High Life by Teton Gravity
“High Life”, Teton Gravity Research’s newest extreme skiing and
snowboarding film premiered in New York City at Avalon in November (‘03). It was
incredibly exciting and well photographed. High Life documents the very best of this
year’s riding and culture. TGR’s newest talent continues their full throttle
emergence, while the big guns show the best in fusion progression and prove why they
remain globally elite.
Alas, in it’s 77 minute length there were only 3 full snowboarder segments. But
swee-eet they were. Youngster Travis Rice ripped it up in the park and on the cliffs
in an all too short sequence. Victoria Jealouse, probably the best known female
backcountry snowboarder in the world pulls off cliff lines that most people
would consider unridable. Jeremy Jones had the most awe-inspiring ride and the best
music (Kromozomes "Million Miles" and "War" by Pre-Thing) for
his breathtaking cliff hucking. He earns it. P.S. it’s a family affair; his
brothers are part owners of TGR.
So we had to watch a lot of skiing too in this flick! But watching great extreme
skiing with kewl music is the next best thing to watching great snowboarding. It
would have been nice if the resorts were identified, especially the European ones.
Locations include Switzerland, France, Italy, British Columbia, Alaska, Wyoming,
California, Oregon, and Colorado.
I was mesmerized and paralyzed by the sight of skier Candide Thovex swinging
gracefully like a pendulum through the halfpipe, with his snowpants halfway down his
butt. I wondered not if he would fall, but if his pants would! This is a film will
keep the skiers and snowboarders in your group stoked. Starring: Marc Andre
Belliveau, Micah Black, Will Burks, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Chris Collins, Matt
Collins, Mikael Deshenaux, Rick Greener, Victoria Jealouse, Jeremy Jones, Kent
Kreitler, Charlotte Moats, Jeremy Nobis, Peter Olenick, Jamie Pierre, Candide Thovex,
Andy Woods, and many more.
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