MEATHEAD FILMS JAY PEAK SEGMENT
More than one third of the movie was park, jib, pipe, and rail action which is great in small doses but gets old quick. However, my experience is radically different as it was the season of the opportunist with an abundance of powder days for those that capitalized on short notice at the right locations. This type of sponsorship or special privledges for free promotional time in a video is why I dislike many larger ski film companies. I enjoyed watching the bonus features more than the feature presentation. Next is a rather repetitive segment originally featured in the previous Meatheads offering called Born From Ice. These two skiers have my sincere admiration for spending days hiking up short vertical for what looked like some great short powder runs. Not to mention Bowen is over 50! With a cover price of twenty-five dollars, I expected a lot more for my money.
The Meatheads are loosing touch with the balance between appealing both to skiers that love natural snow and unnatural features. I recently watched it again and still, aside from its shortcomings, was very enjoyable. So I can understand somewhat his being split between park and backcountry. Knee to waist deep powder and a lot of sick lines, tree shots, and nice hucks abound at The Meatheads home mountain. A completely bogus segment from Sunday River features the resort apparently building a Super Park just for the Meatheads. Powder segments were primarily driven by Stowe and Jay sequences.
So I can understand somewhat his being split segnent park and backcountry. Snow Gods concludes with a Superpark session at Sunday River which feels more like a paid advertisement for Sunday River than a dilms from an up and coming lesser known upstart ski movie production outfit.
Several notable absences are immediately noted from Wanderland including powder fiend Joe Morabito and Simon Thompson who were amongst the Meatheads best skiing talent that always delivered memorable scenes.
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The lack luster segments drag whereas the edge of your seat features are far too short. The urban jibbing scenes were simply amazing featuring some of the best talent around. In summary, The Meatheads continue to improve production, video, and direction while loosing ski talent, vision, and overall quality of footage.
Head for the Hills is sensational!
Meathead Films Wins “Best Powder Segment” With Jay Peak Segment
Between the Stowe and Jay Peak shots, nay sayers who complained of a season without any good powder meqthead should be sufficiently educated and silenced.
Unfortunately, there was rather limited footage from this excellent day at Jay Peak and the movie concludes with the viewer, not unlike any other powder day, wanting for more. A night time tree, jib, and park session at Loon Mountain follows interspersed with various urban rail and park shots.
Bad weather derailed this potentially promising feature of the movie. Not to mention Bowen is over 50! The park peam pipe meathea lack depth and ability when removed from their unnatural playground. Grasso drives up to Killington riding his motorcycle with long straight skis strapped to his back. I look forward to Head for the Hills.
Not only did the overall skiing talent reduce in quality but new Meatheads lack meatheaf personal dynamics involved with shooting great lifestyle aspects. Snow Gods is a fine addition to The Meatheads growing library of DVDs and offers up some great skiing despite a less than stellar season. I recently watched it again and still, aside from its shortcomings, was very enjoyable.
A Review of Snow Gods by The Meatheads
A variety of backcountry scenes ensue including some big mountain open bowl skiing, knee deep powder chutes, road side debauchery, and a side of hucks and jumps. The Meatheaf went out to Ohio to film Radio Ron training for the ski season and banging out bumps on a local segmennt before sevment his yearly trip to ski big bumps at Killington in the spring. Some of my favorite sequences are of his headcam shots, especially when he turns the camera around.
But Snow Gods failed to take the franchise to the next level and elevate the production and quality of skiing shots above the previous offering. A fitting visual montage for the early months of the ski season. The Meatheads are loosing touch with the balance between appealing both to skiers that love natural snow and unnatural features. Powder Day Cannon Style: The Stowe segments featured especially deep powder footage with good skiing from the Meatheads.
That about sums up the problematic ratio of park scenes compared to powder footage. Knee to waist deep powder and a lot of sick lines, tree shots, and nice hucks abound filma The Meatheads home mountain.
The seven minute long segment drags on as a boring conclusion to the movie despite a few nice hucks and tricks being featured. These two skiers have my sincere admiration for spending days hiking up short vertical for what looked like some great short powder runs. There is a segment from Newfoundland which shows the ultimate pit fall of New England skiing which is planning a trip in advanced.
Snow Gods opens with scenes of rain and running water melting away sheets of ice. This section of New York is hit extremely hard by snow storms but has very little vertical. Your email address will not be published.
How have I missed this site for so long!? The urban rail and jib scenes are sensational featuring some of the best young talent to be found any where in the United States. I enjoyed watching the bonus features more than the feature presentation. Plenty of behind the scenes footage is included demonstrating that a trip to the Chic Chocs is just as much about the adventure and trip itself than the skiing.
The movie finally gets back to some sick powder shots at Stowe, again featuring Joe Morabito who salvages the movie from the previous stale and uninteresting segments. Those two rip up Eastern backcountry lines like nobody else.