My biggest project so far, the Untouched project, is only a month away from seeing the light of day!
The daily routine is totally vampire now, but the cool thing is I get to see the sunrise and the sunset every day… just the other way around, hehe.
Here is everything you need to check, if you are interested in the video: FB event, ticket purchase and website for more info…
The skiers teaser is also out, so check who’s in and get ready for the 20th December premiere in Kino Šiška!
Winter pattern of “surfing one day, riding pow the next” is what you are dreaming of from December on, but this time it started early!
A sizeable amount of snow pilled in the mountains already and of course you can not count on building big powder kickers anytime soon, but everybody is getting into winter vibes with riding pipes and random jibs.
This cool tree jib was so much fun. I love progressive tricks brought into natural environment, it just shows true skills. And some green moss on the side of the trees really makes the icing on the shots for me, hehe.
Everybody was really motivated although it rained pretty bad. I can not wait for the real winter!
I wanted to go back to Soelden with Untouched sometime in this season, as we had pretty successful shoot there last year. The mountains there have a lot of potential, but we could not go all out, while there was shitloads of sharks underneath.
This time we scored even better. New snow on Soelden and a promising Hochoetz resort were the bomb. It was a freeride mission basically, with our most experienced team member, Matevž Maček, and young skier, Andraž Šparovec.
We really pushed it from dusk till dawn each day, husling to get tickets, hiking woods and lines, late for the last lift everyday and then still filming scenics until sun went down.
It was hard core four days, but it payed off, like always when you put so much effort in it. More about the trip on Untouched blog…
February and March were busy months for me.
I have been to Oetztal with Untouched (more about it on Untouched site and in a blog tomorrow), doing various other projects and driving back and forth for Qparks shootings.
Planneralm Oldschool was pretty crazy and it was snowing so I was amped up as always. Spent two cool days with DC crew in Kitzbuhel. Return to my last years favorite, Kitzsteinhorn, for Oakley Talent Days and encountered the most crowded Planai ever at Atomic Experience Day.
Most relaxed and productive was hands down the Gastein Sessions, where I got to take some Slovenian young guns with me. Snowboarders Luka and Peter Podlogar and skier Agron Imeri get the best crew award this year in advance, haha.
The teaser for Luža Petrol 007 is done and up.
Unique session will be happening from 30th of March till 1st of April on Krvavec. If you want to try to get over the pool water, do some slackline or just party, drop by.
This year I am responsible for video part of the Luža contest.
It is a annual event, where skiers and snowboarders are trying to get over a pool of freezing water or sending the best trick into it. All goes on in a fun three day spring session on Krvavec with all sorts of happening, so I really look forward to the main event.
First thing of my work was to film them a nice teaser, based on the story continuing from the last year. We were doing a lot of branding and a lot of driving, but it is a well organized team working on it, so my job was pretty easy. Teaser will be up in the start of March, so stay tuned…
I am working shifts as miner in China, haha.
Today is the first day without holding a cam, since who knows when. We have been doing various stuff for Untouched (check the blog on our webpage) and shooting rails with Jibrothers and Vogel locals. George found a Mecca for street rails somewhere in Austria and we have been going back for three days. Night shoots, day shoots, exercising German… it is all part of the process. One thing we realized is that Austria is so far ahead from our post transition state, just because of their positive attitude towards things and a will to communicate and make compromises. No unnecessary yelling and threatening, just clear common sense and some effort on your side and you can ride a spot for days. Loving it!
We have one hell of a night behind us.
To start the evening off, we got kicked from the first spot by an aggressive Planina “native”, then we got all three cars locked inside the fenced parking and with temperatures around -20°C the spirits were low as it gets.
But Šparovc was not done and Katja, Šmid and me were not going to back down either. We went to some bridge rail into a natural bank and put in some after hour shoveling. Šmid was pulling Andraž with a car, so he could get enough speed and past 3AM we had some of the best street shots so far! Šparovc getting hollywood style inrun shots and a grind 450 out with a seizeble drop, was worth every frozen toe. Some hand brake drifting on the way back home was just the icing on the cake, haha!
Strangely, we only have enough snow in our area, nothing few kilometers out in any direction. It is still lightly falling every day, so mission time is prolonged. Top notch!
We had a super quick hit with Jibrothers today, less than 20 minutes of filming on the rail at the wall. Great work, we are going for another one when it gets the dark…
Every year we get some days, when snow embraces the cities. Since we were kids we always went jibbing some skaterail, but nowadays we use this days (or mostly nights) for filming real spots.
Jibrothers are on a mission all day, every day, so I got a message that we should go filming today, before I took a look through the window and noticed we got 10cm of white outside.
We gathered lights and shovels that have been waiting too long and hit the streets. Šparovc got two tricks in the bag in front of the mandatory crowd and the celebratory 2AM beer was well deserved. More to come in next days…