12/11/2013 | by Sam Oetiker
Standouts: Elias Elhardt, Sami Luhtanen, Kalle Ohlson
For very good reason, Unique 8, last year’s Pirates film, was considered by many as the best movie of the year. Perhaps a little controversially they didn’t get any prizes for Unique 8, while this year at The Reels they won the ‘Best Cinematography’ category. And you know what? It’s a well deserved prize. A huge amount of time and effort has been put into rider’s intros – they are all amazing and pretty surprising.
There are also lot of new recruits this year – obviously it’s no longer only 8 riders – and the new additions pretty much smash it for their first season with the crew: Nils Schack and Fredrik Evensen for example… The rest of the crew showcase their incredibly high level of riding, and also their motivation: Kalle Ohlson, Sami Luhtanen, Marco Feichtner, Gigi Rüf are all awesome to watch and seem to improve season after season.
But the closing part, my friends, reveals one of the most underrated snowboarders on the continent, and we can say we’re super glad for him because after this let’s hope he’ll get the recognition he deserves: take a bow, Elias Elhardt. Not only he’s one of the nicest guys on the around, Elias SENDS it in every shot, doing his best for himself and the crew. A very solid backcountry part, including a trip to Alaska with Evensen and some serious lines. He told us he’s also featuring in Keller’s project Chamäleon… How many months does this guy have in his winter?
Watch this for: Super creative intros, beautiful filming and a monstrous backcountry frontside 180 by Elias
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