12/11/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
Standouts: Jake, Kazu, scenery, spots, powder, natural terrain
Jake Blauvelt’s project has been buzzing the world of snowboarding for about a year now, so expectations were definitely high. Many times when expectations are high, they get disappointed. That’s not the case here, of course, because the filming, the scenery, the vibe and the pow riding is just awesome – not for street rats that’s for sure, but anyone who loves pow and the art of turning will want to strap in immediately after watching this.
I found it highly interesting, and going into the life of Jake in such a way is pretty unique. The whole crazy windlip sequence (where Jake got injured before coming back to own it a year later) is just really intense. Also the fact that Shayne Pospisil and Fredi K are in the movie although they have no real sponsor, is also noticeable. Especially because they are still ripping of course. We also salute the genius idea of – with only a couple of exceptions – going all natural; this statement is not only bold but gives a unique feel to the film all the way through.
And what to say about Jake… Maybe what’s the most impressive about him is his ability to pick insane lines and just rip them and slash them to perfection – video game stuff. In short, if I would like to show an ignorant what snowboarding is about, I would most certainly pick this film – Or Never Not Part 2.
Watch this for: POWDER