In this episode of Teton Gravity Research's web series Blast From The Past, we take a look back at Candide Thovex's ground-breaking segment from TGR's 2006 feature film, Anomaly. From his hometown of La Clusaz, France, to Aspen, Colorado, to Seward, Alaska, Candide Thovex absolutely crushes everything in his path from park jumps, to the X Games, to the big mountains. Shortly after this, Candide hurt his back and was out of the ski game until about 2010. Now in 2012, Candide is back with his own movie titled Few Words. TGR's Blast From The Past web series will take you back in time to revisit some of our favorite film segments from 15 years of action sports filmmaking. From shredding Alaska spines set to Metallica to surfing El Salvador's endless beaches, Blast From The Past is your one stop for TGR's greatest film segments. Click Here To Get Old School And Rip In Blast From The Past Click Here To Buy Anomaly
Skiing has come a long way in a mere decade. In 2009, Simon Dumont won Big Air gold at the X-Games with a double-frontflip, beating Jon Olsson's cork 1080. That's right: the winner of the world's premier big air competition rotated only twice on a single axis. Ten years later, Birk Ruud won gold at the 2019 X-Games in Aspen with 1620s both ways: a right double and switch left triple. In terms of technicality, it's almost a different sport. RELATED: Simon Dumont's Slumdog
When winter starts to fade, our minds start to shift from snow to dirt. Freeskier Andri Ragettli and friends were having similar thoughts, it seems. As spring took hold of Laax, Switzerland, Ragettli teamed up with his brother Gian to get one last lap in on the mountain before heading down low to shred some singletrack. Of course, when you see the name Ragettli, it means creative tricks off big features all over the mountain, just like the master Candide himself. Maybe they should link up?
This installment of might be the most hair-raising to date. The Landry Line on Colorado's 14,025-foot Pyramid Peak is steep, exposed, and hard to access, well-deserving of its reputation as one of the state's premier test pieces. Luckily, Cody and Bjarne were able to recruit the help of two locals: Pete Gaston, a randonee racer, and Penn Newhard, who coauthored the book which inspired the project. RELATED: The Fifty Ep.12- The Grand Teton ft. Jimmy Chin Cody performs some boot surgery atop