Watch our final instalment of some of Eero Ettala’s key career moments, as we build up to the release of his new movie, Ender. If you missed it check out yesterday’s post – it’s that time he only went and won the frickin X Games despite dropping first of the pack.
Ender will be streaming for free for 24-hours on onboardmag.com, Sunday 1 November 2015, from 21.00 CET, so to get you frothing we hit up the man himself for some words on his memorable moments that we’ll drop leading up to the release of Ender. Today, we wrap up with his full part from season 1 of Cooking with Gas – a web series that shook the game up by, for the first time, releasing Grade-A video shots immediately…
Cooking with Gas – Season 1 Full Part – 2012
“This was the year I was riding again after coming back from back-to-back ACL surgeries, so I had been out for almost 1.5 years at that point. Me and Heikki were supposed to start filming for the People movie, but I kind of felt that kids were not paying that much attention to movies anymore and it would be better for our names to do something of our own.
“So we decided to be one of the first guys to put all of our A-grade footy onto the web pretty much as soon as the tricks were landed. The feedback on CWG was surprisingly good and doing this was definitely the right call for our careers. I was relieved, that I survived the season without knee injuries and, trick-wise, I was most stoked on the switch double back off the wall and the backside 180 through the electricity tower.”
*BONUS FULL PART* Euro Gap 3 – 2010
“Mack Dawg was done making movies. I had just finished filming for my Tracking Eero TV show and it was time to figure out a new filming plan. Instead of trying to get back to filming with Standard Films or getting on the Absinthe crew we decided to make our own movie, called Euro Gap 3. [Watch Euro Gap 3 in full.]
“Joni Malmi and Paavo Tikkanen made Euro Gap 1 & 2 a long time ago and those were legendary Finnish shred flicks, so we decided that it would be fun to make a sequel to those. It was pretty much like going back to the roots, filming with a full Finnish crew and going wherever we wanted and not where the filmers told as to go.
“We didn’t print any DVDs, which was rare at the time, we just put the video out for free, streaming on the web. Not sure if it was the right thing to do at the time, but at least I saw a lot of others following our footsteps afterwards. I was pretty satisfied with my own part in this movie, but mainly this season is remembered for my contest results than video part.”