Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2011-2012 Video Season

With the new releases this year and the multitude of offerings, more than a dozen I calculated from the ads in Snowboarder and Transworld Snowboarding, I will try to do an overview of them all. Don’t worry you will find the links to their official websites and sometimes later I will review each of them properly. Feel free to add other films if I made an omission. I will also try to indicate when a film is available on iTunes and with which distributor you can purchase it.

The movies are sorted by alphabetical order and I won’t be “selling” one more than another it depends on how much info I can get for each release.

20 Tricks Video Vol.5 (TransWorld Snowboarding) iTunes
The fifth offering of these “educational” videos from TransWorld Snowboarding feature trick tips from: Seth Huot, Sage Kotsenburg, Tim Humphreys, Nico Cioffi, Cam Pierce, Joe Sexton, Scotty Arnold, Charles Reid, Johnny Lazz, Forest Bailey, Scott Stevens, Will Lavigne, Louif Paradis, Jeremy Thompson, Eric Willett, Marko Grilc, Bode Merrill, Jack Mitrani, Luke Mitrani, Dan Brisse.

The Art of Flight (Brain Farm) iTunes
Travis Rice and Curt Morgan unite once again to release to follow up to the great success of That’s It That’s All (Read more about this here). This Red Bull sponsored movie may hold the title of the most anticipated Snowboard flick of all time until their next release...
Riders: Travis Rice, Nicolas Müller, DCP, Scotty Lago, Jeremy Jones, Pat Moore, Jake Blauvelt, John Jackson, Mark Landvik.

Defenders of Awesome (Capita)
Not much is said about this release except that it will feature freestyle snowboarding from the Capita team.

One (Givin Vids)
The ad for this feature looks a lot like the ads for the brand Dinosaurs Will Die. Really DIY attitude and an amateur collage. I have the feeling that there is a lot of street footage and many young strong riders performing in One. It will be interesting to check it out. Riders: Forest Bailey, Keegan Valaika, Wyatt Stasinos, Timmy Ronan, Cody Rosenthal, Doran Laybourn, Alex Stathis, Robbie Walker, Mason Aguirre, Brendan Keenan, Nick Russell, Jake Koia, Jonas Michilot, Benny Urban, Shayne Pospisil.

Ransack Rebellion (Think Thank) iTunes
Riders: Jesse Burtner, Chris Beresford, Matt Edgers, Austin Hironaka, Sean Genovese, Blair Habenicht, Pat Milbery, Chris Larson, Nick Visconti, Ben Bogart, Tim Eddy, Sam Hulbert, Mark Thompson, Jason Robinson, Andre Spinelli, Austen Granger, Ted Boland, Sean Black, Brendon Hupp.

Retrospect (Videograss)
Presented by Monster and Transworld Snowboarding and sponsored by many big names of the industry (Burton, NikeSnowboarding, Salomon, Volcom, Nitro, Quiksilver, Ride, and K2. I’m looking forward to see what this Videograss association has to offer.

Shoot the Moon (Videograss) iTunes
The other Videograss film this year is probably regarded as the next to best movie of 2011. Riders: Chris Grenier, Darrell Mathes, Gus Engle, Jake Olson-Elm, Jed Anderson, Louif Paradis, Jon Kooley, Jonas Michilot, Jordan Mendenhall, Justin Bennee, Mikey LeBlanc, Nick Dirks, Johnny Miller, Nima Jalali, Will Tuddenham, Zac Marben.

Standing Sideways (Burton) iTunes
In the world of snowboarding Burton always have been the brand that developed boards, bindings, boots, outerwear, etc with big budgets and always in fashion. The promotion of Standing Sideways is huge and even if I find it a little overwhelming I think that it will be one of the best movies of the year. It has Terje in it! Riders: Terje Haakonsen, Nicolas Müller, Jussi Oksanen, Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Mikey Rencz, Frederik Kalbermatten, Keegan Valaika, Mikkel Bang, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Mark Sollors, Zak Hale, Mark McMorris, Ethan Deiss, Alex Andrews, Stephan Maurer.

TB20 (Standard)
Standard films are an institution. TB stands for Totally Board and Mike Ratchett and Travis Robb are passionate about snowboarding. Their Volume 20 looks like to be one excellent big mountain adventure. With celebrated riders like: Halldor Helgason, Sammy Luebke, Kevin Jones, Gjermund Bräten, Kazu Kokubo, Blair Habenicht, Mark Carter, Xavier De Le Rue, Kimmy Fasani, Ryan Tiene, Torstein Horgmo, Lonnie Kauk, Raewyn Reid, Mathieu Crepel, Leanne Pelosi, Eiki Helgason, Gulli Gulmunsson, Mads Johnson.

Twe12ve (Absinthe Films) iTunes
The new Absinthe films starring many amazing riders: Gigi Rüf, Dan Brisse, Nicolas Müller, Lucas Debari, Romain Demarchi, JP Solberg, Annie Boulanger, Johnnie Paxson, Mat Schaer, Bode Merrill, Sylvain Bourbousson, and Wolfgang Nyvelt. This amalgam sure promises great stuff.

Vacation (Forum) iTunes
Since The Resistance in 2000 the Forum movies have been an institution. With a team of young riders Forum wants to keep up to what they always did best: Freestyle snowboarding and street jams. Riders: Peter Line, Pat Moore, Jake Welch, Stevie Bell, John Jackson, Nic Sauve, Andreas Wiig, Daniel Ek, Cameron Pierce, Niko Cioffi, Austen Sweetin, Alek Oestreng, Mario Kaeppeli.

Winter Wars (Peep Show Productions)
Since more than a decade, the snowboard industry wanted to target a wider audience in including more women in their magazines, teams, and designing boards and products for their beautiful bodies. Pro riders like Tara Dakides, Tina Basich, Kelly Clark paved the way for those females that rocked the parks. Winter Wars is the continuity of this revolution of women in snowboarding.

*So what release are you waiting for the most? What do you expect? Triple Corks? Big Mountain? Legends? Leave your thoughts in the Comments section!*

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