The Isolation Project - Video & Fun Facts (ENG)

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The Isolation Project - Video & Fun Facts (ENG)

When everything shut down caused by Corona Virus and the following lock-down, Felix Widnig came up with the idea to build a park just behind his house on the south side of Goldeck/Carinthia/Austria.

The snow situation was still good and with nothing else to do they started digging. It was an refreshing way to blend out all the worries from Covid-19. After 5 days of testing, rebuilding and a fresh dump of snow they started to ride their very own dream park. Every morning over the next week they met up on the mountain far away from all the media hysteria around the pandemic. Just 6 of them isolated in mother nature and a perfect park. The run was about 45 seconds long and the hike up took them about 7 minutes. It felt a like a paddle out to the ocean with a perfect wave ahead just waiting for you to attack its lips. After a few warm-up laps things always heated up fast and tricks were thrown down. Helme was flying the Drone and they filmed each other as good as possible. Day by day the park melted more and more away and they started to just do one-hitter jumps and rebuilt some of the features for special session. Friedl found a perfect tree that was transformed into a Rainbowrail and later on into a double rail that was attacked with the Äsmo for a last Isolation Session.


Some fun side facts: This clip was never planned, Felix is a monster with his shovel (he dug the top part alone in one day); they used a couple of kilos of salt to get speed for the first jump, Lissi was 7 months pregnant, they had to build up some of the landings, Felix landed 2 kickflips with the Äsmo, they didn´t see anyone else during the whole time.

Als wir „Upside / Downside“ zum Leitmotiv erkoren haben, hatten wir vielschichtige Ambivalenzen im Sinn, die sich aus unterschiedlichsten Blickwinkeln im Snowboarden eröffnen. Alltag und Alltagsflucht, Vergnügen und Verpflichtung, Spaß und Risiko, Freiheit und Gesellschaftszwang, Heimweh und Fernweh, Bedarf und Bedürfnis, Liftticketspreis und Kontostand, banal oder tiefschürfend. Das Heft war praktisch fertig, die Bretter für den Spring Shred gewachst – und plötzlich war die Welt aus den Fugen.