When: 25-27 March 2009
Where: Mayrhofen, Austria
Photos: Oakley JibVid
Teams have been hard at for the last 28 hours bagging bangers, shooting skits and cutting footage, but the time of reckoning has come.
The 12pm deadline has come and gone and the teams have submitted their creations to the organisers ahead of tonight’s highly anticipated screening party. To say it’s gonna be the hottest gig in town is as much of an understatement as it is a cliché.
Yesterday saw all the teams bang up for it and most were up on the hill for 9am. The fact that it was a powder day may have helped the teams to get on it so fast, but the reality is everyone here has been super motivated to produce a mini cinematic epic and have been working like dogs to ensure that we’ll be treated to a visual feast the likes of which even RedTube cannot compete with come this evening.
The standard of riding this year has skyrocketed too, what with the likes of Chris Sörman & Kalle Ohlson in Team Methods, Andre Kuhlman & Frederik Evensen in the O’Neill/Isenseven team; Friedl Kolar & the Kiwi/Dutchman Stef; and not to forget our own Team Onboard with Niki Korpela and Joonas Mustonen.
But the riding only accounts for 40% of the points. Editing, filming and creativity make up the rest and as last year it was mad funny to check in on the park between powder laps and see the likes of Johno Verity suited and screaming obscenities at his hapless teammates, or a couple of zombies chasing each other over the booters, or moustachioed gents all over the place. The beauty of this event is you see all this randomness and when the films are shown you go ‘Aha! That’s what they were doing!’
Joonas – BS 5
So now there is a best trick contest in the park for those who still have the energy and the editors are all grabbing some well deserved kip before judement night and a raging night of debauchery, I’d imagine.
The editiing is always taken very serious
Run down of tonight’s festival of fun will appear over the weekend.
[Check out our video interviews with the ones that matter!]
Premiere report and all 17 movies are now online. Check them NOW.
Rave rave hurray!