WELCOME HOME is the brand new team video project from Rip Curl snowboard team. After some exotic adventures last year on unridden terrain in Abkhazia, this year The Search guided our riders to the home playgrounds of Victor Delerue, Nils Arvidsson, Darius Heristchian, and Victor Daviet.
During a season filled with the most amazing powder for a long time, those riders welcomed their team buddies to share and discover their home favourite spots and local specialties. WELCOME HOME will allow you to follow our crew from Sweden to unlimited options in Portes du Soleil as well as the little-known French Queyras region and the Pyrenees.
Elias Elhardt, Per Löken, Remi Lamazouère, Aron Holterman, Nate Johnston, Mati Radaelli, Dani Sastre, Janne Lipsanen, Mitch Brown and Mattias Nyberg are the guests and they honoured the fiesta with blasting energy, shredding with no rest the night jib sessions and the clubs in Sweden and destroying completely natural windlip and Wallis’s infamous fondue, not to mention few double corks stomped with style here and there in Queyras and the Pyrenees.
Behind the lens people in charge are again Olivier Pictet (Thermos, Rip Curl Abkhazia) and Julien Mata (French Kiss production) documenting these adventures and inspired by the hippie philosophy revisited by Rip Curl: Search, share and shred with love your friend’s playground with solid tricks. In charge of still pictures the main men are Eric Bergeri, Matt Georges (Onboard senior photographer) and Remi Petit. WELCOME HOME will be delivered to you by only skilled people to make sure that need to go snowboarding will be at his highest since early season. We expect as well that it will get you motivated to search for new spots in your resort as well as showing around and sharing your home turf with your riding friends.
The Rip Curl team and the editor, Olivier Pictet, will visit you early season for a European premiere tour with over 10 dates scheduled, to party with you and share WELCOME HOME on a big screen. For now watch this eye candy teaser and feel the motivation to ride rising up your body, it does feel good, isn’t it? Don’t worry; we’ll keep you up to date with dates and location early season.
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Quotes pronounced during the filming of “Welcome Home vol 1"
Victor Delerue : “Pyrénées is simply the best spot in the world!"
Victor Daviet : “I didn’t even know it could get that good at home."
Brüno : “ I liebe alpine better cause the athletes sind über tight in their full suit"
Elias Elhardt : siiiiiiiiiiiiiicccccckkkkkkkkk, yeaaaaaahhhhhhhh !!!!!"
E.T : “It’s not bad at all here, I might stay a bit longer!"
Darius Heristchian : “Stop the bullshit, the fondue is from Wallis, it’s not a French specialty!"
Nils Arvdisson : “Swedish rails are hot but nothing beats a group of Swedish girls on a Saturday night."