Level 1 Presents Habit
It’s that time of year again! The days are getting shorter, and the air is a little more crisp in the morning. You know what that means: Ski Season is fast approaching. But what to do during the dark season? You know, that period of time between summer and the start of ski season. There’s not much to do but loaf around and nerd out over every iota of ski content and gear. Sound familiar? Well,We are all creatures of habit, after all.
At least there are ski movies. With Film Tours cruising around the country, you’ve got a guaranteed ski party practically every weekend. And nothing gets us more stoked than watching the annual offering from Level 1 Productions. This year, LJ Strenio, Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, and Rob Heule hopped in front of the Level 1 cameras. From LJ’s urban stuntery to Will’s creative approach and all the way to Sami and Rob’s envisioned pump track jib zone in Sunshine Village, LINE skiers ran the gambit of ski porn production. And we couldn’t be more stoked.
So be on the lookout for a HABIT Premiere near you. In the meantime, check out LJ’s X Games Real Street Part:
LINE SKIS AND NAPSTER AIM TO KEEP MOUNTAIN VIBES HIGH WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP
SEATTLE (January 25, 2017) – Followers of the LINE Traveling Circus series know better than most that a solid soundtrack is just as important as the skiing it’s backing up. Thanks to a new partnership with Napster, now a legit, global music streaming service, LINE aims to make it even easier for fans to find and access the music that’s streamed daily by their favorite brand and pro skiers alike.
Found on both LINEskis.com and Napster’s desktop and mobile apps, fans can enjoy content from a selection of LINE featured skiers. Each athlete will obsessively curate their current favorite tracks into a Napster playlist and publish the selection alongside a bio, photos and their favorite LINE products.
Beginning today, the partnership kicks off with established artist and skier, Eric Pollard, known by many as a key component of LINE’s look and feel. With additional experience in film production and editing, Eric knows a thing or two about selecting cuts for the perfect soundtrack.
In addition to featured playlists, LINE and Napster will host a monthly photo contest through social media that will extend into the summer. Fans will have a chance to submit entries to win select soft goods and ultimately have a chance at a pair of custom-designed skis with graphics by skier and local artist, Charlie Cultrara. Follow @LINEskis and @napster on Instagram and Facebook for rules on entering.
LINE followers can enjoy a free trial of Napster for 30 days, featuring unlimited streaming of millions of songs, radio stations and curated playlists, then $9.99/month after. For more information, please visit LINEskis.com/napster.
About Napster: Napster is one of the world’s leading premium subscription streaming music services. Available in 34 countries, Napster gives members unlimited ad-free access to the music they love anywhere, anytime and on any device – online or off. Whether on the slopes, at home, at work, or in the car, Napster subscribers can download playlists and tracks from a catalog of 40 million songs, and tap into the power of our global Listener Network, to connect with like-minded music fans and discover new music they love every day. Napster is headquartered in Seattle, with offices across the U.S. Latin America and Europe, and its respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Napster on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and learn more at www.napster.com.
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WILL WESSON’S 2016 WINNING ENTRY
Real Skiing in Real Streets! X Games is fast approaching and with it a crowd favorite – X Games Real Street video contest! While we’re always psyched to watch awesome edits, we’re particulary stoked for the 2017 contest as LINE athletes have stacked the competition!
Returning to the competition again this year are Will Wesson and Tom Wallisch, who claimed the X Games Gold Medal and People’s choice respectively. Joining them are fellow LINE athletes Khai Krepela and LJ Strenio!
Be sure to stay tuned for more info on when & where the edits will be dropping online!
Tom Wallisch’s 2016 Entry
Check the Insta-Gallery for Behind-The-Scenes action!
Can’t find the words to describe how happy I am to be done filming this @xgames #realski part 😂 But no joke I’ve never worked so hard at anything in my life. Hope you like what we put together. Look for it on the ESPN site and in @level1 movie with lots more next fall @theskimonster @sagaouterwear @lineskis 📽 @jakestrassman with @upstate_doan #windknockedout
A video posted by LJ Strenio (@ljstrenio) on
Lowest of lows as we ran out of light last night before getting the shot. So grateful for the whole crew to rally again today for round two logging one of my all time favorite shots. Thanks for all the hard work @erikseophoto @jermpaquette 📷@hennievj and @joshwaldaddy! @sagaouterwear @theskimonster @lineskis
Happy to come out of @xgames #realski generally healthy and in one piece again. Thank you @jonnydurst for the hard work and everyone who helped us especially #1 street support wizard @kevinsalonius(photo)! Congrats to all involved on some crazy videos(coming in Feb). Looking forward to my first chairlift ride of 2017…
Level 1’s Pleasure
It feels good. Slamming into concrete walls, risking the backcountry unknown, being broke on the road… Some would call it hedonistic behavior, we call it living the dream, and this cast of characters delivers a vibrant depiction of this so-called sport of skiing. With a local tourist mentality, the simple joys are found near and far. From India, Switzerland and Japan, to British Columbia, Washington DC, and Alaska, it’s business in the front, party in the back, and no one is phoning it in. Level 1 continues to surprise with another must watch ski film in a lineage of classics, for your viewing PLEASURE
Watch your favorite LINE athletes & more in Level 1 Production’s 17th release, “PLEASURE!”
Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Khai Krepela, LJ Strenio, Rob Heule, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Garrett Russell and friends.
