Fully Legal

A lot goes on in a typical day besides skiing. Even if you are an all-star, and ski first chair to last chair, skiing only can occupy about a third of your day (at least that’s how much it is at Keystone where the majority of the Fully Legal video was filmed). The other two thirds of our days as skiers are consumed by sleep and consumption of varying forms.

During our time in Colorado we stayed in Frisco. Anywhere from ten to 15 of us crammed into a two-bedroom condo that had 5 beds, claimed to sleep 7 and if you were inventive it could handle 10. This left a few bodies on the floor from time to time and myself outside on the deck in a pair of sleeping bags.

Evenings were filled with family dinners that took hours to prepare due to the size of the kitchen. More than one chef was too many for that space, but we made it work and we managed to eat most nights. Somewhere in this timeframe a groggy exclamation of “Poyben?!” would surface. This was our quasi-swedish-english way of asking if we should watch another Harry Potter movie. If enough residents agreed we would pick up where we left off, if not then we defaulted to South Park or The Office until we all passed out.

Mornings were slow. Really slow. Jens would be up at 6AM to continue editing Finito, but otherwise no one else had a schedule to worry about. Breakfast was optional. Skiing was considered but usually delayed by the drying of mittens and charging of batteries. Somehow we would pull it together, organize a dozen or so people and load up a few vehicles to take off towards the mountain. This video, Fully Legal, is about what happened next.

-Tall T Dan

Featuring Mike King, Jens Nilsson, Douglas Källsbo, and Tobias Sedlacek of Revision Skis. Filmed and edited by Liam McKinley. Additional filming by Cole Gibson and Gustav Cavallin. Filmed in Colorado and Utah during December 2015.

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Video: Spencer Milbocker Park City Laps

Spencer Milbocker Park City Laps

A week ago, Mike Kvackay traveled from Denver to Salt Lake City to film with Spencer Milbocker. Spencer and Mike made the quick trip from Salt Lake City to Park City to film laps on their early season park setup. They filmed for just under 4 hours the first day and knocked out quite a few tricks. After snowing about 8 inches in Salt Lake City that night, they drove back up to Park City in the morning to find fresh snow at the resort. Spencer and Mike decided to get a few more park shots before putting the camera down to enjoy the fresh snow while exploring the rest of the mountain. It was a fun and productive two days.

Spencer Milbocker Park City Laps

New to the team: Spencer Milbocker edit

Revision welcomes Spencer Milbocker to the family. Read more about the news on Newschoolers.

Spencer Milbocker

One look at the video above shows you the diversity of Spencer’s abilities.

Milbocker grew up shredding urban and the small hills in southwest Michigan before taking it out west. He’s been sponsored by big brands for a number of years and has been featured in a number of mainstream ski films. We’re stoked to bring him onto the Revision team.

Though he spends a lot of time across the country, Spencer still has fun at his small home hill (Bittersweet, in Southwest Michigan) when he’s back home, hot lapping 5 minute lift rides and hitting 10-15 features on the quick way back down. Spencer spent last year (2014/2015) getting back in the saddle after recovering from a knee injury that ended his 2013/2014 season. He’s going to be a key fixture in an upcoming film that Revision is working on this coming winter. Keep an eye out.

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Robb Gear Revision Subtraction Twin Tip Powder Skis

Thanks to Robb Gear for highlighting the Subtraction in their latest issue. Read the highlight by clicking on THIS LINK.

 

About the reviewer:

Robb Gear is the reviewing arm of the Robb Report. They highlight products geared towards an active and luxury lifestyle. Take a look at the their website and all of the cool outdoor gear they get a chance to test out.

According to their website, they are “your authoritative guide to top-quality and unique products, from outdoor exploration goods to sports, fitness, travel, and other leisure activities. And it is not only the best source to learn about must-have products; it’s also the best place to acquire them.”

2015-2016 Revision Skis Binding Mounting Guide

The 2015-2016 Revision Skis Binding Mounting Guide for the 2015-2016 lineup of skis can be found here:

2015-2016 Revision Skis Binding Mounting Guide

 

2015-2016 Revision Skis Binding Mounting Guide

 

 

 

 

Note:

Revision Skis recommends that you take your skis and the mounting guide to a professional ski shop to have your bindings installed. This is the best way to be sure that your bindings will be properly mounted. Your local shop should have the jigs and the know how to do the job right. Remember that all binding placements should be measured from the tail of the ski to the boot center location that you want.

Of course, there are a lot of resources online that explain how to mount your bindings yourself if you want to give it a try. This might be an option if you know that your shop doesn’t have a lot of attention to detail and you are somewhat handy. In this case (besides finding a better shop), it would be worth your time to think about buying the manufacturer’s jig. Better yet, buy the same pair of bindings as a buddy or two and go in on the jig together.

