25/01/2011 | by Uli Köhler
We’re not really writing this on the day of its publication. That’s not how we roll at Onboard. In fact, right now it is still well before Christmas, and it was only a few minutes ago that I realised that I’d gotten all dates wrong for these reviews. I made the ‘necessary amendments’ in all earlier posts, but now I ran out of ideas for anything funny for today. Hope you enjoy the epic day that December 30th always is. And here’s the best and worst of November 2010!
We kicked things of with a true banger – we unearthed the long-lost Euro Gap 1 movie as part of our Euro Gap 3 week. Other great posts included the Niki Korpela interview, some Joni Malmi chit-chat, Jaako Itäaho talking about the new Euro Gap 3 movie, Euro Gap 2, and of course Euro Gap 3 in all its glory.
Marc Swoboda rode his way in great style through the Nitro flick, and Jamie Nicholls was yet another young, innocent pro who posted his online video part:
Ted Borland’s part from All Plugged Up/The Leak was also noteworthy. Then there were the Finnish movies Mortal Wombat, High Guality, Wannabe, and Homework, but the Onboard crew decided to go to Innsbruck for a game or two of football. Nitro dropped their Road Warriors full movie, the Wappulounas peeps were already watering our mouths for next year’s event, and Joe Sexton showed what we were to expect from his Cheers video part:
The Dump Em Out full movie was released next, and it features Forest Bailey. Reason enough to watch it. Frames came next, and it was supposed to be the slowest snowboard film ever. Reason enough to skip it. Solberg and Fuse’s parts got remixed, which seemed to be a trend in November, and using Bungee cords was obviously a trend all last winter. This was all nice and good, but what really blew us away was Process Film’s Shot in the Dark teaser:
(Well, the Commotion full movie was also pretty, pretty good. Watch at least Keegan’s, Harrison’s and Ted’s parts!) Next thing we knew Jeremy Thompson and Tim Humphreys stopped by our office, and we forced them to play a game of Knowledge. Pat Moore captured Shaun White’s best pipe run ever, the Frontline Rail Jam went down in Sweden (and marked the first European comp of the season), Erin Comstock presented herself as a gnarly rider in the Roxy Refreshments episode 1, Seth Huot presented himself even gnarlier in his full Cheers part, and the Helgason’s Cha Dang! immediately becomes a modern classic. But after seeing all those clips we decided it was time we did something on our own and sent our new filmer Will to Saas-Fee:
Then we learnt that the Air&Style will return to Munich, and that the Gothenburg Rail Battle was also quite a success. Mario Käppeli joined the ranks of online video part publishers, and Mikey LeBlanc those of the chosen few that dare to make a drop like this. Finally Torstein Horgmo kicked his wicked webisodes off with his take on tall tees, Mammoth saw 7ft of snow, and Mac Spedale went nuts in his Commotion remix.
And that was November’s haps and we’re nearly hitting the present day. In fact, writing this before Christmas as we are, we’re wondering how the hell we’ll get round the Space-Time continuum to figure out what happens at the end of December. All will be revealed tomorrow!