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Paul Cotton (USA) - 13 min

Saturday, 15. Nov. 2008 from 08:00 in Grazer Congress - Grüner Saal       

'balance' is a look into the rapidly growing world of newschool skiing. As the title suggests, this short film was edited to profile all aspects of the sport. Big Mountain Lines, Terrain Parks & Half Pipes, and Jibbing. With a refreshing mix of high energy shots cut to an upbeat soundtrack, the audience is challenged to judge whether these athletes are crazy or just extremely talented, or maybe both. The athletes balance their desire to progress their skills with the obvious safety risks associated with high calibre skiing. The technicality of these disciplines is often overlooked by the general public so again a balance was needed to keep the entertainment value high enough to suit a non-skier but also technical enough to intrigue the most elite of freeskiers.