Familia 2 delivers everything you would expect from a Technine production. Beautifully shot, but sort of cheesy intro. Lots of swag. Some serious hammer time action and of course, lots of hip hop.
Overall Grade: G
Notes: Jonah Owen’s opener is a damn fine piece of work. Somehow Johnnie Paxson managed to film two banger parts this year, and his Technine segment only leaves you wanting more. Then there’s MFM, who in all honesty, makes this entire video worth buying. The rest of the crew shows a strong effort, the shots are beautiful and the overall vibe of the flick is one of FODT’s best to date.
Buy or Burn: Technine kids should rob a bank to get their grubby little paws on this. Everyone else, it’s a matter if you want one of MFM’s most inspiring parts or not. If you are looking for something to get you ready for winter, it’s going to be MFM’s part in Familia 2.
Jonah Owen: This kid did a lot of traveling and a lot of shooting this year, and it paid off. He got opener, which is rad, but he should have gotten ender. Huge, tech and super innovative. Someone should give this kid a raise.
Andrew Brewer: This kid can handplant with the best of ‘em, but you’ll watch this part for the huge drops, super sketchy pole jams and some deathly gaps.
Austin Hironaka: I don’t think it’s weird at all to say Austin has some of the best style in snowboarding. The way he jumps just looks real good.
Zander Blackmon: Who? I don’t know, but he’s got some really sketchy wall ride stuff in this part.
Lucas Magoon: He’s still good, although most of this part is sort of whatever after Jonah. But, don’t worry, Gooner still has plenty of shots that could have killed him. His layback wallrides are going to inspire a lot of injuries this year.
Chris Bradshaw: Three or four shots, a million tricks in each. Bradshaw sure loves to swivel and shake.
Jake Devine: Gets fucking rocked. What a fall, you’ve got to see this flick just for that. Otherwise, this is one of his best parts ever. And I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, no one can back 180 like Jake Devine.
Derek Dennison: I didn’t take any notes, it just wasn’t that dope, but he battled injuries and has done some hammers in the past. Sorry pal, better luck next year.
Nick Pooch: He can jump way better than he does in this video, but between one hell of sketchy shed slide and the best ollie I’ve ever seen, his part is worth a watch.
Johnnie Paxson: Can he already be “classic?” He has one weird ass approach to snowboarding, but it’s really fun to watch, really scary to try and this part is one of the best in the video. No one combines jumps and concrete the way this kid does.
MFM: Wow, hero part. Opens with the sketchiest shit ever, then his second shot backs it up in a big way. Oh, and he attacks the powder fields too, making you regret every day you’ve ever spent in the park. Best slashes, best floating grabs, it’s parts like these that makes kids drop out and move to mountain towns.
Dylan Thompson: A whole lot of switch. Two songs. Sketchiest shit ever when he rides over a frozen river. One hell of a roof to roof gap. A lot of shots I don’t care about. And one wild building tall banger of slides, gaps, spins and drops. It’s not my favorite part in Familia 2, but it sure does stand out.