bopuc
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26/05/2020 10:35 am  

Just stumbled across this. 2 months old?

Really fantastic drone flying to catch these shots.


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27/05/2020 8:46 am  

Yeah its great, even with some slo mo.


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02/08/2020 11:58 am  

On a lighter, more fun note in these times. Dope Mt. Hood edit by Gimbalgod/Spenny & Monster Energy crew. Enjoy.

PS. Sage on a next level w/ the hardway spins. With solid style, too 🤯.


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09/09/2020 11:34 am  

Danny Davis on Bombhole pod. Solid epi, even gets into gear nerd talk 🤓 ie. setup, stance, stock vs custom decks, etc. Cool he mods his binders a lot, especially to make it super light (makes sense with his increasing splitboarding interest). B apparently not too happy about it, tho lol.

And cool part about his main custom board, a modernized Haakon Air for pipe. But rides stock everywhere else, apparently. But yeah, great watch/listen.


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09/09/2020 7:56 pm  

been finally catching up on snow/skate podcasts. looking forward to this one. 


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16/09/2020 10:59 pm  

I caught Art of Flight for the first time in years on Red Bull streaming. I always thought that movie was overhyped, so thought I'd give it another chance. Obviously the level of riding is insane and the quality of the footage is still amazing, but overall the film feels really disjointed. Random riders popping in and out of the footage (rippers, but still). Random documentary voiceovers with no meaningful storytelling or insight. And of course gratuitous slow-mo shots of helicopters.

Also the riders do some STAGGERINGLY stupid shit I didn't appreciate when I was younger. The Patagonia sequence is maddening. Rice and Landvik fly out to the middle of nowhere on the tip of South America, the pilot has to keep the heli running, the weather is shifting, and everyone is freaking out they're going to run out of fuel at the edge of the world... all for a claim, some crappy helmet cam footage, and a few ok heli shots. Risk-benefit profile was waaaaaay skewed towards the risk.

One thing I will give it, the music selection is fucking fantastic.


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17/09/2020 1:52 am  

A tremendous ego trip with some sick riding mixed in


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17/09/2020 3:03 am  
Posted by: @kimchi

I caught Art of Flight for the first time in years on Red Bull streaming. I always thought that movie was overhyped, so thought I'd give it another chance. Obviously the level of riding is insane and the quality of the footage is still amazing, but overall the film feels really disjointed. Gratuitious shots of helicopters. Random riders popping in and out of the footage (rippers, but still). Random documentary voiceovers with no meaningful storytelling or insight. And of course gratuitous slow-mo shots of helicopters.

Also the riders do some STAGGERINGLY stupid shit that I don't think I appreciated when I was younger. The Patagonia sequence is maddening. Rice and Landvik fly out to the middle of nowhere on the tip of South America, the pilot has to keep the heli running, the weather is shifting, and everyone is freaking out they're going to run out of fuel at the edge of the world... all for a claim, some crappy helmet cam footage, and a few ok heli shots. Risk-benefit profile was waaaaaay skewed towards the risk.

One thing I will give it, the music selection is fucking fantastic.

Pretty sure they waaayyy overstated the risk, the time limit for the helo etc for dramatic effect and to make it more 'extreme. Highly doubt that they were in any real danger (other then from riding the gnarly chute, which is something they can obviously manage).

 

Not that this makes it any better...


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17/09/2020 9:48 am  
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I caught Art of Flight for the first time in years on Red Bull streaming. I always thought that movie was overhyped, so thought I'd give it another chance. Obviously the level of riding is insane and the quality of the footage is still amazing, but overall the film feels really disjointed. Gratuitious shots of helicopters. Random riders popping in and out of the footage (rippers, but still). Random documentary voiceovers with no meaningful storytelling or insight. And of course gratuitous slow-mo shots of helicopters.