Fresh Out The Bunch

Fresh Out The Bunch is an early-season edit of Mike King and friends from The Bunch. The location is Loveland, Colorado and the goal was to shred the early season rails.

 

About Mike King:

Mike King has been sending it hard since his days growing up ski racing in Northern Michigan. Lately he’s been gallivanting around out west, creating edits. He also has a habit of posting up on Facebook on an irritatingly frequent basis of all of the fun he is having.

 

About The Bunch:

The Bunch is a, well, a bunch of boys from Sweden who grew up together mobbing around the streets. They’ve been cranking out some of the most fresh (see what we did there?) edits for a few years now. Fresh Out The Bunch is one of their latest projects. The Bunch includes Revisionaries Tobias Sedlacek (“Toyben”), Leo Björklund (“Lee B”), Sakarias Majander, Douglas Källsbo, Erik Pousette, and Jens Nilsson.

Fresh Out The Bunch

About Loveland:

“Near to the hearts and homes of generations of Colorado skiers and riders, Loveland is Colorado’s true winter wonderland. Just 53 miles west of Denver, Loveland boasts 1,800 acres of remarkable terrain, FREE snowcat skiing along the Continental Divide, an innovative lesson program and more snow than any Front Range or Summit County resort. Loveland is home for those that simply want to ski or ride. Welcome home.” – www.skiloveland.com

Ticking Bomb 2015- Next Generation Media

Next Generation Media made it happen last season. The Norwegian ski filmers bring you plenty of stoke in “Ticking Bomb.” This is a new ski film featuring Kristian Vereide and many other talented skiers. Check it out below.

 

 

About Next Generation Media (NGM)

NGM ( website here) has been pumping out ski edits for over four years now. This film company started out as a group of buddies hanging out, skiing and filming in Norway. They have now grown into one of Norway’s largest ski filmers. Their first full-length film, “Hold Your Horses,” dropped in 2013. This was followed by “Hungry” in 2014, and next by “Ticking Bomb” in 2015.”

Based in Oslo, the company includes Ola Sollie, Fredrik Torsvik, and Edward Knai Nilsen. The three share all of the duties involved in making ski edits, from the camera work and directing through reel editing and production.

NGM is also working with experienced 3D-animators and graphic designers. This expands their ability to deliver high class videos and material.

Revision Skis is stoked to be working with Next Generation Media on past and upcoming projects.

 

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Who We Are – About Revision Skis by Freeskier Magazine

Who We Are - About Revision Skis by Freeskier Magazine

 

We recently had a chance to speak with Tess Weaver Strokes at Freeskier Magazine about who we are, our philosophy, product line, and industry-leading warranty program. After getting to know our team and products, Tess wrote an article for Freeskier, titled “Revision Skis: A jibber’s delight”. Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

 

Since launching its two-model line on August 1, 2014, Revision Skis, a company of four based in Colorado and Michigan, already boasts a FREESKIER Editors’ Pick: The Subtraction, a 116 mm powder ski that scored a 10 out of 10 in the category of “playfulness,” which, says Wanrooy, is a perfect fit for Revision’s customer base.

“Our powder skis are developed for progressive skiers who are pushing the boundaries of powder skiing via butters, skiing switch, and jibbing natural features.”

For its sophomore line, Revision added two models, raised the tip height on the Talismans, Revision’s versatile ski for skiers who flex, bounce and press their way down, and upgraded the bases and edges of the entire line to increase durability. That was based on feedback from customers, guides and clients at Fernie Wilderness Adventures (a cat-skiing operation in Fernie, BC where Revision tests its powder skis) and from Revision’s core team of athletes.

If you would like to read more detail about who we are, follow the link to the full article by Freeskier Magazine – Revision Skis: A jibber’s delight.

More Information About Who We Are

Additionally, you can learn more about Revision via the About and Skis pages on our website.  Also, you can check out our full product lineup here.  If you have any questions for us, please feel free to reach out via our contact page.  Also, be sure to follow along on social media for all of the latest content and information.

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Kimbo Sessions SleekTown

SleekTown at the Kimbo Sessions

Enjoy this prime ski video, titled ‘SleekTown’.  SleekTown was filmed by Ante Olofsson during the Kimbo Sessions in Kläppen, Sweden featuring Leo Bjorklund, Jens Nilsson, and friends.