“(Pleasure) should be considered mandatory viewing this season for all ski movie fans. Combing artistry, athleticism, creativity, and a thoughtful theme carried throughout, it’s as tight and as entertaining as a ski film can get. But it’s also propped up with no ego; just having fun and skiing with your friends. Though it’s a simple concept that’s difficult to translate to film, Berman and fellow producers Freedle Coty and Jonny Durst succeed in spades.” – Matt Hansen, Powder Magazine
“It seems year after year Level 1 steps up their films and Pleasure is no exception. This film is pure good times with great skiers filmed in unique locations. I’ve rewatched the film five times.” – Mike Rogge, Outside Online
“Damn, it’s a beautiful example of ski filmmaking. I was really impressed last year by the quality of Small World’s production and Level 1 have taken another step up here.” – Adam Spensley, Newschoolers.com
“We really didn’t know the film would be this awesome, this unique, this crowd-pleasing.” – Freeskier Magazine
Directed by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Jonny Durst
Produced by Josh Berman
Principal Cinematography by Jonny Durst, Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Robin Lee
Edited by Jonny Durst, Freedle Coty, Josh Berman
Creative Direction by Schui Baumann
Will Wesson, Sami Ortlieb, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, Laurent DeMartin, McRae Williams, KC Deane, Khai Krepela, Sandy Boville, Magnus Granér, Mitchell Brower, LJ Strenio, Josh Bibby, Rob Heule, Ben Smith, Ethan Swadburg, Shay Lee, Jonah Williams, Pär Peyben Hägglund, Arkadiy Kazakov, Keegan Kilbride, Thayne Rich, Garrett Russell, TBS, Tatum Monod and friends.
Shot on Location in:
Eagle Pass, BC, Gulmarg, India. Kirovsk, Russia. Hokkaido, Japan. Secret Valley, Switzerland. Washington, DC. Snowbird, UT. Southeast Alaska. Salt Lake City, UT.
Washington TC – A Film By LINE Traveling Circus
The LINE TRAVELING CIRCUS has returned for its Ninth Season with WASHINGTON TC. There’s no debate – this film will be a tremendous success. In what may be the largest cast yet, this international group of deplorables explores this great nation’s 42nd state – Washington!
Featuring: Leo Taillefer, LJ Strenio, Peyben Hägglund, Rob Heule, Khai Krepela, Will Wesson, Garrett Russell, Andy Parry, Ross Imburgia, Dylan Siggers, Jack Borland, Tucker FitzSimons, Sämi Ortlieb, Remus the Corgi, Jeff Curry & more!
Filmed on location at Summit at Snoqualmie, Stevens Pass & Mission Ridge!
“I’m living the American dream right now?” – Leo Taillefer
Good Company’s “Vice Versa”
You waited for it and now – its finally here! Tom Wallisch and the Good Company crew return with their first full-length film, Vice Versa, featuring world class urban, park and backcountry skiing, all with their trademark fun style.
Tom Wallisch, Tim McChesney, Niklas Eriksson, John Ware, Magnus Granér, Thayne Rich, Andy Partridge, Dylan Sondrup, Will Berman, Dale Talkington, Khai Krepela, Chris Laker, Ahmet Dadali, Tatum Monod, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, Noah Wallace, Karl Fostvedt.
Produced By:Tom Wallisch and Tom Yaps
Directed By:Kyle Decker
Edited By: AJ Dakoulas Kyle Decker
Filmed By: AJ Dakoulas Kyle Decker Jasper Newton
For more, follow @GoodCompanySki #thisisgoodcompany
WELCOME TO THE LINE SKIS TEAM!
KHAI KREPELA FROM PARK CITY, USA as interviewed by Dylan Siggers
Favorite LINE skis? Honey Badgers (coming fall ’16)
What’s the sickest trick you could do as a 12 year old? Probably a 3, I think that was also the first time I hit a rail.
Number of days not skiing park this year: [Haha] More than usual – spent some time skiing Sun Valley and then a bit of time hitting urban.
What thing are you really bad at…but still do regularly even though you suck? (e.g. Skateboarding) I would like to say I’m a good fisherman but I have a ton to learn.
How many KMs do you have on your van…yes, kilometers. Literally nobody knows how to do that math so it’s impossible to find out. It just tipped over 190,000 miles.
How many nights have you slept in your van this year? Probably around a month. When I got back to Utah from Tell A Friend Tour, I didn’t have a place to live so I was living out of my car for a bit.
Fish eye or long lens? Fish eye… all day.
Jumpz or Railz? [Haha] Rails, I suck at jumps.
PBR or Coors Banquet? In high school, it was PBR all the way – but it’s now Coors.
Best day of skiing in your life? Hiking Pine Cone Ridge with my dad and uncle. One of the most memorable and fun moments of my life.
PÄR “PEYBEN” HÄGGLUND FROM SWEDEN, as interviewed by Andy Parry
Who do you look up to in skiing? Anyone who does shit that hasn’t been done yet or just does something old in a way that makes you think it’s new.
Do you think Will Wesson is a robot? I think there’s a while until we have robots with that much humility!
Whats one thing you like about the US? Panda Express.
Whats one thing you don’t like about the US? That there’s enough stupid people to make a stupid man a presidential candidate.
Who do you think has the best style? Right now, I think Sakarias Majander’s style is hard to beat!
Dogs or cats? Dogs! Cats are not to be trusted…
Do you think video games should be in the X Games? Heeeeell no! X-games is for Xtreme sports E-sports should have a E-games..
Do you do think the X Games is still cool? Yes of course, Henrik is still in it.
Favorite Ski? #bendyourblends
Your first flip? I flipped out on racing rules and quit it!
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