Candide Thovex
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Candide Skis The World!

Date Jan 22, 2018

Suspend your disbelief for a moment and be amazed. In fact many of the shots we thought may have been CGI the first time around were legit - so maybe no suspension is necessary.

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DaveSmith
+1 Pete Roggeman
Dave Smith  - Jan. 22, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

I wouldn't doubt there are some staged elements but the making of film for the last one showed him doing most everything for reals. I Just can't help thinking that the robot planet that Candide and Semenuk are from must be filled with trick-machines flying through the air.

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cam@nsmb.com
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Cam McRae  - Jan. 22, 2018, 9:11 a.m.

I agree Dave. Just a few things like flying into tiny doors and those sorts of things. I bet he even poled into that wave! ;)

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DaveSmith
+1 Cam McRae
Dave Smith  - Jan. 22, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

on his planet, all things are possible

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rugbyred
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Eric Van Sickle  - Jan. 22, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

I feel this way about winter and not being able to ride my bike at the moment.

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Brigham_Rupp
+1 Cam McRae
Brigham_Rupp  - Jan. 22, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

The insane thing is how doable he makes all that look. If you've ever skied or boarded on even thin snow let alone no snow, you've felt how incredibly sketchy it is to have no edge hold. Insane stuff. And have to assume it's almost entirely legit. Wouldn't have any oomph if it was faked.

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - Jan. 22, 2018, 1:27 p.m.

The sound of his skis over the surfaces certainly sounded real - although I can't claim to know what skis should sound like on sand-covered rock dunes. Still, very impressively done all around.

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DaveSmith
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Dave Smith  - Jan. 22, 2018, 2:36 p.m.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edCIM9HttpY

he solves that problem by going balls out fast and occaisionally eating shit

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cam@nsmb.com
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Cam McRae  - Jan. 22, 2018, 4:40 p.m.

I remain skeptical about him backflipping into the back of the Audi. Let's see some more angles etc. Even the angle seems impossible - coming down at that trajectory, missing the gate, but still managing to have his skis above the bumper.

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DaveSmith
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Dave Smith  - Jan. 22, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Its an ad - I wasn't put off by a bit of movie magic and since it was the thing people largely complained about I bet that was one of the motivating factors not to have a car in this version.

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taprider
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taprider  - Jan. 22, 2018, 4:59 p.m.

the surfing was likely by being towed in

but still cool

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JBV
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James Vasilyev  - Jan. 22, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

isn't that hard on the bases of the skis??

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pete@nsmb.com
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Pete Roggeman  - Jan. 24, 2018, 3:42 p.m.

Of course, but what's a few pairs of skis to his sponsor? Massive exposure for their athlete.

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