‘There’s Always Next Season’: A Film 20-Years In The Making | “Behind the wildest comeback story in snowboarding history lies an incredible tale”
It’s described as, “Twenty years. Five friends. One legend. And one last chance to make things right. Behind the wildest comeback story in snowboarding history lies an incredible tale.”
Reminds us of what every 90’s snowboard crew should do, but probably won’t. So go support There’s Always Next Season.
How does the public’s opinion of snowboarding compare to 1997?
In one way, it’s worlds apart. I mean, snowboarding is mainstream now. It’s in the Olympics. It’s not dangerous anymore (the sport yes, but the IDEA and culture as seen from the outside, definitely not). On the other hand, I still believe that snowboarding truly can’t be completely understood and appreciated if you haven’t done it yourself. So that’s the same as back then.
Well, everybody can count, so the more rotations you do in a contest, I guess the “better rider” you are… but style… man, you just gotta figure that out for yourself through indulging in the history of snowboarding culture.
You say that this crew was set against the backdrop of one of the most progressive snowboarding scenes in the world — what made it so progressive in that specific area?
I think there are many reasons to that, many of which are discussed in the film. But to sum it up I would say it was a combination of the natural talent that just happened to be there, and definitely the crucial role of Vegard Scheffler, the local snowboard store owner that functioned as a Godfather/Manager/Reserve-dad/Coach to so many young kids at that time. His impact is still felt today. Also, the fact that we took so much pride in being from such a remote place, so far away from the outside world, with so little influence expect for the annual delivery of VHS tapes from the US (Standard, Mack Dawg, Fall Line, High Voltage, etc). These factors, combined, accounted for some truly groundbreaking times.