Re-watch an era-defining part from Travis Rice in Absinthe Films’ seminal movie Pop.
While Transcendence introduced the world to the force that would become (and still is) Travis Rice, it was his ender part in Absinthe’s Pop that made people really sit up and take notice – catapulting him from talented and fearless rookie to international stardom.
Even though Travis’ opening frontside double cork over the Pyramid Gap, popped just as Modest Mouse’s ‘Float On’ kicks in, wasn’t the first on film (take a bow, JP Walker), it is indisputably one which ushered in the trend to dip twice that can still be felt today.
And as for that closing Chad’s Gap session? Nothing short of legendary. Romain de Marchi also sent it at this session (you can still watch his full part from Pop for another week here) but it was perhaps Travis that grabbed the limelight, stomping a backside rodeo 7 after surviving the mother of all kicker overshoots a few hits prior.
But don’t go thinking this part is a mere two-hit wonder – the whole thing is nothing short of STACKED with the goods – from his flowing hits on big mountain lines to his powerful breed of kicker stomping.
We hope you enjoy this classic part and be sure to check back next Wednesday for another part from the stacked Absinthe archive.
Don’t forget that Absinthe’s latest masterpiece Dopamine is available on the iTunes store for download, alongside the Absinthe mobile app, which you can download for free right here.