Burger Time was a self-made movie from 2001 by Jon Mercon. His movie, along with others like the UP1 edits that would make it into the Poor Boyz DVD bonus features, showed freeskiing in a much more vulgar light than we typically see these days. Ska and punk colored movie soundtracks, while party footage of pretty much every top pro pounding booze, doing fucked up shit with dogs, jumping off of balconies, slurring their way through half-Quebecois/half-English phrases with one eye closed before dropping down a staircase on a skateboard, and throwing up all over the place was the norm. A particularly hilarious one involved the then-indomitable Oakley team – JP Auclair, JF Cusson, Philou Poirier, and Juien Regner – blacking out one night and waking up in a terrible hangover to go to fitness testing at an Oakley facility, then nearly eating shit off of inclined treadmills before vomiting in every trashcan in the gym. Shit was hilarious.
At any rate, Burger Time brings much of the same, along with sketchy parking lot gaps, directional park skis, and streaking in a wrestling mask in downtown Breck. And seeing so many backflip mutes and no spin over 540 being grabbed is just good for the soul. Although future spins were already a part of the scene – Greg Tufflemyre was throwing 1260s in the pipe with his signature metal-flow long hair. *Thanks Iberg for the corrections.