“Recession Proof” I Heart Snow Productions Review

Recession Proof

I Heart Snow productions

After a wandering, 5 minute intro, which doesn’t even introduce the riders, the movie begins with a section shared by Dudeguy heavy hitters Mike Ravelson and Brendan Rego, Chris Beresford and Wes Walsh. Filmer Ian Post has the last three shots in the section, which, for fear of offending the elderly and retarded, I will chose not to comment on. Rav, Rego and Walsh all deliver without a question, Rego and Walsh putting down some serious handrail hammers as well as a big FS invert on the loon wall from Rego. Mike Rav Swivel’s his way to a good section while all of Beresford’s footage is mediocre at best and from only 2 days.

Nick Julius bridges the sections with his winning performance at the Sugarloaf Main Event. Next up is a section from northern Vermont rippers Luke Haddock, Torrey Lyons, and Sawyer Dean. Haddock turns in a great section slaying rails both in the park and the streets, highlights were a BS1 revert through a down flat down @ Waterville, and completely different take on one of the spots @ BHS. Torrey Puts down 2 big jump shots and Sawyer end’s things with a big back five rocket and the rail bangers we have come to expect out of the Salomon Am.

The next section is split between Brandon Honeycutt and Jay Giannnunzio. Honeycutt’s section features; shots from main events and the monument square rail jam as well as a slew of other park shots highlighted by a nine on Mt. Snows Dew Tour line. Giannnunzio too has a boat load of park shots capped off by a stylish front nine.

The next section is belongs to Steve Lauder and Jesse Curran. Lauder drops a boat load of handrail hammers, unfortunately half of them have already been seen on reelcomp, but regardless it’s a pretty strong section. Curran has some good shots to start out his section, however it ends with footy swiped from Freeride Productions 2007 movie Press Rewind.

Next up is a more or less a montage of east coast shredders, highlighted by TJ James relentlessly chucking himself, Laura Rogoski and Monique Hymen reppin’ it pretty hard for all the ladies out there, and former Lost Valley Maine local Will Mayo putting down both some heavy jump shots.

Next up are Forum Rider and Mt. Snow local Shaun Murphy and Ian Keay. Murphy turns in a solid section filled with super tech rail tricks and solid jump shots, highlighted by a backside nine. The only down side being that the part looks like a Corinthia @ Mt. Snow promo video. Keay ends things out with some solid shots from the Monument Square Rail Jam and Eastern Boarders Last Call.

Okemo’s Ben Farrow Follows that up with a pretty gnarly section that makes up for what it lacks in style and creativity with sheer size and gnar factor, Ben puts down multiple sevens and nines At Corinthia and finishes out with a massive Front ten tail over a huge Okemo gap jump. However, again, the part doesn’t leave the park.

Dudeguy Brandon Griffin starts out the next section with some pretty standard rail maneuvers highlighted by a noseslide stalefish. Yale Cusino finishes it out with a part made up entirely of contest footy, which for the most part is pretty low quality. That said Yale definitely throws some bangers highlighted by a front board disaster to sameway boardslide.

The ender belongs to Burton ripper and closet metal head, Riley Nickerson, the part also features a cameo by Forrest Bailey with footy from Rails to Riches and the Empire shakedown. Riley puts down by far some of the most legit handrail shots in the movie finishing things out with a massive Front board to 50-50. The part barley scratches the surface of what the kids got, but rumor has it that the section was filmed in only 3 weeks…

Hmmm, well none of the teasers looked good and I heart snow productions last 2 movies weren’t worth watching, so needless to say I didn’t come in with high expectations. That said Recession Proof delivered and then some…
However without those, painfully low expectations The movie was miserable, the only way it could have been worse is if it were a wakeboarding movie.. Massive low spots being 2 year old footy being swiped from Press Rewind, James shamelessly chucking himself, Murphy’s part rarely leaving the park and Québec rail shots that reminded us all how good Louie Paradise and LNP were 3 years ago in Bandwagon. Bright spots were solid sections from Rego, Rav, Walsh Haddock and Nickerson. The other “downside” was that the music with the exception of the opening and ending songs not only stunk but rarely matched the editing, which wasn’t anything impressive either. At the end of the day given its recent east coast predecessors, The EB movie, Press Rewind, Iron Curtain’s I and II, I can’t even call Recession Proof “good for an east coast flick” The Yetti Gives Recession Proof a Wookie sized two thumbs down. (Note: it took me three tries to write this without offending Senior Citizens, Special Olympians and or individuals suffering from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.)

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