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Griff, Smoothy, and Fabi Explore Austria’s Skiing and Culture

Skiing is deeply ingrained in Austrian culture, from big-mountain shredding to downhill racing. As such, it only seemed appropriate to send Sam Smoothy and Griff Post across the pond this season. Griff was born in Austria, rendering him a natural choice, and Smoothy is an international man of mystery and stoke. Joined by local shredder Fabian Lentsch, the trio set out to take advantage of the region’s offerings. Buoyed by an unprecedentedly-deep early season snowpack, they laced up lines that are normally only filled in much later in the year.

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Besides skiing, they also took advantage of Austria’s incomparable apres-ski culture, enjoying post-shred beers and schnitzel at several of the region’s countless mountain lodge/restaurants. Not to mention, they got front row seats at the Hahnenkamm—arguably the world’s most prestigious downhill ski race. All in all, it was a trip for the books.

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The Athlete Edits: Blake Wilson Takes Flight in Colorado
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The Athlete Edits: Blake Wilson Takes Flight in Colorado

The Athlete Edits: Blake Wilson Takes Flight in Colorado

Blake Wilson has been making big moves in the ski world for the past few years, first securing a spot in Level 1's 2019 SuperUnknown XVI, then winning the whole event on virtue of his stylish and creative park skiing. The powers that be at TGR were paying close attention, and jumped at the opportunity to include Wilson in Make Believe, our 2020 snow film. Joined by fellow Faction rider Tim McChesney and CO local Colter Hinchliffe, Wilson headed to the Colorado backcountry to do what he does

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The Athlete Edits: Tim McChesney
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The Athlete Edits: Tim McChesney

The Athlete Edits: Tim McChesney

Tim McChesney might be the new guy on TGR’s roster of athletes, but he’s no newbie to ski films. After honing his skills in freestyle competitions, McChesney developed a knack for skiing in front of the camera. He’s the kind of skier that’s a freestyle swiss army knife, able to throw big tricks in urban, park, and backcountry settings. As one of the more veteran members of the Faction team, he’s traveled the globe for all kinds of film segments with Level 1 and Good Company. This year he

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VIDEO: Strictly is Back with the Trailer for ‘Bermuda’
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VIDEO: Strictly is Back with the Trailer for ‘Bermuda’

VIDEO: Strictly is Back with the Trailer for ‘Bermuda’

The Strictly crew busted onto the ski film scene last year with , available free online here. Combining world-class skiing with lighthearted vibes, their first film received critical acclaim from all corners of the internet. After such a successful first release, it's no surprise that Strictly is back with what promises to be a worthy second offering. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 Featuring the original gang plus some new faces, the trailer for has the same combination of