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JACKSON, Wyo. (October 18, 2016) While filming in the Neacola Mountains for TGR’s twenty-first anniversary film, Tight Loose, skier Sam Smoothy left all his hesitations and fear in the Southern Hemisphere, launching a massive front flip, crashing hard, and somehow also skied out of another crash later in the trip. Smoothy instantly gained the respect of a fairly formidable trio of TGR athletes, Angel Collinson, Nick McNutt, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa.
“You probably recognize Sam Smoothy from his winning run at Vallnord Arcalis during last year's Freeride World Tour,” says TGR founder, Steve Jones. “The New Zealand skier made an impossible link up in mediocre snow conditions. Naturally, we at Teton Gravity Research knew that we had to get this kid up to Alaska. The hard-charging skiing and an infectiously comedic demeanor of this New Zealander embodying the spirit of what it means to be Tight Loose.”
Now available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Video & Google Play, Tight Loose marksthe TGR’s twenty-first year in business and is currently touring the nation to great acclaim, following its world premiere in Jackson, WY. The film brings viewers a mix of humor, historic and archival footage, and explained esoteric jargon to create a film that is fun, entertaining and action packed. From India to Alaska, viewers discover riding in the most spectacular places on earth.
“Because our 21st year in operation involves some of the most significant undertakings in our history, we wanted to create a snow film that was fun, light-hearted, and personable, but stays action-packed,” says TGR CEO, Todd Jones. “Tight Loose takes viewers across the world to showcase our athletes’ incredible technical abilities in the world’s most extreme terrain, but keeps everyone laughing along the way.”
Athletes: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Tim Durtschi, Angel Collinson, Jeremy Jones, Dane Tudor, Dash Longe, Dylan Hood, Griffin Post, Johnny Collinson, Mark Carter, Nick McNutt, Sam Smoothy, Sammy Luebke, Lucas Debari, Hadley Hammer.
Locations: Jackson Hole, Wyoming / Golden, BC / Whitewater Ski Resort, BC / Gulmarg, India / Island Lake Lodge, BC / North Cascade Heli, WA / Tordrillos Range, Alaska / Neacola Range, AK / Squaw Valley, California
About Teton Gravity Research
TGR is the leading brand in adventure, action-sports, and youth-culture media. TGR’s world-class storytelling has captivated audiences for 21 years. With a global, multi-channel footprint, a thriving millennial audience, award-winning multimedia film projects, a rapidly growing experiential platform, and unprecedented viral content, Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest growing media brands on the planet. TGR is a proud member of Protect Our Winters, 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation and IMBA. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.
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