Last winter Ian Boll, Ozzy Henning and LNP went to Kazakhstan on a snowboarding mission. Which is good, because until we watched this we had no idea that Kazakhstan used to be part of the USSR, had different food or even that cows moved. So thanks Rome for the informative documentary. We’re just glad they didn’t bust out the Borat impressions.
Ozzy Henning snowboards like a man possessed. Possessed by the surf style of Stacey Peralta that is, except over rough concrete and smashed vodka bottles. With a broken wrist. In a cast made out of clay.
In all seriousness, we covered this when the teaser dropped, so on to the first in what will be three webisodes documenting the Rome Snowboards as they travel to various destinations where you wouldn’t expect to find snowboarding. The others will be set in the Aleutian Islands (off the coast of Antarctica) and Norway, though by now someone should have told them you can already snowboard in the latter pretty easily these days.
Anyway, all that aside, it’s a sick short movie. LNP is a baldy-beardy beast of shred, Ian Boll ollie gaps a gnarly fence practically through a local and Ozzy Henning snowboards like a man possessed. Possessed by the surf style of Stacey Peralta that is, except over rough concrete and smashed vodka bottles. With a broken wrist. In a cast made out of clay.
Seriously, how is it possible that even after breaking said wrist on the first day of filming Henning still managed to get more shots than the rest of the crew and make it look so damn easy? Unbelievable…
Worthy of note here too is the filming and editing talents of Theo Muse, making this pretty ghetto trip look better than anything in The Art of Flight. We’ve said it before and no doubt we’ll say it again, the man has steeze behind the camera.
Stay tuned for episode dropping on the 25th September.