TEAM DREAM TEAM, directed by Dillon Buss.
Speaking with Todd James earlier this month, he noted to us that he was given absolute creative freedom when he made this video for U2’s new song “The Troubles” featuring Lykke Li.
An interview with skier Cody Townsend about the “Most insane ski line EVER.”
Where is this spot?
The location of this line is a semi-secret. It’s in Alaska somewhere is the closest answer I can give. Which really doesn’t narrow it down very much because Alaska has more mountainous terrain than anywhere else in the world.
How did you find it?
I found that line by pure chance. I had been explicitly looking for a chute like this for more than 5 years. This one just happened to pop up at the right time.
Was that your first time skiing it?
That was my first time skiing it. Didn’t want to do that one twice!
How fast do you think you were going?
I was an alpine Downhill racer until I was 20 years old and have been clocked at more than 93mph in a race course. While this chute wasn’t as fast as that, it was the closest I’ve been to it since I ski raced. I’d guestimate I was going about 70+ mph at the bottom.
What’s going on in your head before a line like that?
The main thing going on in my head before it was that it was completely doable and I visualized skiing it in my head 100 times before dropping in. By that point, you can’t even imagine yourself falling or making a mistake. So to be honest, while I did have some butterflies in my stomach, I wasn’t that scared. It was actually once I got into the chute that I got more scared and realized how fast I was going, how long the chute was and how narrow the bottom truly was. That’s why I was so damn fired up when I finally got out of that thing in one piece.
Always a fan of what Simon Landrein makes, and this video for Compassion Crew’s “Masters Of The Gentlemanly Art” is no exception.
Here’s the animated carol to prove it.
Sandy Kim tells a Classic Tale of a forced trip in Miami
A look through 12 months of models photographed by Steven Meisel for the 2015 Pirelli Calendar
In The Search For BLDG.40, Rob Miceli skates through an abandoned psychiatric center (not on a Psycho Stick, tho) in New York state while Sean Colello does the filming. A+ for creative use of a bowling alley.
Donuts around donuts around donuts around donuts… Ken Block’s Gymkhana SEVEN has got all the donuts you need, and a little OJ to wash it down.
The result of what happens when you combine with video game modification skills with a punk rock sensibility.
It’s apparently a big thing in Japan for girls to dress alike to show off their friendship or something. Thanks to forward-thinking by a hardworking exec, grown-up girls who are friends and also fans of lingerie and Disney’s Frozen, now have the opportunity to wear matching Frozen-themed bras that change color when the girls touch. Are you still reading this?