13/03/2011 | by Onboard
One world, one full movie… check out the Rip Curl team in this season’s shred flick Welcome Home II.
Rip Curl’s team of shredders are a diverse bunch from across Europe and beyond, and this season’s Welcome Home 2 follows some of their big guns welcoming other members of the team to their home mountains. Now, after 4 months of regular webisodes, Welcome Home II is ready to be broadcasted worldwide in full!
Welcome Home Vol. II was the second chapter of our riders’ adventures on the Search mission. Once again, Rip Curl joined forces with French Kiss Production and Freestudios Creative Media Production to release this brand new snowboarding movie. Our team visited fellow riders around the globe to find those backcountry gems that dreams are made of. The movie showcases riding in Argentina (Matti Radaelli), Germany and Austria (Elias Elhardt), Switzerland (Martin Seiller) and finally Sweden with the legendary area of Riksgransen.
The riders wanted to go back to the essence of a ‘feel good’ road trip and found themselves in lesser known territories, spending a lot of time riding out of mountain refuges. This proved to be the way to get the best out of their skills, as you will see…
“To have my team mates and friends over at my house is always something very exciting. You end up asking yourself if they’re going to behave like on a ‘normal’ trip, meaning riders spreading their stuff all over the house and procrastinating on the dishes… But in the end it went smoothly, we had a blast on and off the snow (après-ski!). It’s really cool to guide your friends around your own riding area and show them the house where you grew up.” says Elias.
The film crew was as always made up of Julien Mata, Olivier Pictet and even got Jaime Benicio as a rooky. For photos, the cream of the crop once again consisted of Rémi Petit, Eric Bergeri, Matt Georges and is completed by the emergin talent of Jérôme Tanon.
They had to put it all out to come back with the best pictures and film, Olivier coming in first place with a puke-athon (seven times!) during a heliboarding day… unforgettable!