Devun Walsh & Iikka Backstrom are Polar Opposites The future of the full-length snowboard movie remains a hot topic for many fans of the sport. The medium got a shot in the arm recently with the Art Of Flight trailer, which shows that there are still some folk out there willing to devote time and (lots of) money to an annual release. Roll on September….

While Travis & co make us wait, here’s a different approach from Devun Walsh and Iikka Backstrom. ‘Polar Opposites’ follows the two DC stalwarts as they release a continuous stream of short edits, and Episode 1 has just dropped. The first taste sees Devun and Iikka doing what they do best: big, burly backcountry freestyle, with the odd cameo (Eeero Niemela, Jonas Guinn) thrown in for good measure.

We can’t wait to see more from this Finn-Canuck connection. Although we don’t get the title: what’s so opposite about two legendary shredders who call the same mountain home, are on the same team, and ride BC pillows like they were born waist-deep in pow? Whatever, these guys make a great pairing, and the last shot of them cruising down while Devun narrates is a beauty.

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