31/12/2011 | by Tom Copsey
One man’s lazy journalism is another’s nostalgia… Yes, as the big papers do we’re looking back at some of the most memorable happenings of the year that will shortly become a footnote in history, but rather than looking at political events or ‘best minge flashes getting out of cabs’, we have chosen to focus our attentions on snowboarding.
So here is the beginning of our rundown of what the Google machine tells us were the most popular videos we posted in 2011. And as a disclaimer, we’d like to add that this says more about you than it says about us…
10th – Euro Gap 1 Full Movie
Though we posted it in 2010 (as a ramp-up to the release of the most excellent Euro Gap 3), this gem of a full movie from the beginning of the 2000s by brothers of other mothers Joni Malmi and Paavo Tiikkanen still had enough people sniffing it out to land it in the 10th spot. And rightly so. If ever there was a movie that celebrated the raw radness that is a pro snowboarder’s life, this is it.
Being that it’s been watched, rewatched, reviewed, read about, dissected, criticised, praised and marketed the hell out of in the intervening months, it’s almost possible to forget the frothing enthusiasm the release of this first teaser generated back in February. Nah, not really. People were hyped to see the first glimpse of TAOF, as they will be the next time Rice and Morgan release their next anything.
More in a couple of days…