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SnowPorn Put down everything...

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by VSG, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    2:12 will do your head in. As will 4:53.
    Show it to OS friends.

    @sly_karma

     
  2. Chaeron

    Chaeron A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome - thx for the share @VSG
     
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  3. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Never tell me to “Put Down Everything”
    It will end in a lot of tears! :eek:
     
  4. crackson

    crackson A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Everything is shit. Everything is useless. Everything drinks too much. Everything can't do anything well.
     
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    JoeKing Old n' Thrusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    You! Yes, you! Stand still laddy
     
  6. Ziggy

    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Gorgeous images.
     
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  7. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ahh yes, I get the reference. And perhaps it was @Heli that did the choppering? John E?
     
  8. Bogong

    Bogong Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow, very pretty pictures.

    However he's charging $5.41 for a one-off viewing of the 40 minute film on Vimeo. While I've demonstrated that I love Feathertop as much as anyone, I'm not sure if I will fork out for it, especially as one of the free "bonus reels" is basically a promo for Friends of the Earth, a group that is way too extreme for my politically centrist inclinations.

    So has anyone seen the film? If so, is it worth the money and do they get excessively political?
     
  9. telecrag

    telecrag Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Got to ski with some of the cast, and with Steve, some years ago now. @dossa5 would know a fair bit about the actual filming in Vic.
     
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  10. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    i bought the filum maybe 6 or 7 years ago on DVD when it came out. its got some great footage. And @Bogong it isnt political at all unless the re-cut is.
     
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    telenomore One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Its not the least bit political. I would say the best BC production yet made in OZ. Steve's a pro. But Im biased. Steve worked with me for a few seasons.
     
  12. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    No....don’t put down everything .......Bears still got fallen trees on Bungelow to deal with!

    Time to take up arms !Or brushcutters/chainsaws etc

    Job half done is not yet done!:thumbs:

    Regardless of film quality .....Team Bears also sit in a moderate position and don’t approve of some extremist group activities!:(

    We may not even get to Feathertop this year but the “journey” is the most important bit is it not!!Looks like we are stuck on the journey for awhile longer.
    Motor Mower Man just cut the Team a brand new semi chisel chain....we are not putting “everything down “ so to speak we are moving up a gear in the late season!
     
  13. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Perhaps less time dreaming and more time holding back the invasions on Diamintina Spur by private enterprise assisted by those lackies in NE Tourism and other groups that have succumbed to the Iconic thingee jiggee!

    High Knob is about to get its wilderness credentials downgraded by the worlds worst plan!

    The pristine wilderness won’t stay that way just by “dreaming”!
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Great re cut. Stevo is very passionate and a good filmmaker. He spent days filming me using an msr whisperlite
     
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    Ziggy A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Support the local guy Bogong. Thought that was one of your themes.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nothing more invigorating than observing a whisperlite in action....Team Bears could watch that kind of action for hours.
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I keep reading the title of the thread and thinking that it is an anti-dog lovers thread.
     
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  18. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well no mention of a gate keeper to keep Fido from watching the video at least!

    Team Bears say Fido could get a blast from colourful shots of a whisperlite in action.
     
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    ecowain One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    You have no idea... I didn't think he'd ever let me stop!
     
  20. Hermannator

    Hermannator One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    This.

    The tele-day is hijacked by FoE, as is the BC festival as well as the BC film festival.

    I personally am not comfortable with our pass-time being used as a vehicle for political purposes - for that matter (despite not really being a 'fan'), I also object to the AFL/NRL being used to propagate social justice and/or political messages...

    We come to the snow to get away from all that shite.
     
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  21. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    'hijacked' is a strong word for someone who got off his ass and organised something fun that wouldn't have happened unless someone got off their ass.
     
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    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Well
    said mr....Team Bears are prepared to run said video when the urge develops.

    We will evaluate it on its merit shortly !:thumbs:
    We hope there are some good stacks! :whistle:
     
  23. SAsurfa

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  24. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    There wouldn't be an Alpine National Park if it weren't for groups like VNPA, TWS and Friends of the Earth. Period.
     
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    Umm, not so much hijacked as organised by.
    FFS, Cam actually got off his arse and organised something, I think he’s entitled to put whatever spin on it he wants.
     
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    Agreed.
     
  27. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Rubbish, Cam Walker who organised those last two events works at FOE, it's not hijacking. It's synergy. Have you read any history about how the Alpine National Park came into existence. Really interesting, and rather than 'extremism' the story resolves around science, community, compromise and hard politics - really intense hard politics. If it weren't for dedicated community groups it would not have happened.
     
  28. climberman

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    Did we watch the same thing? FoE are mentioned in the end credits in text for about 15 seconds.
     
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  29. Tanuki

    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Doing first season at Hotham a while back I found this book at a local op shop; well worth the read. Probably hard to find nowadays, happy to lend it to you if you'd like to read it.
     
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  30. mr

    mr Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I always loved the use of the something for kate song deja vu as the opening to the film.
     
  31. Hermannator

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    Always happy to take on board differing points of view...
     
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    We took off from Punkah and checked out the pitches on Feathertop to ski then hovered around the summit and dropped out of the chopper as we wernt allowed to land. The most amazing thing skiing out there wasnt so much the steeps but seeing Steve hanging out the chopper with all his gear filming. (the snow that day was bullet proof and spooky but the chopper was booked). We then flew back down the valley and landed the chopper in the paddock next door to home where a hot 'tele like a girl if u can' skier got in and flew down to feathers.
    The amazing thing with Steve was the position and places which he put himself into for filming. Quite an accomplished tele skier in his own right thats for sure, and passion for wilderness.
    Has anyone seen the Franklin tassie river paddle flick that Steve also did where Steve is up the front of the boat, has a camera mounted up front also and captures the very moment it capsizes with Steve catapulting face first towards the lens. Spectacular facial contorts. Steve the adventure man.
     
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    Tanuki A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Awesome. Sheesh, with the bulletproof conditions you wouldn't want to stumble. Must've been tense to say the least.
     
  34. Legs Akimbo

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    It's something you have to consider with all ski movies. Whatever the people on screen are doing, someone with a kilo or 20 of camera gear did it first.

    Not so much now, but in the olden days of The Real Warren Miller it was so.
     
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  35. Ubiquitous Steve

    Ubiquitous Steve A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Team Bears organised something that was definately not much fun at the time!:mad:

    Team Bears definately has a “vision”of sitting comfortably watching finals football but Ubi got them off their asses with “hard politics”!

    The track to the Feathertop “wilderness”is now free of debri so lugging Skis,boards and heavy packs and or camera gear for movie making via the Bungelow Spur is somewhat less demanding.Lugging up heavy camera gear is now a possibility for the intrepid film crew!

    Regardless of your political persuasions;) ....it’s a fun Mt..even if Team Bears never made it to the top!
    Team Bears preparing an invoice for FOE!:cry:

    We love the seat at Picture Point....u got to love some infrastructure!:whistle:
    Excellent seat for “wilderness dreaming”..lie flat on your back and go to sleep!
     
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