We started the day skiing in shorts and messin around with the camera, joking about naked skiing. Before we knew it, I was naked and flyin through the trees. Wes managed to edit around any of my full-frontal male nudity, which is a GIGANTIC task. Classy I think… Enjoy.
My friend Byron got himself a Phantom Miro a while back and ever since, I have been dying to film with him. Byron is a rally car racer, freak snowmobiler and fun in general, so we’ve gotten along since day one. The other night, we took our inebriation to the next level while beer ponging ideas of cool things to film at the hill. I ran my mouth and got to the idea of breaking skaggy branches while upside-down in a flat3. He told me to find it and build it, and he would film it. High five.
So, I found a spot and drug Byron onto his old Salomon Pocket Rockets. We built a jump I liked, towards a lone branch. Of course Wes from Wild Lookout came along to film and heckle, and he then began with his comments. “I don’t see the angle…” or “Ari, I think you are building the jump too steep, like always.” and “Are you going over the branches? That landing is really far.”
I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. Drinking with Byron always leads to interesting things, was this a beer-goggled idea destine to end with ski patrol? Byron was certain that the shot was going to be amazing, so I could live with epic crash-reel footage at the very least. Drop!
Tyler Roemer and I were just riding through the park at Mt. Bachelor, minding our own business. I was going to try to jump a big jump while Tyler looked on from the deck of the jump. Right as I tried to takeoff, I spun crazily off the lip, my right tail flew up and smacked me in the palm of my right hand while I was upside down, fearing for my life. At the same exact moment, Tyler, clumsy as he is, fell over with his camera around his neck. The camera launched up and depressed the exposure button on his big tooth! This is the photo that was caputured! INCREDIBLE!!!
Filmed a few days with Chris at Mad Owl, got some sweet shots in the new edit! Lots of AM Team riders killin it, some guys I dont know who can spin like mad off rails, and my brothafromanothamotha Tommy Ellingson blasting his cat-track jump at Meadows! Watch the very end for Tommy’s natty double backflip off blue rock!