Slav and Friends will be the third episode of a short freeski flick by Czech Freeski Team member Simon Bartik. It will show talents of Czech and international freestyle skiers. Come and join us on a journey to the mountains, snowparks, and streets.
Author: Šimon Bartík
First episode called Slav in America was filmed in spring 2018 in Colorado and California, because of Simon's invitation to Level 1 Superunknown shoot. 2019’s project Slav 2 had more guest featurings and tried to show the whole season in Europe and summer ski trip to the United States. Many different snowparks, creative night neon segment, some powder or wannabe national geographic shots, you could see it all. It featured many amazing skiers from all around the world - Freeride World Tour winner Markus Eder, style master Kai Mahler, World champion McRae Williams, X Games halfpipe champ Alex Ferreira and also the Czech talents such as rocknrolla Daniel Hanka, Vojta Břeský or Matěj Švancer.
Both Slav in America and Slav 2 are online, here are the links if you haven't seen them yet:
Slav and Friends will continue the legacy of the previous movies - show you that even small countries are capable of producing good skiers and quality video content. Main goal is to show people fun and to motivate them to try freestyle skiing or produce start their own projects as well.
The first screening of Slav and Friends will take place in Prague at Freeski Premiere 3, an event that Šimon and Czech urban skier Tomáš Kroczek came up with 2 years ago. You can check photogaleries from the previous years here - 2018 a 2019. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. Slav will be also premiered in different cities and countries TBA. Hit us up if you know about a place where it could be screened.
Skiing is an expensive sport and it takes a lot of work to produce a longer project. Crowdfunding would help us with skipasses, accommodation, filming, traveling, and other expenses.
If you like the project&vision and want to help out, every penny is highly appreciated. You can choose from a large variety of gifts for contributors from our sponsors - skis, apparel, giftcards, accessories, coaching and so on.
The goal is to show that not only countries with big mountains or long winters can produce a quality and fun freeski flick, motivate and inspire people to try out freestyle skiing.
Author and skier of the Slav trilogy Simon Bartik is a 4x Czech slopestyle champion, member of the national team and freeski enthusiast. Filming is mostly done by friends, but we also shoot with professionals such as videographer Tomáš Hudini from well known production Separation Films or Martin Bernard from Fullface Production. Riders in front of the lens are other Czech skiers, such as Vojta Břeský, Daniel Hanka, Štěpán Hudeček, Matěj Švancer and a number of international freeski guests TBA.
Thanks and love goes to everyone who supports the project, shares it through social media or tells their neighbour about it. Every donation is very much appreciated!:)
Big thanks go to the sponsors who provided rewards for contributors - Armada Skis, Saga Outerwear and Snowpanic Shop. Also thanks to BigShock!, Out Of Optics and Czech Freeski Team; no project would be possible without you.