ReWatch: Technical Difficulties (1999)
All Snowboard Films Ranked
Not really all of them, just the ones I own. Riding, music, skits. I am going to write how I remember them, then I am going to “live diary” each one while watching them and eating Cheetos. Some of these films are the reasons I got stoked on snowboarding in the first place.
This is the first snowboard movie I ever watched. I think I was a sophomore in high school. I lost my copy of the movie, but it’s on YouTube now!
Technical Difficulties (1999) - Mack Dawg Productions
Technical Difficulties, As I Remember It
My first ever snowboard movie. My first ever sticker pack – oh man, were there a lot of stickers. They were from all the cool brands: Forum, Foursquare, Special Blend. The Foursquare sticker went right on the back of the old Accord. JP, Jeremy and Kevin Jones, Jason Brown, Peter Line, Lagwagon, Swingin Utters, and Hieroglyphics. I am surprised this movie didn’t break, me and my buddies watched it so often. Technical Difficulties introduced me to everything that was late 90’s snowboarding, and I never looked back. I was already into punk rock, but Heiroglyphics and Del were just awesome.
0:30 – Rocking first song with Kevin Jones jibbing off the cornice and the double mickalchuck! Mickalchuk!
1:24 – Jason Borgstede!
1:35 – Rockin song becomes mellow. It’s almost like it’s over already.
1:56 – First ever chair lift rope jib I ever saw.
2:32 – Tara Dakides! What!
2:50 – The whole reason we had snowskates.
3:07 – JP and Heiro. First underflilp or what we call a cork these days. JP is the jib ninja, but he is also killing the jumps in this opening segment.
4:52- Some kind of awesome roll.
5:11 – A bloody Peter Line with a heavy rock track. Almost hit the camera man.
7:00 – Mikey LeBlanc rockin to punk rock and killin everything.
7:45 – Tweakit
7:54 – Barely made it.
8:03 – One of the first rodeos.
8:25 – Wheel chair donuts by Jeremy Jones. I didn’t even remember that this was him. So crazy to think that I live in Salt Lake and could be seeing these dudes in the streets.
9:15 – Longest 50/50 ever! One of the best snowboard tracks. I got a few Enkindels songs after this song, but they never got much more play in my rotation.
9:21 – First guy I ever saw wear a helmet in a video, and hold a boom box
10:01 – Keir’s standard 3 pipe tricks for about 10 years.
10:29 – Yeah falling off the house.
10:37 – Those rails with the beat of the song.
11:25 – I don’t count spins well, but I know that was huge and I wanted his board from his teleportation shot.
12:00 – New song, kinda loses my attention, but good riding brings it back.
12:22 – The slide rock, and the song starts rocking again.
12:45 – Such non-corked spins.
13:10 – Get M3 at Scheels now
13:54 – “Here’s to swimming, with bow-legged women”. My favorite part of the movie. Kevin Jones and these rails and flips.
14:40 – Nice fishing scene, then some crazy rails.
16:00 – Huge!
16:05 – Ow
16:16 – “Hear we go” – yeah Del.
17:44 – I remember that van.
18:08 – Yeah Lagwagon. Maybe this was my favorite part. So much spring skiing in this video. I forgot when videos had some much park in the spring.
19:26 – Is that a subaru? JF Pelchat jumping that car.
15:50 – That cornice is huge
20:35 – Crash section. These don’t happen much anymore either. Poor Joni.
20:55 – Poof
21:04 – These are rough
21:38 – Oh no. That’s what i am afraid of.
22:30 – That guy running in. It’s so crazy what sticks and what doesn’t.
22:53 – JP trying to swim that around, then Englesman dying. Did he die?
23:20 – New song. Foo fighters? Never reallly dug this part.
23:51 – Tara doing back flips. She married Kevin Jones.
24:27 – Tara Dakides was damn good.
24:57 – Mr. one-foot.
26:12 – These guys are doing sweet single corks.
26:45 – Method Man.
28:00 – Joni looks really slow-mo. Like, extra slow-mo.
28:43 – Devun ripping across the pond.
30:34 – I used to remember this as like all giant 180’s. There are a bunch more tricks in his part. Some of the biggest of the movie, because it was the ending part.
31:16 – I got into the Bouncing Souls because of this song. Still listen to it to this day.
32:35 – “Punch you in the face”
What a great movie, and it still has watchability. I am glad I dug this up. I’ll probably watch it a few more times this year since its on YouTube and I learned how a Chromecast works. I think this is going to be fun going back and seeing what got me and my buddies into this in the first place.
- : Video
- : http://youtu.be/EKdqvO8Dm2A