Wed, Dec 4 2013 3:13 am | Comments
Romain De Marchi Full Part from Vivid
This part from Romain De Marchi was way ahead of its time. Do you remember it? Do you remember how big the last jump in this part was and do you remember Romain sending it in a camo one piece suit? Well refresh your memory and re-watch this classic part.
“Romain deMarchi was the one who put the ‘meth’ in method. The most explosive rider to grace our sport lifestyle, and the one who lived the rock-star part to the hill. He definitely wasn’t afraid to tell his sponsors to go f@%! themselves when he wasn’t down with their plans for him. My Way but with even more power to back it up. The Iggy Pop of snowboarding (without the drugs). Romain’s epic part in Vivid was the face-melter of it’s time with loads of shots that still stand up to today’s standards more than a decade later. Set to Radiohead’s Paranoid Android,a groundbreaking use of music for a snowboard part that challenged the predictable fast rock or hip-hop rut that snowboarding films were stuck in and had a lot of Absinthe’s contemporaries rethinking how they went about choosing music to go with their films. This is the part that had a profound influence on many of your favorite snowboard superstars of today. If you have never seen this, you’re gonna want to watch it. If you’ve seen it, watch it again and be re-wowed. ”
Romain De Marchi. PHOTO: Scott Sullivan.