Philosophically and physically, the DVD box is two discs with riders segments separated between the two discs. Although all make cameos throughout, this seems to be done purposely with the goal of exploring the Right Brain Left Brain thought processes of the Think Thank characters. For example, Gus Engle has a segment on one disc filled with his usual shenanigans, but on the other he throws cold, clean, stylish jibs on a variety of features. Visconti, wow! He's had a prolific year with all the Dangerzones and what looks to be a growing list of sponsors, and his part does not disappoint. Creative, surprising, and fun - everything a seg should be. Further, an unexpected and well executed cliff drop sequence was a treat from a normally jib-jedi kid.
The motion graphics for this movie were unexpectedly great. As usual, the hand-drawn sketch, the rough design, and unique flavor permeate through all their graphics and art. Notable, In Jesse Burtner's segment, he 50-50's a LONG, low consequence rail, but the motion graphics seem to blur the objective world with the subjective, creating a deja-vu experience akin to a dream.
Jess Kimura also has a stand-out part, she is truly a bad ass. Her bonus section put it all into perspective. She takes some of the hardest falls, gets as angry as LeBlanc, and tries again.
Speaking of bonuses, a bonus feature entitled Media Hour is one that mainly focuses on photographer Mike Yoshida, and, basically, how out of control he is. This had me laughing SO hard.
Through Jesse Burtner's, Tim Eddy's and Blair Habenicht's segments it is apparent these guys are always progressing their riding by challenging themselves and trying different things. These 3 all have super committing backcountry lines in their segments, but these lines are done with the creativity and the joy seen in their urban riding. I'd be stoked to see them continue exploring the backcountry and applying their unique brand of snowboarding to it.
In conclusion, a great movie well worth the bucks.
Olympic gold-medalist Joss Christensen took to social media this weekend after being stalked by two females for over three days. The pair of stalkers first approached Joss outside his gym and asked for a picture. The next day he spotted them near his mother's house while he was visiting. The pair then followed the Park City skier back to his cabin yesterday, which turned out to be the final straw. He took to his Instagram to post the following message, urging the females to leave him alone
The 2017 TGR Hall of Fame At the 2017 TGR Family Dinner, co-founders Todd and Steve Jones announced the first round of inductees into the TGR Hall of Fame, bringing back many stoked memories of the incredible work these athletes have done throughout their lives. The inductees and their families were in attendance, receiving a three-night stay at the Teton Mountain Lodge during the world premiere weekend. All three athletes led storied careers, pioneering the world of freeskiing and
It's lunchtime, 1620 metres above sea level in the Top Hut. Above the scuffle of snow boots and jangle of nutcrackers (the standard-issue metal attachment everyone uses to grip the rope tow), benevolent banter fills the building. "You guys here for lunch?" "Picked a great weekend for it! Forecast is for these snow flurries to continue all night..." "Rock n' roll." Wearing harnesses and broad smiles, riders and sliders mingle in the kitchen, reception/dining/bar area and lounge as warm