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    Almost Ablaze

    Just great. Season opener was last night.

    I'm biased towards all the Jackson shots, but the night segment was incredible. Stole the show. Very imaginative.

    Also, this was the best music in any TGR movie.

    Almost Abaze got us stoked for ski season.
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    Any idea when this will be available for download?

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    I wasnt sure how the outdoor viewing would go, but damn, it was a blast! That night seggy at Targhee was the tits! I feel like that had to have been a magical mushroom kind of night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by japanada View Post
    I wasnt sure how the outdoor viewing would go, but damn, it was a blast! That night seggy at Targhee was the tits! I feel like that had to have been a magical mushroom kind of night!
    Glad you liked it! 'Twas a super fun night indeed, although being of medium height, I had to pretty much stand in the beer tent to get a good sightline. Not that I was complaining about that....

    Got to hang out and take some photos during one of the night sessions at Targhee and aside from being freezing as hell, it was pretty cool to watch. Especially since, out of the shot, Sage was dropping about four feet to flat into the Targhee overflow lot for a bunch of those shots. Pretty amazing seeing him ski so confidently in the night, with a projector blasting in his face, and often without goggles. It was just like trying to get down that access road after a fresh 18" had fallen that night, in a no-clearance VW, pretty much getting barrelled with no traction or visibility the whole way down. Those guys ended up staying til dawn, though. Have been holding onto these shots for awhile, but might as well do something with them now:

















    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeJ View Post
    Any idea when this will be available for download?
    I think iTunes downloads go up in mid-October... wanna say the 15th but it usually moves around a couple days depending on how quickly Apple gets it through their program.
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    We were sad to miss it- had a wedding to attend at the top of the gondi though so that wasn't too bad.
    Those stills look amazing- can't wait until it's on itunes!!!

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    Saw Ablaze here in town last night. Great sound track. Angel Collinson's segment was my favorite; two words to describe her skiing: fucking badass.

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    Curmudgeon Alert! i thought the film was ok. some sick lines for sure, and standout performances from angel collison and mcnutt.... but i have to disagree with the fact that the soundtrack was really good or something. the only tracks that i would have put in the film was the stones track during the moran segment and the talking heads opener. those songs are unforgetable, and will always be played somewhere. most of the rest of the soundtrack was utterly blah, but that is just taste. i like songs that contain creative and energetic drumming. does pro tools not have any options for a drum fill or what? just put a bunch of 80's metallica in next years film please, or has that already been done?

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    Skip to :40, jong.

    Pretty sure I've heard a (true?) story where TGR got free music out of Metallica to put in their ski porn back in the day.


    Can't believe that was waaay back in 2003
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    Can't wait to see this movie!

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    jeez name calling isnt cool, neither is failure to recognize some pretty obvious irony. after such a huge winter, i was a little disappointed that both tgr films had their most dramatic moments skiing ice. whatevs, the storm show movie will be rad im sure, they always are

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    I really liked this one. That is all.

    Italy was awesome.
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    Yeah, it's up on iTunes now...

    Watched it in a couple of sittings. Some banger segments and a few standout lines that I'll have to actually rewatch to remember who/where.... but the Italy segment stood out... Could feel the stoke... As did the Le Grave, as it wasn't the typical crush a line rinse and repeat. The skiing was flawed, and I like that, showed them skiing more than just some blower.

    It did seem like they tacked a few sements on
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    One of the better TGR films in recent years for sure.

    Things that were good:
    -Spines and such
    -Much lighter on Sage talking

    Things that were "meh"
    -That projector segment
    -Sage talking, except when he was super gripped on the edge of that cliff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post

    Skip to :40, jong.

    Pretty sure I've heard a (true?) story where TGR got free music out of Metallica to put in their ski porn back in the day.


    Can't believe that was waaay back in 2003
    man Havent watched that in so long.... Looks like it was my best segment to this day...
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    ^^ Sage, question for you. Was there any point during that gnarly drop off that you considered having the heli come back to get you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chompfacekillah View Post
    man Havent watched that in so long.... Looks like it was my best segment to this day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by My Pet Powder Goat View Post

    Skip to :40, jong.

    Pretty sure I've heard a (true?) story where TGR got free music out of Metallica to put in their ski porn back in the day.


    Can't believe that was waaay back in 2003
    The line at 2:10

    It's well documented that Lars likes to ski and has hung out with the tgr crew...so probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    One of the better TGR films in recent years for sure.

    Things that were good:
    -Spines and such
    -Much lighter on Sage talking

    Things that were "meh"
    -That projector segment
    -Sage talking, except when he was super gripped on the edge of that cliff!
    I like that the next comment was from the man himself. i shouldnt have pooh-poohed the film, it was cool. but is would have switched up the tunes. with a name like "Almost Ablaze" i thought the banger segment was gonna be set to a rockin "Fire on the Mountain"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrdM-A9tYuY

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    [/QUOTE]It's well documented that Lars likes to ski and has hung out with the tgr crew...so probably.[/QUOTE]

    I have some friends that ski with him at the Yellowstone Club. sounds like a cool dude

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    Saw Higher at the Santa Monica Pier but we are getting short changed on almost ablaze. All the socal mags are pissed. Where is our ski porn????????????
    I need to go to Utah.
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    So after 15 years we finally made it to Utah.....


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    Watched it last night. Outstanding!

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