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Candide Kamera is Still Ridiculous Ten Years Later

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.

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As an interesting aside, the 2009 competition was decided by viewers texting in their votes. It's almost as though the audience preferred Dumont's stylish and creative trick to Olsson's raw angular velocity. Wild thought.


Why bring up bygone X-Games Big Air competitions? The point is that some disciplines of skiing have progressed so far in a decade as to be borderline-unrecognizable. Now, let's compare Candide's 2009 freeriding with last year's nominees for Powder's 'Best Line' :


Ridiculous lines laced up by talented skiers, no doubt, and it's clear that cameras and drones have improved dramatically since 2009. But is the pinnacle of 2019 freeriding borderline-unrecognizable from Candide Kamera? We don't think so. Want to do more research? Here's Candide's second installment:

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POV: Just Another Gnarly Day in Chamonix
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POV: Just Another Gnarly Day in Chamonix

POV: Just Another Gnarly Day in Chamonix

Chamonix had a somewhat strange season this year, with unseasonably hot weather in April followed by massive snowstorms in May. For weeks, locals were concerned about their favorite lines not coming into shape this year, but that all seems to have changed. Check out this rowdy clip from FWT champion and Cham local Leo Slemett teaming up with fellow local and IFMGA guide Ross Hewitt on a descent of a classic line off the Aiguille du Midi. Nothing like scaring yourself silly before skiing up to

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Super Frenchie Ski BASE Jumps Off Mont Blanc’s Summit
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Super Frenchie Ski BASE Jumps Off Mont Blanc’s Summit

Super Frenchie Ski BASE Jumps Off Mont Blanc’s Summit

Congratulations are in order for Matthias Giraud, also known as the Super Frenchie, who ski-BASE jumped off a serac near the summit of Mont Blanc yesterday, June 24th, 2019. The Frenchman became the first ever to jump from the Eiger, Matterhorn, and Mont Blanc, and also snagged the record for highest-altitude ski-BASE jump (14,298 feet).  RELATED: Climbers Illegally Land Plane Near Mont Blanc's Summit Giraud's caption on Youtube provides some insight into what

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Throwback: Adam Delorme is a Butter Deity
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Throwback: Adam Delorme is a Butter Deity

Throwback: Adam Delorme is a Butter Deity

If you've been watching ski edits for less than five years, there's a decent chance that you haven't even heard of Adam Delorme. His skiing was and still is incredible, but he doesn't have the exposure which has become common among skiing's elite. Homie doesn't even have an Instagram (gasp!).   RELATED: Angel Collinson Annihilates Alaska If you don't know who we're talking about, this edit is the perfect introduction to Delorme's skiing. He's not going to spin into the future— in fact