Grigory Fuzeev doesn’t just “think outside the box.” He smashes the box, lights it on fire, then paints post-modern art with the ashes.
You may not have heard of him yet, but Russian shredder Grigory Fuzeev has been quietly making a name for himself the past few seasons with his supremely wacky rotations and grabs.
Apparently not subject to the same limits of physics and flexibility as the rest of us, Grigory first caught our attention in 2015 with his mind-blowing “Wanna Be a Knight” submission. Since then he’s only continued innovating, and his latest invention — the GrabReel — will keep you clicking on the replay button for an indeterminate amount of time (one of our interns is currently locked in a closet, watching the GrabReel for the ten-thousandth time, his index finger ground down to the bone from clicking replay).
Grigory has established two rules for the GrabReel concept: 1) Each grab appears once, and 2) Each rotation appears once. Taken together, the concept provides us with an edit where each new trick/grab combo is a revelation. Getting tired of seeing the same old spins/grabs? Why don’t you give a balalaika a try? How about a Fuzz grab? Or maybe just a plain old reverse screamin’ taipan?
Regardless of whether or not your body is physically capable of contortion on Grigory’s level, you’ll definitely leave this viewing experience with a few new ideas to try out the next time you’re on skis. Just make sure to get a good stretch in first.