A Walk in the Park
“Niklas Eriksson spent some time in Park City this past winter, and it was the perfect opportunity to link with 4bi9 Media and AJ Dakoulas to film some hot laps. It has been 2 years since featuring Niklas in a Jiberish edit and with his talent he was long overdue for A Walk in the Park of his own.
Enjoy.” – Jiberish
You’ve probably been getting cranky without winter, right? Most resorts closed a couple months ago, and summer is pretty boring for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to make it to Timberline or Whistler. Fortunately for you, the Line MCs and Level 1 productions are here to help. They spent their winter struggling in the streets to put together skiing stoke that will help you survive the warmer months. In the recently released teaser for this year’s film, Partly Cloudy, Will Wesson, LJ Strenio, Niklas Eriksson, and their friends can be seen doing all sorts of wild stunts. Check it out!
Available for Pre-Order on DVD and BluRay: http://www.level1productions.com/products.cfm?CatID=40
Coming to iTunes and Vimeo in September.
About Partly Cloudy:
Everything is baked. The snow has turned to mush and that burn is starting to peel. Fortunately, for those seeking cover from the glare there is a reset on the way. Hot on the heels of Level 1’s award-winning film Sunny comes a slightly different forecast. No major disturbances or low-pressure fronts, just a healthy mix of skiing, music, and personality with a low ultraviolet index. Partly Cloudy.
Chris Logan, Will Wesson, Ahmet Dadali, Parker White, Adam Delorme, Tanner Rainville, Wiley Miller, LSM, Tim McChesney, Banks Gilberti, LJ Strenio, Torin Yater-Wallace, Josh Bibby, Niklas Eriksson, Logan Imlach, Sammy Carlson, Sig Tveit, Magnus Granér… and friends.
Shot on Location in:
Utah, Sweden, Whistler Blackcomb, Alaska, Colorado, Wisconsin, New York, British Columbia, Les Arcs France, Kansas, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, Finland, Sun Valley Idaho, Mt. Bachelor Oregon
"Butterfly" by Delicate Steve
Wondervisions (Luaka Bop, 2011)
Directed by Josh Berman and Freedle Coty
Produced by Josh Berman
Principal Cinematography by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty, Darren Rayner,
Jake Strassman and Ante Olofsson
Edited by Josh Berman, Freedle Coty and Blake Kimmel
For pro skier Will Wesson, late-season park skiing is an annual tradition. “Every spring for the last eight years, I’ve packed my bags, called up friends and set out in search of melting snow,” Wesson says. ”While most western resorts close in mid-April, I always plan around the few spots known for maintaining quality parks well into summer. This usually means a California road trip, and this year was no exception.” The photos and words that follow are his road trip up the West Coast in search of snow.
Click here to view the full slideshow at ESPN
It’s time again to help out one of your rider to join LJ in Sweden.
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last week was pretty amazing for some of the LINE Mountain Commands.
We gathered our troops in Laax, Switzerland in the beautiful Rocks Resort.
It was (as always) nice to live with the buddys from the line team. This year it was Niklas Eriksson, Roy Kittler, Jaime Puigdengoles and one of our FT riders Kim Boberg.
Thanks here to Roy’s girl Nini for the awesome chockolate muffins and to Eva Patscheider for the great bag of sweets and groceries! You girls rock!
The training on Monday and Tuesday went pretty good and everyone was happy when the slopestyle qualification started of on wednesday morning.
The qualis went great and all MC’s on the startlist got into the semifinals on friday. Sadly the day didn’t get as planned for one of our friends and visitors at the apartment and ended up with a torn acl… Get well soon Lena!! Hope to see you back on the startlist next year!
On Friday Moring 7.50 am it was time to catch the first gondola up to the Crap Sogn Gion for the Slopestyle semifinals and finals.
Some of our guys where lucky, some others not that much, but that’s just how a comp goes! Roy was pumped for the entire week and went to the startgate pretty confident after winning his qualification heat 2 days earlier. He got his run down very clean and qualified for the finals.
Following him into the finals was Joss Christensen who convinced the judges with a very clean rail run, a flat 9, sw right 7 and sw dub 10. Jaime and Niklas did great on the first part but then struggeld a bit with some binding problem on the second jump.
Then it was time for the finals.
Roy scored high with his run all week long and so there was no reason to change it. He went big, spinning both directions with solid grabs and got himself onto the podium in second place!!! so stoked for you dude!!! Joss followed Roy and got 5th at the end. It was the first time 2 of our athletes made it into the finals and even one got on the podium!!
On friday it was time for our european pipe machine Nils Lauper to get his game on.
Through a good result last year he was prequalified for the semi finals, where he did a great job and qualified for the finals.
If you know Nils, you know there is always a pretty big show when he is dropping in – same this year. His first hit was unreal!!! I’m pretty sure if there would have been a highest air titel it would have been his! Sadly there wasn’t so he finished up 7th with a doub flair, rightside flair, his signature cork 7 screaming seaman and a steezy sw alleyoop 7.
All in all we had once again a great time in Laax and we really hope this event will be held again next year!
the LINE MC’s are ready!
Cloudy day up on the hill today so we took a drive down the valley and then up the 24+ switchbacks up to La Plange which was above the clouds (sort of). We were told about a nice skatepark to maybe build some stuff at. Build we did and fun we had. Enjoy the pics.
Line Skis would like to welcome Swedish skier Niklas Eriksson to the LINE Mountain Command Team. From his jump to stardom winning the Level 1 Superunknown ’09 Video Contest joining the Level 1 Productions crew to representing Sweden at the Jon Olsson Super Sessions Niklas has been killing it in Europe. We’re stoked to have him on board and look forward to watching him ski with the style all his own on his brand new Chronic Cryptonites
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