This part from Absinthe’s Neverland is Travis Rice at his very best: simple, balls to the wall, ‘Muuurican shred god. With all his new found artistry in the Art of Flight ultracam ventures, deep down he’s still a humble Jackson’s Hole shredneck, and this part is the proof, a classic.
It’s not the actual buttets he does that are so great here, but how stylish he makes them even as celebratory tricks. In the same way that skateboarder Geoff Rowley almost never rolls away from a huge stair set or street rail without popping a few flip tricks afterwards, Travis is never set to anything but all out extreme mode, buttering and jibbing anything in sight.
We’ve highlighted the opener – a massive slash into a huge drop into plenty of pops, slashes and butters, but there’s plenty more through the video including some amazing straightlined presses at 3.50. Right after the infamous ‘Luke Skywalker on a horse’ moment. We love you Travis.