WSG at the Follow Me Down premier
Fri 10 September 10
Will the mix of James Lavelle and UNKLE and legendary freeriders Jeremy Jones and Xavier De Le Rue work as they hike Antarctica, WSG went to the premier in London to find out, and judge yourself and watch the film here for free!
WSG at the Follow Me Down premier © Photo: Relentless Energy
If you are part of the extremely niche group that happens to love UNKLE and also has a passion for big mountain snowboards films, then this film was made for you!
However I tried and failed to understand the “cut and shut” editing between James Lavelle’s (aka UNKLE) narrative on his emotional struggle with the music press and the truly innovative expedition by Jeremy Jones and Xavier De Le Rue to Snowboard Antarctica!!
So let me stick to the bit I understood, the snowboarding!
Don’t expect an Absinthe films style spin fest, this is a brilliantly shot adventure story about these two truly legendary big mountain riders heading to Antarctica to explore a true snowboarding frontier.
No Heli’s, no mountain rescue! Just ropes, crampons and some very steep mountain faces!
Watch the whole film now for free!
It’s a cliché but they really do earn every turn. With only one run a day there is not a lot of boarding footage but this is about quality not quantity. The cinematography of Antarctica and helmet cam shots are just breath taking! Well worth watching!
For more information check out their website
Follow me Down film, Antartica
Photo: Relentless Energy
Sat 11 September 10, Copper Mountain, USA
For the 2010-11 season, Copper have invested in a new Zaug 22-foot pipe-cutting allowing it to have a 22 foot Olympic-sized superpipe all season long.
Sun 12 September 10, Aspen Snowmass, USA
The highlight this season will be a new 12-foot pipe will be built by the Lowdown Park on Snowmass.
Sun 12 September 10, Crested Butte, USA
Some new gladed runs, and a new Gold Link Terrain Park and Superpipe is planned are the big news, but they are also investing in more snowmaking equipment and improvements to the base area.
Tue 14 September 10, Norfolk Ski Club, United Kingdom
The 2010 British Snow Tour made its first stop of the series over the weekend - 11th & 12th September at Norfolk Snowsports Centre for the Protest Slopestyle, Giro Big Air and Trespass Skiercross Championships
Wed 15 September 10
Author of our Snow-search Japan book, Keith Stubbs along with instructor Brian Findlay, have launched a new venture offering coaching-based powder trips around Hokkaido, Japan