A quiet morning in Retallack, B.C. accompanied by a Revenant-esque pan starts off Big Woody and The Boys, a film by Nitro Snowboards in collaboration with Poler. After a few more sweeping shots of pure beauty in the backcountry, the untouched snow is masterfully sliced through by Bryan Fox, Austin Smith, and their friend, professional skateboarder Rick McCrank, for the remainder of the short film. Tree lines that would leave a weekend warrior weak in the knees are expertly maneuvered by each rider as they flow on their jealousy-inducing Nitro Quiver x Poler powder specific tapered boards. A method is pulled off of a drop and the rest of the edit will leave a pool of drool under your feet.
There are no bears in the backcountry film but the carves are just as deadly. Bails are accompanied by jazz music, while natural sounds break through for one of the most poignant audio experiences that we have heard in awhile from a snowboarding film. Accompanied by what is going on on-screen, Nitro and Poler really outdid themselves. Big Woody and The Boys may be short, but if Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for his time spent filming in Alberta, Bryan Fox and company should get some recognition for this one. Watch out Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nitro is on your tail.