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Real Skifi
The Finnish Ski Collective Rides on Anything
by Steve Giordano

High on Adventure, November 2017


The Finnish skiing collective Real Skifi, a ski + video outfit, has been dubbed as one of the sport's true innovators. In this video for fall, below, the group visits snow-free streams, lakes, houseboats, and trampolines for a rollicking good time. This forces the skiers to be more creative than ever.

Real Skifi hails from Jyväskylä, Finland and consist of riders Verneri Hannula, Ilkka Hannula, Juho Kilkki, director Janne Korpela, and filmer Anton Geier. Their quirky films have been appreciated around the world, establishing the crew as a true innovator within the urban skiing movement. Their episodes are challenging the mainstream films that focus on size and scale. Where others see the non-mountain environment as an obstacle to skiing, the crew sees everything as their creative playground. The Finns indulge their fans with never seen before tricks, humor, creativity and technical brilliance.

A hallmark for the Real Skifi films has always been the crew’s relentless hunger for stretching the boundaries of where it is possible to ski. This ambition faced an extreme challenge when the riders found themselves completely without snow. See how these mad professors of skiing, who argueably do more stunts in two minutes than any Hollywood movie, overcame it in this film.


Real Skifi’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RealSkifi

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