Further expanding into the ski world, The Winter XGames “Real” series has brought urban skiing into the fold, promising mind bending progression for viewers and $20K for the winner. Unsure on what exactly Real Ski is? Well, real quick – it’s a video contest featuring 6 of the most apt urban skiers today who set out earlier this winter with a small crew to put together the best edit with the hopes of scoring the big purse.
Check out the edits below from Full Tilt Athletes. Be sure to vote for your favorite!
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
The award winning crew at Level 1 has been producing the world’s most progressive freestyle ski films consistently for more than a decade. Over that time Level 1’s athletes have developed a deep allegiance to Full Tilt ski boots for their unique lightweight and natural flex characteristics thus are able to perform more technical tricks with a higher level of ease & comfort. This advantage helps them push their sport every year and bring the high level of ski entertainment the world has come to expect from Level 1.
It’s this natural partnership between Level 1’s athletes and Full Tilt Boot’s performance that drove Josh Berman, founder of Level 1 and Josh Malczyk, Full Tilt’s team manager to materialize the concept of a limited edition collaboration team ski boot. The boot’s unique sneaker-like look, high contrast black and white aesthetics and details that include athlete’s signatures were created together by both brand’s artists and athletes.
Full Tilt will be producing only 500 pair of this limited edition Level 1 & Full Tilt team pro model for distribution globally. The “Level 1” Boot hits stores November 1, 2012. Contact your favorite Full Tilt dealer to snag yourself a pair today … before they’re gone!
Watch Level 1’s new film, “Sunny” to see mind blowing skiing from pro athletes Tom Wallisch, Tanner Rainville, Mike Hornbeck, Will Wesson, Logan Imlach, Tim McChesney, and Spencer Milbocker in their new team issued boot. www.level1productions.com/movies/sunny
Check out Ahmet Dadali cheesin’ on a snowmobile, rocking some Hot Doggers in front of some snow capped mountains. He recently hit up A-Basins’ opening day and got some footage of the event. Ahmet got together last week with Freeskier Magazine to answer some questions. Recent events were discussed as well as a look into his life as a pro skier and how he became one.
Congratulations on wining Best Male at IF3 for your performance in Eye Trip. What factors led to you winning this honor? Locations, conditions, the level 1 crew, etc?
Everything. I ski with all my best friends the whole time and they all have such different styles, it makes me want to do different things. I had a really good year traveling around with Decker, this gave me the opportunity to get a lot of shots, and I was just feeling really good coming into the year.
How and when did you get involved with Level 1?
It started during the “Real Time” year, 2006-7. I got an e-mail from Berman to come out to the park shoots at the end of the year. I’d been filming with Decker and Rage Films for their movie “Enjoy”, Decker had previously been an intern with Level 1 and was talking to the B-Man about me.
What is it like being part of the Level 1 crew?
It’s Awesome! I had bought every movie they had ever made, so I’ve always looked up to all the guys, It’s ill to just be a part of it