Last Winter, FT Athletes Karl Fostvedt and Anna Segal headed to Japan with fellow skier Andy Mahre and filmakers Ross Reid and Jasper Newton to explore the deep pow and culture – all the while “unplugging from the hyper-connectivity of the modern world,” an achievement that in today’s day & age can be lauded given the persistence of insta-face-tweets, digital fistbumps and emojis over face-to-face conversation. The resulting film, which highlights their “quest to find and experience the ever-fabled ‘moment'” is expected to be released in the Fall, features their six week incursion into blower overhead and the silence of analog – this will for sure be a MUST SEE come October!
Interested in helping to support the film? Head on over to their KICKSTARTER PAGE and make a pledge – maybe even score yourself some FT gear in the process like:
FULL TILT BOOTS PACKAGE:
Presented by Hemlock Creative
Directed & Produced by Ross Reid
Cinematography by Ross Reid & Jasper Newton
Edited by Ross Reid
Original soundtrack by Landis Tanaka
Starring Andy Mahre, Karl Fostvedt & Anna Segal
So by now we hope you’ve caught the latest release, Ski The North, featuring FT’s Rob Heule. No? THEN LOOK UP!
Done? Great. Wasn’t that good? We agree.
Now you’re wondering, well…how do I do that?
Good news is we spoke with Rob and he’s compiled of all the gear you’d need to go on your own Northern adventure next season.
Read up and get out there!
Scoop shovels: Cover up the concrete you’ll be skiing over faster and more efficiently!
Yoga Mat & Foam Roller: Stay loose and limber after you fall down concrete stairs everyday for a month straight.
Work lights & extension cords: For skiing at night, where you’re not supposed to during the day.
Sleeping Bags: Because sleeping in an R.V. in February is not the warmest thing to do.
Safety Mack Jones: Need someone to direct traffic when you’re landing off a handrail into a busy street? Mack is your guy, and he’ll do it as politely as possible with a smile on his face!
Winter boots: Keep your toes warm! If you sweat, you die… Our Full tilt boots get pretty sweaty after a day of skiing, so it’s nice to have a change of footwear.
Propane Torch: Ever tried building a jump out of snow that fell over a month ago, and has frozen and thawed countless times? So have we, and the heat from a propane torch makes the process a whole lot easier.
Helmets: Safety first kids!
Video & Photo Cameras: From digital to analog we shot it all. HD, Super 8, JPEG, & 35mm film. Documenting ski stunts with different forms of media.
Water & Gasoline: Keep yourself, and your R.V. hydrated!
Collapsable lawn chair: Press record from the comfort of your chair (when it’s -30 degrees)
Assortment of Line Skis: Blends, Bacons, and Chronics. Skis for all conditions you might encounter on the road to the Yukon.
First Aid Kit: Never know when you’ll get an unexpected BooBoo and need a Band-Aid.
Bungee: Speed maker for smaller spaces where the winch is not a feasible option
Winch: How do you generate speed on flat ground, and ski entirely too fast into street features? You guessed it: A gas powered winch.
Steel Shovels: Essential for breaking up, and shoveling snow that may not exactly classify as fresh pow.