Oakley Jib-Vid 2010

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The Oakley Jib-Vid 2010 contest rolled into a sunshine drenched Mayrhofen, Austria last week for the third consecutive year. With just 28 hours on the stop clock, 18 Snowboard and Ski teams were once again challenged to Film, Ride and Edit a 2-minute short movie that would deliver incredible riding, creative storylines, arty shots and possibly a little laughter! With a huge 10,000 Euro prize purse up for grabs, custom built event park features low winds and bluebird skies the scene was set for the most competitive Oakley Jib-Vid yet.

Team registration opened at 8am on 18th March and Mayrhofen could only watch on as 52 of Europe’s best snowboarders, skiers and filmers headed for the hills armed with costumes, props, scripts and cameras. Find a sunny spot in the Vans Penken Park and you could be entertained throughout the day just watching the teams attempt to keep their storyline ideas a secret. Oakley UK’s behind the scenes film crew were on hand to capture the making of the Oakley Snowboard Team’s entry while sneaking a couple of interviews in with the rivals.

After a relentless 28 hours of riding, take after take, all night editing sessions and a couple of power naps all 18 teams managed to get their films handed in on time (with one minute to go!) so no one faced any time penalties going into judging! It will take a long time for anyone to forget the Friday night projection party. The standard of filming, editing, riding and creativity in every single film was once again beyond expectation as the crowd and fellow riders were treated to entries that were comedy classics, Matrix inspired and puppeteer styled. However, there can only be one winner and this year the top prize of 5,000 Euros and custom etched Oakley Crowbar goggles went to the Onboard Team of Tom Elliott, Fredirik Evensen and Ethan Morgan. Their incredible film, also winning the best filming and best editing awards, was stylish, professional and humorous and featured ridiculously good riding from Freddie and Ethan; the perfect combination for a Jib-Vid, making the Onboard Team worthy champions and Tom and Freddie multiple-time winners!

However, this was the closest Jib-Vid in history with the top two spots being separated in the judging by just 0.3% and it was our very own Oakley Snowboard Team that took 2nd place. Adam Gendle returned to Jib-Vid after a two year absence to bag the runner up position along with team partners Scott McMorris and Tyler Chorlton. Their film was absolutely hilarious featuring homemade puppets of themselves as well as two incredible tricks from Tyler that have to be seen to be believed. Oakley Snowboard also walked away with the awards for Most Creativity and Most Stoked.

In 3rd place was another multiple time winner, Johno Verity bringing his patented brand of humor to the proceedings. The Animal team gave a masterclass in the use of slow motion to showcase the huge talent of Paddy Graham and James Webb. Other notable entries have to be the 4th place GoPro/Forum film where Richard ‘Prendi’ Prendergast absolutely outdid himself in technicality by using over 30 cameras to recreate The Matrix, snowboard style. Recognition also goes to the Screamin Semen Team – not knowing how to capture or edit footage would be an insurmountable hurdle for most people attempting to make a 120 second short film in 28 hours. However, Freeski legend and Oakley UK’s ski team manager Pat Sharples along with Joe Tyler and Jamie Matthews managed to create a hugely entertaining film about the history of freestyle skiing from its roots in the 70s through to the twintip revolution.

There are so many more memorable films and the only way to truly appreciate them is to watch them yourself. Click Here to check them out!