X-Games Real Snow is back and edits are sick. X-Games gets a lot of criticism for being a stale and sterile but it’s unique formats like this that keep the franchise fresh for the new school kids. Here’s the format:
Rather than a single day competition, snowboarders compile footage over two months with a filmer and edit it down to a video part we the public then get to vote on to decide the winner.
Simple but brilliant. Here’s this year’s submission. Link to vote at the bottom:
Age: 26 | Stance: Regular | Hometown: Trois-Rivières, Quebec | Most recent part: Ender, “Called 4” by The Brothers Factory | Real Snow 2016 Fan Favorite and silver medalist | Filmer/editors: William and Charles Demers
Age: 25 | Stance: Regular | Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota | Most recent part: “Reckless Abandon” by Bode Merrill and Jon Ray | TransWorld Magazine’s 2016 “Men’s Rookie of the Year” | Filmer: Colton Morgan
Age: 27 | Stance: Goofy | Hometown: Helsinki, Finland | Most recent part: Opener, “Insight” by TransWorld | X Games rookie | Filmer: Petrus Koskinen
Age: 29 | Stance: Regular | Hometown: Hood River, Oregon | Most recent part: “Play” by Neff | Real Snow 2016 gold, 2015 silver medalist | Filmer: Wojtek Targosz
[images from xgames.espn.com]