12/11/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
Standouts: Halldor Helgason, Gigi Rüf, Nico Müller, Jed Anderson
Drop by drop, you’ll get to see it all, whether you get the full movie or watch the part-by-part stuff. Any way you put it, any way you watch it, this movie is just epic.
Part 1 is your classic yet banging part-by-part movie, while Part 2 is more of a snowboard documentary centered around the Nike riders, whether they jump in powder, grind some metal, or compete on icy landings.
Ok let’s start with Halldor, so it’s out of the way. Halldor is one of the best in the business, we all know this. Now we also know he’s one of the craziest motherfuckers on the planet, pardon my French. His part is rammed with technicality and radness, but that monstrous backflip gap when he was still wearing a neckbrace after getting injured 4 days before? Insane. Happy Xmas dude! A well deserved recognition of his talent was when he received the Golden Reels Award for Best Male Performance, full stop.
Jed Anderson is not only natural on rails, he can hit the backcountry pretty well too. Nico Müller opens things up in his inimitable style, and systematically manages to bag the perfect line/perfect trick for the terrain he’s riding. Plus he’s got the one quote of the movie: “Tricks? There’s only one trick: strap in!” The review could go on and on, since every rider in there is killing it: Justin Bennee, Gigi Rüf, Austin Smith, Sage Kotsenburg, Manuel Diaz, Ethan Morgan… It’s all good!
Part 2 is split in to 4 different sections, all very intense in the filming as well as in the talking: adaptation (riding everything, Halldor), ambition (contests, Kass on having only one chance), exploration (backcountry trips, a rider can travel up to 32,000 Km in a season), and the epilogue (yes, where you go snowboarding is a great place to make friends).
Watch this for: EPIC snowboarding from some of the world’s absolute finest
You can download your own full copy of Never Not Part 1 & 2 at the iTunes store.