Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Burton Snowboards For Right or Wrong|
Actors: Terje Haakonsen, Shaun White, Jeremy Jones, Keir Dillon, Kelly Clark
Director: Matt Goodman
What is life like for competitive snowboarders? This program aims to reveal all as it follows the Burton family to Russia where Jake Burton and his son (and a few members of their team) take to the slopes and perform some ... more »
Tyler B | Dallas | 12/28/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a very interesting DVD as it shows what it is like behind the scenes for these professional snowboarders. It gives you a personality to put with each of the riders. If you are expecting a more tradional snowboard video then this might not be what you're looking for. While it shows a good amount of riding it is not tradional in the sense of stock snowboarding clips set to a soundtrack. Overall a good DVD though."
Could have been better
J. Higa | Boulder CO | 12/01/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have collected snowboard films since the early 80's so I'm old school. Burton has sponsored some of the best riders out there. Unfortunately, as someone mentioned in a previous post, this film has too much whining, complaining, and way too much Shawn White. I really don't care about his refections on how awesome and cool everything is or that he bought his mother a lexus. If I'm forced to watch this kid, please drop the crappy dialogue and focus on actual riding. There was way too much contest footage and did we really need to slow the motion down? Jeremy Jones has convinced himself that he's washed up when in fact he has many quality years ahead of him. Jeremy, you need to focus on more powder, trust me, you'll feel better. Once again, as in most snowboarding films, there is rarely a woman to be seen. Burton decides to focus on the one with the biggest inferiority complex. Kelly, if you really want to believe in something, believe in yourself! You are one of the hottest women riders out there. You unfortunately have been sucked into the whole contest scene. A scene that used to be fun before big business got involved. I would have liked to have seen more Terje and Dave Downing. It's nice to see Dave still rips but I would have liked to have seen more. I guess I long for the days of "Snowboarders in exile. While Jeremy did his share of complaining he made the finest rail sequence I've ever seen and I hate rail footage. the Russia and Alaska footage was by far the best in the film. Burton did an ok job of representing many aspects of snowboarding, just way too much on the contest scene. I think we've lost focus on what snowboarding is really about."