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Candide Thovex Again Proves He Doesn’t Need Snow to Rip

Writing about Candide Thovex's skiing, at a certain point, becomes exhausting.

The Flying Frenchman's style is so otherworldly, so prone to inducing hyperbole, that eventually you run out of things to say about it. He accomplishes things on two planks beyond the realm of what most would think is humanly possible, and trying to produce some string of words to effectively describe it is like attempting to ice skate uphill. 

So sit back and enjoy the five minutes of magic Thovex and Audi cooked up for their latest ad, titled simply "Ski the World." Then, go take five minutes out of your day to thank whatever deity you believe in that you are lucky enough to exist in the same era as Thovex and bear witness to his ski wizardry.

I’m not sure, but I think I just watched a car commercial.

I appreciate the article and the video but to even attempt to claim that this is the greatest ski edit ever is a stretch don’t you think? There is no doubt the Candide rips, and even on dirt and sand and what not but people are acting like it’s the first time somebodies put an edit out of them ripping on somthing other than snow.

In my opinion I think it would have been more impressive if Candide had explored other ski scenes and showed his creativity through lets say a big mountain line in Argentina or him finding natural hits on ice flows in Antarctica.

All in all I think it was a great video but not the greatest edit of all time. Put 100 other pro skiers in his scenario with Audi backing them and amazing filming equipment and you would be hard pressed to say that Candide is the onky skier to be able to do this.

He should think about wearing a helmet…

I’d love to see a behind the scenes for this video? I can’t even fathom how some of it is done.
Also, how many skis does it take to,do,all the abusive shots.

Well, some of it is clearly done with post-production editing, as can be seen in the ocean scene if you pause it and look at the skis frame by frame.  Pretty sloppy really, and makes you wonder how much of the rest of it was special effects vs real footage.

Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, and his vids are all highly entertaining.  Bringing studio magic into the mix just cheapens the wow factor a bit.

This man is crazy. He just threw away the conventional idea of skiing y going these stunts. I was literally awestruck to see him ski through the Great Wall of China and the tropical forests. It was really a stunning video to watch.
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