It was only yesterday we were discussing in the office that voiceovers in snowboard films might have to die. How wrong we were – they should just be done by people who have interesting shit to say, like Blair Habenicht.
In Boy In The Field, gone are the empty platitudes about how snowboarding is ‘good for the soul’ or is ‘all about having fun with your friends.’ Instead, it presents a portrait of a clearly humble man, motivated by simple pleasures and family. He discusses bring up his daughter on his own, empty plot of land, why he rates Crystal Mountain above all in the Pacific North West and the realities of riding Alaska with a family to support.
In short, it’s brilliant, perfect inspiration if you’ve ever craved paving a different sort of life for you and your own.