November Freeskier – Scott USA – Tom Walisch ad campaign, ad 3 of 3

14Oct10

November Freeskier - Scott Ad - Tom Wallisch

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This is the final ad in the Tom Wallisch Scott Sports advertising campaign in the November issue of Freeskier Magazine.  The Olympus quad kink in Salt Lake City, Utah is a rail I’ve been to three times since I’ve been shooting skiing, all pretty well failed attempts for me for various reasons and I’ve avoided shooting this rail in the past due to that.  Of course with Tom, it became a different story as the disaster on made it very much worthwhile.  The weather also came together for us on this one as well since my favorite thing to do is shooting strobed photos while it’s snowing.  It just fills the frame so much better and gives a feel of winter to the scene.

The previous attempts failed mostly because of speed and my ignorance at the time to how much speed is required for such a mellow, long rail.  With the 4Bi9 crew though, we had a ton of people to help, and that included some people to drive a car for a tow-in so we had all the speed in the world here.

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