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    Salomon Athletes Represent Heritage of Freeskiing in Matchstick Production’s 2012 Feature Film

    Salomon proudly supports the debut screening of Matchstick Production’s film, “Superheroes of Stoke” in Seattle September, 15th 2012. This film marks the 20th anniversary of MSP’s first film and showcases how far ski movies, skiing and athletes have come in two decades.

    World Premiere of Matchstick Productions ski film “Superheroes of Stoke”
    Who: Salomon athletes Cody Townsend and Mark Abma
    What: Matchstick Productions’ “Superheroes of Stoke”. Open to the public. Tickets are $15. For details on where to purchase tickets, click here.
    Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. Seattle, WA
    When: September 15th, 2012. Doors open at 6:30 pm

    Salomon athletes Cody Townsend and Mark Abma will also help to host a private dealer pre-party to raise awareness and funds for Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center a day prior to the screening. This party is to toast the film, the coming winter, Salomon’s new Guardian 16 backcountry binding, and support an important resource for Pacific Northwest backcountry skiers.

    “Superheroes of Stoke” celebrates MSP’s heritage and 20 years of ski film progression in showcasing its best moments that help to shape modern day freeskiing. This film looks at the past, present and future of freesking through an inclusive and interesting story that includes first-person perspectives from influencers. This film honors heroes and pays tribute to fallen heroes of the freesking world. The archived material from the past 19 years has been edited amidst high-end HD footage to further demonstrate the progression of the sport and media technology.

    Salomon is no stranger to the film’s theme of heritage and evolution and has led the progression of freeskiing by introducing new ski shapes including the first-ever twin-tip with the 1080 and first-ever V-shape with the BBR. And veteran Salomon athlete Mike Douglas has long been referred to as the “godfather of freeski.”

    Image courtesy Outside Media

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