With a gritty soundtrack and even grittier visuals, Eversince is the most anticipated shred film of the year.
Perhaps the most compelling feat that Absinthe Films has accomplished in Eversince and has mastered over its two decades is the ability to seamlessly blend the most progressive street riding with the most critical, balls-in-the-back-of-your-throat, big mountain shredding. All of the elements that make an Absinthe feature unique and compelling are present in Eversince.
Manuel Diaz, Lucas Debari, and Jason Robinson have changed the game putting down some of the heaviest lines ever captured in Alaska and seem to have proven that the mountains respond just as well to slightly leaned out straight-lines as they do to more traditional turns. All three riders put on a clinic on how to properly manage your sluff, by jumping over it or, the more preferred option in this year’s film, riding right through it with a sort of reckless abandon.
Die hard Absinthe fans will get their fill with the shared Nicolas Muller and Frederik Kalbermatten segment. The Swiss shredders were contacted by an eccentric Russian oligarch who loves their snowboarding and offered to take them heli-riding in the Hindu Kush so he could fulfill a lifelong dream of sliding pow with two of the all time greats. Muller and Kalbermatten agreed provided they could film the whole ordeal and make snowboard history in process.
Cale Zima, once again, executes on his unique vision in the streets and newcomer Max Buri lights up the screen with a unique style and incredible stomping ability, a clear-as-day testament to Absinthe’s ability to pull unknown riders out of the shadows. Then there is Bode Merrill who continues to go massive in the streets, while Garret Warnick puts together a solid first Absinthe offering and Scott Brown blows minds with his tight rail game. Keegan Valaika, who scored a bookend segment, had all of his signature swagger with a little more caution thrown to the wind than normal.
Hundreds of skiers and boarders will be at the Fernie Ski and Board Film Fest as they flock to the Community Centre on Nov. 7 to enjoy the year’s best ski and board films on a large format screen with great sound.
This year’s films also include Conquering the Useless and Paradise Waits. To make it a party drinks and food will be offered; featuring refreshments, pizza and popcorn. Plus there is great prizing and this year’s Film Fest is stacked. Everyone attending will receive a 2 for 1 lift ticket to Castle Mountain and have a chance to win snow vacations, snowcat skiing and more. The event is the season’s sole fundraiser for the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP). Each winter CSP members provide over 400 days of volunteer patrol services in Fernie and Elkford.