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.”
“Style is the answer to everything. A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art
Bullfighting can be an art Boxing can be an art Loving can be an art Opening a can of sardines can be an art
Not many have style Not many can keep style I have seen dogs with more style than men, although not many dogs have style. Cats have it with abundance.
When Hemingway put his brains to the wall with a shotgun, that was style. Or sometimes people give you style Joan of Arc had style John the Baptist Jesus Socrates Caesar García Lorca.
I have met men in jail with style. I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail. Style is the difference, a way of doing, a way of being done. Six herons standing quietly in a pool of water, or you, naked, walking out of the bathroom without seeing me.” – Charles Bukowski
We’re honored to congratulate Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut’s on their awards during the 15th annual Powder Magazine Video Awards. Both Phil and Henrik garnered praise for their unique approach to freeskiing, picking up top honors with “Best Jib” and “Best Manmade Air” respectively for their part’s in Oil and Water.“It’s all about flow and fun” said Casabon who had two nominations in the category.
Watch the nominees for “Best Jib”
Henrik Harlaut picked up his second award for “Best Manmade Air” for a Dub 1080 off a cliff in the Italian Dolomites.
The most influential duo in freestyle skiing, Phil Casabon (aka B-DOG) and Henrik Harlaut (aka E-DOLLO), are back with their second, lightweight pro model.
Infused with their style and energy as well as backed by FT performance, The B&E is supported by the Original 3-Piece boot design, a 99mm width and 6 flex tongue for comfortable and stylish hot laps through the park.
La Familia, or “La Fa,” is a consortium of skiers who have repeatedly defined style over the past years. This collection of skiers, which includes Ahmet & Giray Dadali, Mike King, Jaron Stadler, Mike Hornbeck and Tanner Hall, have released their 2014 project, “Going for Gold,” for free and online!
From backcountry booters, urban rails and drops, the 25+ minute film keeps pace with today’s evolving landscape of what is possible on skis while continuing to promote the non-competitive approach of freeskiing.
“Some of freeskiing’s most defining athletes come together in this awesome free full movie to remind you what the sport is all about!” – David Malacrida, Downdays
Clayton Vila is set to release his own solo project this Fall and we cannot be more excited. FIVE, as the work is titled, will be Vila’s first release as principal director, self edits such as The Creep not withstanding. Details about its contents are few & far between which has only fueled the hype.
As a lead-in to the film, Vila had released a documentary earlier this Summer called A Career Reflection which seeks to show a true reflection of Vila as a former competitor turned urban ski scene phenom.
That’s the theme we gave Will Wesson when we asked him to sort through his instagram feed in order to best showcase his past season. Wesson, who’s been traveling at a ferocious pace both this past winter and current summer season, obliged.
Below you’ll find twenty-one curated photos of the world as Wesson sees it.
Want more? Check in with Will’s “Summer on Snow” series now playing on Freeskier.com! Watch that HERE.
With the majority of resorts in the Northern Hemisphere closed down for the season, the countdown has officially started until the bullwheel spins & the 2014/2015 winter season begins! In between then & now, there’s plenty of opportunities to get out and work on evening out that goggle tan. As such, we asked Tom Wallisch to put together a list of ways to enjoy the off season.
Steve Stepp is at it again! After an extended hiatus, Steve returns for his “Victory Lap.”
“Steve has been too busy partying to make any Trollin’ episodes. But why? After meeting one of his lifetime heroes and rediscovering his passion for skiing in Episode 2, Steve Stepp disappeared from public view. We expected him to use this newfound motivation and momentum to push out more amazing ski videos. But after months and months went by with no contact we began to wonder “Where’s Steve Been?”. We finally tracked him down and were left speechless.” – Saga Outerwear
Watch the latest from Steve Stepp & the “They See Me Trollin'” series below!