Talk about getting the shaft! Giray separated his AC joint a week after finishing the semester and quitting his job, rehabbed, got back on skis by mid-February, then shattered his pelvis at War of Rails. Thankfully, Giray is a huge nerd, and will have no problem finding a real job as an engineer. Stay in school, kids!
For the good edits category
Thankfully, the West Coast Session team did us all a favor but putting all the people BroBomb fans would actually want to see on one team, saving us a lot of time sifting through a bunch of boring edits looking for the guys with good style. A lineup of Rob Huele, Jeff Cury, Jake Doan, John Kutcher, Nicky Keefer, Kieran McVeigh, Will Wesson, and new chick on the block Kristie Beavert, is enough to make you squeal. Get that crew in front of McFalls and other perennial BB young gun fave Jeff Kohnstamm (who Shane was surprised to learn is still in high school), and it’s enough to make us blush. There’s a bunch of cool shit that goes down – Rob’s flat 3 gap to wallride, John’s nosebutter to down rail, and then everything Jeff Curry and Nicky do, and also a barani. Go team!
Some of you youg’ens might not be familiar with the video technology being used in the first part of this edit, as camera nerd Shane “Can’t believe I just edited a TV show with that infuriating Paul Mitchell commercial with Tucker Perkins” McFalls whipped out both a VHS tape camcorder and a VX 1000 miniDV camera, which is pretty much the Salomon 1080 of skate filmmaking. Those black bars you see on the side of the video, and the square frame itself, is not due to intentional cropping but rather what is known as “4:3 aspect ratio,” which is what everything was filmed on when the space shuttle program was alive and well and Clinton was giving Democrats a sexy name. LEAK: McFalls plans on filming triple, or possibly even quadruple widescreen next year, so Stept’s going to need to Stept it up to quintiple wide.
As for the rest of them, it’s pretty standard ski edit fare. Nice cameras. Baggy pants, tall tees and/or rasta vibrations. Tee shirts worn above all other clothing. Rick Ross. Slow mo. Camera mugging and hands in the air for self-celebration. Doubles. Taylor Seaton does do a nice alley oop 9 on the quarter pipe, and team 9-5 had some nice moves on that bitch, too. Also its great to see girls we’ve never heard of who are good. Chances are they’ll win the X Games next year, which is great, because we’re tired of that talent field being thinner than Nicole Richie on a bad day. There’s a couple grand up for grabs for this thing, but we don’t even know if there’s voting or anything. Have a great holiday weekend, nerds!
Somewhere in a downtown Salt Lake office, Shane McFalls is grumbling about export quality, but then again, he’s the asshole shooting with the VHS camera. Nonetheless, were glad the Montage boys got to hit an enormous jump, although Malone was nowhere to be seen. Also, Parker White is still skiing good, so you should help him out by drinking Monster until your kidneys bleed so that his sponsors can feel his contract is validated. He doesn’t go to the X Games, ya know! Also, congratulations are owed to Team BroBomb member Jon Hartman, who made one tepid step towards adulthood by getting engaged to his long-time woman in a dirty back alley filled with broken bottles in Reykjavik, which for you dummies out there is in a country called Iceland. Not Ireland. In accordance with satanic cult marriage rituals, BroBomb will be using all 2013 merchandise revenue to fund the purchase of unborn fetuses, which will be feasted upon at the wedding to honor the unholy matrimony in front of our dark angel, Lord Lucifer, evil prince of darkness. So…. why don’t a few of you go ahead and buy some Mike tees and sticker packs? We’re running a killer deal that only traditionally religious people with distaste for dark evil would not get down with.
Although we saw him on Team Ganja Force during the Masters this spring, we were too drunk to see if he even skied at all. Nonetheless, Mik D. got back on them skis and threw enough tricks to let us know that his making-so-little-effort-you’d-think-Id-zeach-or-scorp style is still up to the task. According to Inspi-YAHD TO DA WERLD Media:
“After fours years of absence on the snow, here is a little edit from Mickael Deschenaux-Comte filmed over a few hours in March during the orage masters 2013 in Sun Valley ID, he is not planning on be back as a pro-skier but definitely come back and shred a lot more, already having a trip planned to Saas-Fee this summer to shot more, in the meantime head over to his page to follow what he has been up to outside of the ski world , official ambassador & distributor of “Jilted Royalty” the UK based street wear brand, Vocalist in the Metalcore-HxC band called “Edesse”, the management of the shop “Crimson Needlez” in Luzern Switzerland where he works as a body piercer-Modifier, the featurings he has been recording in hip-hop with such faces as Ceekay Jones and more in all these projects he has been achieving.”
To follow the most exciting impending European comeback since Candide, be fan to fan boy it up at https://www.facebook.com/mickjilted, and make sure to keep your shrimp tacos down if extensive body piercing or tattooing makes you uncomfortable.
Everyone talks about wanting to go to Alaska and wanting to do all these dumb and insanely terrifying lines down blind spines and blah blah blah but you know what I want to do? Go somewhere where there’s a ton of cliffs and rollers and where I can try any trick off any cliff or roller and have no consequence if I fuck up. Then I might actually try the bio spin that takes place at 4:00 and land the 2nd bio spin to ever be attempted since 2007, when everyone stopped doing that trick. By the way, for anyone keeping track, Flo Bastien and Pa Chedal (can’t be a real name) are not skiing on next year’s skis and in fact, the company manufacturing one of their pairs of skis has gone completely bankrupt. 1 point scored for the amateurs , -1 point for Sochi.
You know you suck at park skiing when you’re too pussy to wear a tee shirt and no gloves in the spring because you’re worried about getting rug burn and cold hands. I’ll be the first to admit as much so the rest of you cowards don’t have to.
What the hell is going on this week?!?!? It seems that every skier worth watching dropped their best edit of the season, even if it was just a single trick. While we’d been scraping the bottom of the barrel in April for content, now there’s some stupid good video popping on Facebook every ten minutes. Enough already! If you’re sitting on an edit as good as anything we’ve already posted so far this week, please, for the love of god, hold onto it for now. We’re running out of gas writing witty comments for all these videos and would also love not to have to go back to postung edit battle between two amateurs who spend the whole video coming off the rail early to do a front 2.