Back in the late 80s, doing acrobatic grabs made sense. At the time, photographers and filmers were within ten yards of their subject and in lieu of multi corks and high degree spins, being able to contort your body in joint-jostling ways was how you stood out. As everything began to get exaggerated, tweaking became superfluous and hard to notice so they became an afterthought. Nils Mindnich and his aptitude for manipulating his appendages in mind-boggling directions benefits from modern image capture technology where being able to pull into the frame and slow down the action makes it easy to discern every mid-spin seatbelt, Canadian bacon and bloody Dracula. If tweaks and torques are your thing, then you’ll be KO’d by Nils and The SNOWBOARDER Movie: SFD’s 4K shots. – Pat Bridges
Home Mountain: Stowe, VT
Sponsors: Salomon, The North Face, Giro, Evol. , Side Surfers, Milosport
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