Åkare: Alek Østreng
Alek Oestreng is hyper-critical of his own riding and ultra-selective of the tricks that end up in his video parts. A subtle hand movement most wouldn’t notice is enough for Alek to scrap a clip. Anything that might come off as a gimmick isn’t going to make the cut either. Already been done? Definitely not going in.
He’s a snowboard nerd in the way that Scott Stevens is; he studies others’ riding and puts his own take on what inspires him. Not surprisingly, there are similarities in their snowboarding. While filming for Arcadia, the inventive Norwegian style master logged plenty of hammers that ended up on the cutting room floor, and these are them—almost four minutes of raw footage, riding and lifestyle, deemed unworthy by Alek himelf. Just think about what made it in…
TransWorld SNOWboarding presents the trailer for its Seventh Full Length Film, ‘Arcadia’
A full-length film releasing 10.10.17 documenting snowboarders in a perpetual pursuit of paradise. Arcadia is an image or idea of life in a place believed to be perfect. It is a promised land. It is untouched turns, lap after lap. A polished handrail with no cops. A pristine cliff with a bottomless landing.
Featuring: Halldór Helgason, Alek Oestreng, BYND X MDLS, Victor Daviet, Jesse Paul, The Manboys, Jordan Small, Victor De Le Rue.
Supported by: Monster Energy, Salomon Snowboards, Bear Mountain, Rome SDS, 686, Nitro, Dakine, Lobster, Bataleon, Switchback, Smith, Vans, and Whistler Blackcomb.