30/09/2006 | by Onboard
LINES, an Axel Pauporté film about Big Mountain Snowboarding is set to be one of the hottest video releases on the snowboarding calendar.
Produced by Quinta Films, in collaboration with Absinthe Films and Billabong, LINES is an intimate and in-depth vision of big mountain snowboarding, its heroes and their lifestyle, as seen through the eyes of one of its most illustrious participants, 1999 King of the Hill and Verbier Extreme Champion Axel Pauporté.
“Today, big mountain snowboarding is not just a bunch of old guys doing mellow powder turns but young riders bringing freestyle into big lines, ” says Axel. “I’ve always wanted to share what I’ve been fortunate to live and experience for the past 15 years, the magnificence of the mountains and surrounding nature, the friendships and stories, the fears and dangers.”
LINES shows the evolution of big mountain riding from the late 80′s with the legendary riding of Noah Salasnek, Mike Ranquet or Tom Burt to today’s innovative and technical freestyle brought to the big lines by a new generation of riders (Wolle Nyvelt, Romain De Marchi, Jonaven Moore and Travis Rice to name a few).
“Today, the progression of freestyle snowboarding is coming to a peak and everybody agrees to say that the only possible evolution is to bring technical freestyle into natural terrain, the ultimate form of snowboarding,” says Axel.
Quinta Films have capitalized on their experience to incorporate an artistic and cinematographic twist to the snowboard action. According to Axel: “LINES will take the spectators through a wide range of emotions, from excitement of watching spectacular footage of knife-ridge helicopter drops, steep descents and huge jumps, to laughter brought by classic situations, but also drama with amazing life stories, accomplishments and lost friends.”
LINES will be released in January 2007 in the USA, at the SIA in Las Vegas.
The European premiere is to be held at ISPO in Munich with an extensive Billabong Bus Tour featuring LINES due to visit major cities and snow resorts in Europe and USA in February-March 07.
For a sneak preview of the teaser, go to http://web.mac.com/axelpauporte