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About Klappen

Kimbo Sessions Klappen Sweden

Klappen, home to the Kimbo Sessions, is approximately 390 miles from Sweden’s capital Stockholm and located in the region of Vaesterbotten. Vaesterbotten’s capital city of Umea is around 78 miles away from Klappen. Klappen is located in Salen, which is one of the biggest ski areas in Sweden. The Salen ski resort is made up of the following ski areas: Stoten, Hundfjallet, Tandadalen, Hogfjallet, Lindvallen, and Klappen. The elevation at the summit is 2,181 feet and base is at an elevation of 1,148 feet.  This makes for a vertical drop of 1,0033 feet at Klappen. There are 35 ski runs, with the longest spanning 2 miles. Nearly half of the runs are beginner ski runs, with the remaining ski runs being split up by intermediate, advanced, and expert.  For park skiers, there are 4 terrain parks to choose from. Klappen has been open for over 30 years and the ski season usually runs from approximately December through April.

Klappen ski resort has purchased a state of the art gondola, which is the ski resort’s largest investment in it’s history. The opening ceremony will be held in December 2016. The gondola cars will start at the welcome center, with an intermediate station at Tranantorget, and a final station at the top of the mountain. Each gondola can accommodate ten guests comfortably and features heated seats to keep skiers warm on cold days.

Klappen is also a popular recreation destination in the summertime.  Popular activities include hiking, canoeing, fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. Wildlife viewing with an experienced guide is also a popular activity and a great way to discover the local flora, fauna, elk, beavers, and more. The Vasterdalalven river runs through the region and is home to excellent salmon, char, and rainbow trout fishing.

Filming Advance at Grand Targhee Resort

 Over the winter of 2014/2015, Grand Targhee Resort was the playground where the Revision crew filmed part of our short film, “Advance.” Revision skis athletes Chris McKeever, Danny Arnold, and Jake Fagrelius, filmer Mike Kvackay, and photographer Arthur Balluff hit the resort on March 12th. Half of the guys had road tripped from Colorado, a 6-hour white knuckle ride through a blizzard in a rented Toyota Camry (note from Mike, Teton Pass is not advisable in 2wd in a whiteout). We caught up with the guys to talk about the trip and also to gain some perspective on everything that goes into creating a film like “Advance.”

Grand Targhee Resort is located in the Teton Mountains, in the town of Alta, a quick ride north of Jackson. The crew was put up in the Sioux Lodge, which is conveniently located right at the base of the hill and made for a great bonding experience in the comfy quarters of the lodge.

The overnight snowstorm ended up dumping about 8″ of freshies, and the crew headed out the first morning to what Kvackay describes as “probably the gnarliest in bounds terrain of any resort I have been to.” Grand Targhee offers over 2,600 acres of terrain, has a vertical drop of nearly 2,300 feet, and five lifts which spread out the crowds and keep lift lines short. With awesome terrain and the cold smoke powder found in the interior, it was the perfect setting for the opening scenes for “Advance.” 

Danny Arnold backflip

Danny with a nice backie into that perfect Grand Targhee pow – photo credit Arthur Balluff

After the first dump, the rest of the trip was quite warm and dry. No more snow fell and the temps climbed into the 40s, but still, freshies were to be found. “The backcountry access was perfect. 3 days after our storm, we could still find fresh tracks only a few hundred feet from a lift.”  – Mike Kvackay, Filmer

Creating even a short film like Advance is an exhausting effort that a lot of people take for granted. Even working with the rad Grand Targhee terrain, the crew shot for 6 days, with only a handful of shoots ever making it to the viewer’s eyes. There can be a lot of variables in a shot, such as camera errors like missed focus or simply the skier just didn’t land it. On hill, Kvackay was the only snowboarder on a “ski only” trip, which was hard. Whether traversing to a film spot, or unstrapping after getting stuck, and lugging 20 pounds of camera pack, the going was tough for him. After the filming is done, Mike needed to edit and label shots for hours after 6 hours of hiking and skiing around. “Let’s just say that it is a full time job with everything combined together.”

Revision skis athlete Jake Fagrelius spinning on Subtraction pow skis at Grand Targhee

Jake Fagrelius jibbing a Grand Targhee pillow – photo credit Arthur Balluff

“All of the athletes stepped up their game. Danny killed it. I love skiing with him and he really pushes himself on every feature. I would have to say his naked backflip was my favorite. The snow had been sunbaked so getting speed was an issue but he pulled that bad boy around with nothing on but his ski boots and his transceiver. Chris also charged hard on resort, not even speed checking through gullies riddled with moguls and trees. Everyone was super friendly, the stoke was high and we got some killer shots from the trip. I cannot wait to head back soon.” – Mike Kvackay

 

All told, Grand Targhee turned out to be the perfect place to film for “Advance.” We’re thankful for the opportunity and their generosity in hosting us.

 

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8″ of dry Grand Targhee powder on Day 1

 

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Grand Targhee Day 2

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Grand Targhee Resort Day 3

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