Also the riders do some STAGGERINGLY stupid shit that I don't think I appreciated when I was younger. The Patagonia sequence is maddening. Rice and Landvik fly out to the middle of nowhere on the tip of South America, the pilot has to keep the heli running, the weather is shifting, and everyone is freaking out they're going to run out of fuel at the edge of the world... all for a claim, some crappy helmet cam footage, and a few ok heli shots. Risk-benefit profile was waaaaaay skewed towards the risk.

One thing I will give it, the music selection is fucking fantastic.

Pretty sure they waaayyy overstated the risk, the time limit for the helo etc for dramatic effect and to make it more 'extreme. Highly doubt that they were in any real danger (other then from riding the gnarly chute, which is something they can obviously manage).

 

Not that this makes it any better...

I hope so. But in the BC sequence Rice mentions historic avy risk... and they go anyway and the squads sets off multiple heavy slabs in high consequence terrain, until Landvik gets caught, smacks a tree, and gets carried over a 50+ ft drop. Maybe the avy montage was just creative editing, but Landvik moaning about everything sliding while writhing in pain doesn't seem to be for dramatic effect.

I know the ins-and-out of BC filming, maybe professional snowboarders are always that stupid in big terrain and they just edit out the slides, but it was eye-opening for me. I had zero avalanche awareness when I first saw the movie but have gotten into BC over the past few years. Even from my avy 101 level of knowledge, feels like a staggering level of negligence.


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17/09/2020 10:25 am  

I can tell you from personal connections (and it’s not hard to perceive if you’ve followed the films and his interviews) that part of what ultimately brought Lando to having a full breakdown was the intensity of the shit that goes down over the years with those movies, and the pressure of being part of it. That’s effectively why he walked away from brainfarm during 4th Phase. Regarding the avy scene where he smacks his leg, that wasn’t dramatized in my opinion, though other aspects throughout the film definitely are. I’d generally agree with @Alexxx on “a tremendous ego trip with some sick riding mixed in,” specifically looking at Rice 😜

I don’t mind the films and have enjoyed them, but they aren’t something I watch often


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17/09/2020 11:53 am  

My impression has been that the shrinking compensation for pro riders and the flooding of the digital space with insane amounts of video footage have pushed pro riders into higher and higher consequence terrain. It is paralleled in the contest scene, where triple corks (and their crazy risks) are seemingly the only way to win in the pipe, big air, slopestyle, etc.

With The Red Bull Media/Brainfarm movies, I understood that another issue was the pressure to deliver footage that justified the size of the budgets for those movies and one-upped the ridiculous shit done in the last one. The Art of Flight heli budget alone must have been worth about a decade of ThinkThank movies.


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18/09/2020 11:36 am  
Posted by: @matty

My impression has been that the shrinking compensation for pro riders and the flooding of the digital space with insane amounts of video footage have pushed pro riders into higher and higher consequence terrain. It is paralleled in the contest scene, where triple corks (and their crazy risks) are seemingly the only way to win in the pipe, big air, slopestyle, etc.

With The Red Bull Media/Brainfarm movies, I understood that another issue was the pressure to deliver footage that justified the size of the budgets for those movies and one-upped the ridiculous shit done in the last one. The Art of Flight heli budget alone must have been worth about a decade of ThinkThank movies.

First point, I'd definitely buy that in the past 5 years, I'm not sure about circa-2010 and 2011 when AOF was filmed. Smartphones and social media was still in relative infancy, user-generated video content wasn't nearly as ubiquitous, "influencers" weren't really a thing.

On second point, yea I see that. AOF definitely has a bigger-is-better mentality. I'm watching That's It, That's All now and I'm struck by how much organic it feels. Better flow. Interludes feel tighter (although still occasionally pointless). Feels like with AOF they just went: MOAR. MOAR SLOW MO. MOAR HELICOPTERS. MOAR DANGER. MOAR LOCATIONS. MOAR EXTREEEEEEME!


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18/09/2020 11:45 am  

Need to watch Let it Ride to balance it out


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18/09/2020 11:02 pm  

Yep


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20/09/2020 9:53 am  

made a shredit from last year, before covid


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