The Art of Flight

September 11, 2011

By Scott Briggs

If you have not seen The Art of Flight yet ,you have no clue what you are missing.   I am a fan of Lib Tech on Facebook and I kept seeing them talk about the movie and the upcoming premiers all over the country.  Then this past friday Lib posted that you could buy the DVD pack online or you could download the movie on itunes for $7.   After reading a few reviews I decided I needed to see it now, so 20 minutes later I  loaded it up to the ipad and with a beer in hand the adventure began.

Hands-down The Art of Flight  is one of the coolest documentaries I have seen on snowboarding or skiing in a long time.   The movie follows Red Bull and Lib Tech snowboarder Travis Rice travel around North and South American to some of the gnarliest backcountry boarding.  For those of you who have never seen Travis ride before, it will take 1 scene to show you how nasty this kid is…. this is nothing too steep or crazy that will hold him back.

My favorite part of The Art of Flight was when they decided to go back to Travis’ home town of Jackson Wyoming.  Travis and his boys jump on some snowmobiles and travel out to some of Jackson Holes best backcountry riding spots.    In these scenes you get to catch Scotty Lago and Travis launch off a jump they made that sends them over and through some trees.   You will also catching an ugly scene where you see that even the pros take some bad spills.

Overall The Art of Flight is a must see before the 2011-2012 season starts.   If this movie does not pump you up to get riding this year you might as well retire from boarding and start skiing :-).



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