For the second part of Whitelines’ end of year round up of the decade,
we’ve decided to bring you Romain de Marchi’s section from Vivid. Absinthe released this seminal film in 2002, and it’s impact was immediate. Not only was the riding shot amazingly, but they had taken their editing and conceptualising to new levels, turning each section into a mini-music video. The music itself was incredible (Radiohead anyone?) and on top of this, the level of riding was simply off the hook. Romain’s part, whch helped to shape the direction of the rest of his career, is possibly the best example of this. Here, the slightly unhinged enfant terrible of snowboarding gives us perhaps the best exhibition of his riding style, which Nicolas Muller recently described as “switching off and sending it”. For size and sheer balls-out speed, this part has rarely been bettered. Enjoy.