Eye Trip from Level 1 Productions: 2010 style, baggy pants, swagger everywhere. Feat. Ahmet Dadali, Tom Wallisch, Phil Casabon and many more.
This summer’s been a special one for ski movie aficionados. In celebration of their 20th year, Level 1 Productions has been dropping their entire movie catalog online for free, with a new movie out each week on their Vimeo channel. What’s better, each movie is accompanied by a weekly podcast with Josh Berman, Freedle Coty & friends sharing their memories and stories from the making of each movie. But don’t wait to watch them — this is a special offer good just for this fall, and we’re expecting the movies to go offline again at some point. Case in point: peep them while you can!
This week’s drop was already up to Afterdark (2011), but this week’s TBT goes out to Eye Trip (2010) as a beautiful artifact of a particular era in skiing. From Ahmet Dadali’s legendary Chip the Ripper opening segment, the inimitable style of Adam Delorme and Mike Hornbeck, heavy urban from JF Houle, the rail wizardry of Will Wesson and Logan Imlach, BC domination from Wiley Miller, the rebirth of Phil Casabon as B-Dog… this movie just seems to embody the state of skiing in 2010. Parker White’s insane zero spin on the closing Sun Valley gap jump might still stand as the most insane zeroes on a park jump yet. And God forbid we forget Tom Wallisch’s insane street segment… There’s not much not to like about Eye Trip, which goes down as one of the best movies of its era.