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Leo Taillefer | Val D’Isere Spring Shred

August 7th, 2012 by

Line Skis Mountain Command’s Leo Taillefer broke his leg last winter, but was able to bounce back with this edit from the spring in Val D’Isere, France.

From Line Skis on Vimeo : “French MC Leo Taillefer sprung back into action on his home turf after skiing on 1 leg all winter due to a broken leg. Enjoy the unique style and infectious personality of Leo T!”

My personal favorite highlights from the video: Anytime he decides to “rock ski.” The cliff at 2:o1. The chute at 3:13. The double black flip at 3:39 and the smear at 1:47. 

This guy’s style is awesome. He is rowdy, he is wild, he is fast and he always seems to have a smile on his face. In essence, he loves to ski. His style is so infectious that there are even appreciation posts on the Line website. 

Best Day Ever! | Banger Powder Day at Brighton

March 28th, 2012 by

Rob Aseltine AKA “Boston Rob”, “Hansome Rob”, “Rob The Face” had a hell of a good day last Monday while he was playing hooky from work. It looks like Brighton was a hell of a good call that day since he was skiing untouched pow and crushing drops to fresh landings all day. I do not think that LCC would have provided the same amount of freshness for very long. I love Rob’s high energy and constant laughter during the entire edit. Way to keep it fun and have the best day ever man!

Hit Rob up with a Like and share this with all your powder hungry friends! When will it ever snow again?!?!

PS. Ladies, Rob is currently single and STD free!

Highlights:

Deep Double: 0:25

Insanely Rad Double: 1:05

Backflip to 360: 1:35

Massive Backflip to Stomp to Tree Jib: 2:00

 

Summer Camp at Boreal: Kids Throw Down!

June 23rd, 2011 by

There is still a ton of snow at Boreal and they recently opened for a new summer ski and snowboard freestyle camp. I had the pleasure of hanging out with some of the campers and damn, they threw down. Thanks to a big winter, skiers and riders get to enjoy the quality features, which would otherwise be dirt by this time of year. It was a beautiful day.

Dual Snowboards : Good or Bad Idea?

May 26th, 2011 by

Snowlerblades for snowboarders, snowlerboards? This is a new idea coming out of the snow sports industry and we want to know what everyone thinks, especially snowboarders. The claim is that this will help improve your snowboarding. This makes me wonder if snowlerblading helps one’s skiing? Or, could it create bad habits?  I watched this with an open mind, but still, I couldn’t help but think that this might be another short lived idea. Maybe very short lived, depending on how long the comedic factor lasts.

Spring Kicker

May 17th, 2011 by

Before Winter returned to Tahoe, John Rockwood, Mat Jackson and I had some fun in the sun. Building and hitting big kickers is always a great time, especially with a view of Painted Rock, the top of KT and the Munchkins. Both Mat and John had new tricks they were working on. If you have an idea of where this is, feel free to go hit the jump once the weather clears. I have a feeling it will be ready to go in a few days.

Storm is Coming, You’re Anxious, Watch this to Mellow Out.

February 13th, 2011 by
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With all this powder in the forecast, I know that all of us are getting crazy agitated.  I know I am.  But, we need to take a deep breath, lay back, and just let whatever’s gonna happen, happen.

This video will help.  Watch the boys ski dream pillow lines to groovy surf melodies.  Makes me wanna be back in Indonesia surfing endless lefts.

Watching skiing like this reminds me why I love this sport.

Deep Winter Day 3

January 15th, 2011 by

The third and final Shooting day of Deep Winter and the worst morning weather by far.  We woke up to pouring rain in the village and it didn’t become snow until half way up the mountain (1700m).  The Temp hovered around freezing all day but the amount of moisture made it feel much colder.  Although it was heavy there was a enough for some thick powder turns in the morning and some nice fresh lines through the higher trees.  Due to heavy winds Peak-2-Peak didn’t open and neither did the alpine. At about 2 pm the clouds broke and the sun came out allowing all the photographers that one last chance to get that awesome photo.  Stay tuned for updates from tomorrows Deep Winter Photo Challenge Slideshow and find out who will be crowned King of Storms.

Kangaroo Kicker and slow mo POW turns – Nov. 28, 2010

December 2nd, 2010 by

November 28, 2010 – Today was another outstanding day of skiing at Squaw Valley. Bluebird Skies and Fresh Powder Turns! Sibo got up and running and the  kangaroo kicker was going off! Check out the video for some fronts, backs and double backs.