IDEA was one of Eric Iberg’s biggest contributions to ski filmmaking and a major break from the ski porn of the time, which was just fading out of its obsession with ska and fast action at the time. You can clearly read the strong hints of Pre-Nimbus Nimbus style in this movie, along with the same crew, most of the same tricks, and definitely the same style and pace. Here’s what you gotta love in IDEA:
-Andy Mahre doing one of the first stalefishes
-Eric Pollard shredding in that ridiculous orange Helly Hansen one-piece survival suit on his EP Pros, some of the noodliest sticks on the market
-Most of the Nimbus crew, especially Pep Fujas, throwing some of the best tricks of their career
-Skiing pow switch for the sake of skiing pow switch, which no one does anymore because it’s ugly
-Entry of shitty Cali P-esque reggae into ski edits, never to leave
-Annoying or slow piano and other kinds of slow music, a precursor to all future Nimbus soundtracks.
-Pep more or less owning the movie