Back for year two, the XGames Real Street parts are now live. And over here at Full Tilt, we’re pretty proud of what each of our skiers put together. From Henrik’s badman effort to Khai’s breakneck approach and Will’s subtle mastery, Full Tilt athletes poured everything they had into their respective parts – and the end results are as unique as they are.
With a contest format that allows free reign, each skier had the opportunity to leave an indelible mark. And despite the condensed film schedule – two months to produce a 90 second segment – each skier took the opportunity to showcase exactly where they want to take their skiing.
Dropping high speed hammers and stomping as only Tom can, Wallisch’s segment reigns refined yet highly technical, and touts an unmatched level of production. Shot in untapped locations, Wallisch’s segment reminds us why the 29 year-old Pittsburgh native has amassed such a following over the years.
Staying close to home, the dreadlocked Swede harkens back to the street-skiing days of yesteryear with a solid infusion of technical mastery. Always looking forward but never forgetting the roots, Henrik showcases why exactly he’s one of the best skiers on the scene today.
Alongside up-and-coming cinematographer Jacob Calleghan, Khai drops a tight, fast-paced, and high consequence short complete with unique spots. Defined by his calm style and quick footwork, Khai firmly cements his place in the lexicon of rail skiing.
Last year’s gold medalist Will Wesson returns with the same creative approach that put him in the top spot a year ago. Forgoing the stunts of some of his fellow competitors, Will reminds us what skiing is all about: creativity and understated technicality.
Returning to the competition after taking top spots in last year’s contest are none other than Will Wesson and Tom Wallisch, who claimed the X Games Gold Medal and People’s choice respectively.
Will Wesson’s Winning 2016 Entry
Tom Wallisch’s 2016 Entry
Joining them from the FT roster will be Park City’s Khai Krepela and one half of the most creative duo in freeskiing – none other than Henrik Harlaut! Rounding out the rest of the competition will be Magnus Graner & LJ Strenio who certainly will put together banger segments as well which means this might be one of the most entertaining video series yet!
It’s sort of like a dream right? Live in the place you grew up with a handful of your best friends and ski every single day. It’s tough to convince yourself that this is real life, or even a possibility. This life was never planned – and it was certainly unexpected to end up back where it all started, but not a surprise. With another year in the bag exploring areas from the past and re-discovering new places to roam in the backcountry, there’s no doubt in my mind I’m right where I want to be.
I’m proud of where I am from and proud to share the dream with so many close close friends. Thank you Khai and LJ for coming to my make-believe world and making AIT a reality. Thanks to Bobby Brown who made the entire Montana trip come to life, you are a true friend and I am grateful for the support you’ve given. And the biggest thank you of all to Jake Strassman – the creative overlord of all we do, AIT will have a lasting presence in skiing because of the heart you have put into it.
Created by – Banks Gilberti
Directed by – Jake Strassman
Additional filming –
Special Thanks – Bobby Brown
Supported by – Orage and Sun Valley
BONUS! Catch more of the teen heartthrob in a collab #Instabanger with Tim McChesney that you can watch right HERE!
Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their first full-length film, Vice Versa, featuring world class urban, park and backcountry skiing, all with their trademark fun style.
Featuring: Tom Wallisch, Tim McChesney, Niklas Eriksson, John Ware, Magnus Granér, Thayne Rich, Andy Partridge, Dylan Sondrup, Will Berman, Dale Talkington, Khai Krepela, Chris Laker, Ahmet Dadali, Tatum Monod, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Noah Wallace, Karl Fostvedt.
Tom Wallisch & Good Company have been filming all season to bring a new feature film to fans in the fall. The project, entitled “Vice Versa,” features Wallisch and other FT athletes hitting all the skiporn staples – urban, backcountry, park in more!
Vice Versa will be a full length film, featuring urban, backcountry and park footage shot on location Japan, BC, Idaho, Utah, Mammoth, Quebec.
Featured Riders include:
To get a look at what’s in store, watch the two episodes below that Good Company has released this season which documents the crew’s progress towards releasing the anticipated film!
Vice Versa, Ep. 01
Go behind the scenes as freeski icon Tom Wallisch and his Good Company crew scour the streets in search of features to build Tom’s X Games Real Street video entry. Find out what it takes—the group effort, the pain, the creativity—to craft a 90 second video showcasing freeskiing in the streets. Additional shots of Tom and the rest of the Good Company will be featured in his winter episodic web series as well as his feature film this fall, Vice Versa.
Vice Versa, Ep. 02
Go behind-the-scenes with Monster Energy athlete Tom Wallisch as he takes a break from filming and travels to Les Arcs, France for the B&E Invitational.
Vice Versa, Ep. 03
Ready for a mid-winter break from street skiing, Good Company crew consisting of Tom Wallisch, Ahmet Dadali and Tatum Munod headed to the land of the rising sun, Japan. Follow as the trio take a much needed reset to ski powder and connect with local fans as they film for the year-end project, Vice Versa.
Most Villain – New Edit from Henrik Harlaut & Noah Albaladejo
“Henrik Harlaut is arguably the biggest name in skiing right now and Noah Albaladejo might well be the industry’s fastest rising star. By my count this is his third absolute banger edit in the last few months, not bad for a time of year when pros traditionally take a break. The two villains have combined for the second time this year to drop a insane edit sure to melt your face. Most Villain is inspired by music from MF Doom & Madlib’s album ‘Madvillain'”. – Adam Spensley / Newschoolers
FT’s Clayton Vila, Cam Riley & Sean Jordan star in the new documentary from TGR, “For Lack of Better” which premiere this Friday in Montreal at IF3. Find out more HERE >>
Filmmaker Clayton Vila documents his and his closest friend’s addiction to street skiing. For reasons of personal satisfaction and career progression, these rare athletes are obsessed with creating the best possible video parts every year. This film follows the rugged and passion-filled lives of street skiers throughout a winter as they battle for their next best video part.
FT athletes Will Wesson, Rob Heule & Sämi Ortlieb have been spending the dog days of summer on the ice fields of Zermatt putting together a banger new series – Glacier Days.
The four part video series will be released online every other week throughout the months of August and September. Sämi, Will and Rob are working closely with Zermatt’s Snowpark crew to bring you the most creative park set-ups, and tricks of the Summer. The “Glacier Days“ series aims to keep skiers entertained with video content throughout the late Summer months, that is sure to get you hyped to shred when the snow starts to fall.”
Filming: Sämi Ortlieb, Will Wesson, Rob Heule
Postproduction: Sämi Ortlieb, Rob Heule
Have you had a chance to catch the new project from Tom Wallisch & co called Good Company? Fresh off last season’s self titled “The Wallisch Project,” Tom has teamed up again with Kyle Decker and AJ Dakoulas to create a series of mini-movies featuring the Tom and others on their travels to some of the craziest urban & powder locales.
From iTunes – “Tom Wallisch, X-games gold medalist, has teamed up with friends from all over the world to create something incredible. Based around the simple concept of good friends traveling and skiing together, “Good Company” brings you amazing ski action in an entirely new format. Instead of waiting all year for the release of new ski movies, “Good Company” is bringing you short films as the footage is captured. Kyle Decker and AJ Dakoulas have collaborated to create a film you have to watch.”