Riding Footage From The 2008/2009 Season

by Fraser

I keep leaving it later and later, but, I have at least stuck to my principle of editing the footage from one season before snowboarding the season after. I’m talking about the video I took last year in Morzine. Over the last week and a half I’ve been streaming it all, and then did a quick edit yesterday. I even mixed in some of my Hokkaido guiding footage. It had to be done given that I’m going away next Saturday…

To be honest, maybe the reason that I’ve left it so long is that I’m not that keen on what I shot. I don’t think it’s bad or anything like that, and I do enjoy watching it, it’s more that I had hoped to progress on some of the things that I did in Fernie, the year before; the snowboarding in Morzine/Avoriaz took a slightly different direction.

That said, there are elements to this video/riding that really interest me. I had a lot of fun riding The Stash in Avoriaz, which is where most of this is filmed. I’d like to return to some of those features and some of the things I was trying. For example, there’s a bonk (sic) around 01:14 in, that was close to being good. I just needed to 180 out. It’s definitely given me a lot to look forward to.

As for the things that were missing, apart from amazing powder shots :), I guess I just didn’t go big.

I’m still using Movie Maker, which although isn’t fantastic, I’d have to say it’s doing the job for me. The rather awesome song is “Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe” by Okkervil River from their album The Stage Names.

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