Let It Ride: The Craig Kelly Story (2007)





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During the 1980s and '90s, professional snowboarder (or 'X-Games Pro') Craig Kelly clocked in as one of the top-tiered international competitors of his sport, then swept up a veritable pantheon of awards and honors including seven World Snowboarding Championship titles. Kelly also perfected the practice of mountain-back country riding - and developed such a longstanding affinity for that pastime that he opted to devote all of his time to it and qualified as the first accredited snowboarding mountain guide in history. In addition, Kelly developed and honed a unique spiritual philosophy related to snowboarding that explores the unity between the participant, the snowboard and the surrounding mountains. Jacques Russo's documentary homage Let It Ride interweaves two narratives: it observes and traces the history of the rise in snowboarding as an international pastime, as it relays Kelly's own personal ascent to legendary status within his field. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Documentary , Sports & Fitness
Directed By:


James Hetfield
as Narrator
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You don't need to be a fan of snowboarding to appreciate the incredible all-mountain footage of these top shelf athletes surfing in powder. Even purely as a documentary, this film recounts the historical origins of modern snowboarding incredibly well, right up to the talent known as Craig Kelly and his contemporaries. These are people who went on to become household names, such as Jake Burton and Tom Sims. The cross-country rivalry between the two of them, the rise of snowboarding as an accepted mainstream athletic endeavor, and the key role that Craig Kelly played in it all, make up a compelling story that anyone can appreciate. Big names from the 90's such as Pearl Jam and Metallica support with key roles on the film's soundtrack. Overall, a very pleasing movie experience!

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