By Joey Leppien
After watching previous Postland Theory full films (i.e. Momentum, Periscoping, Catscratch, and Connect The Dots.), I had high hopes. Off The Cuff did not disappoint.
Will Smith via @postlandtheory
Will Smith opens things up, and I was expecting a lot from him after seeing his part in Connect The Dots and all of the Dragon Alliance edits from the past year. Young Will most certainly one-upped himself from previous parts, sending ridiculous gaps and transfers and even more technical, yet smooth tricks. Followed abruptly by a quick minute of toe-curling slams, with Kas Lemmens targeting his inner Ryan Tarbell and smashing into a couple cars.
Bob Van Unnik has a fast-paced part full of heavy kink rails, huge gaps and even some gnarly backcountry shots. Jevon Lohners part is stocked full of creative lines that could fit in with a Think Thank edit, shared with Ceese Wille and Ollie Dutton who both seem to love sending themselves off huge drops to flat landings. Ollie also eats shit on a front 2 and my head still hurts just from watching.
Benny Urban and Kas Lemmens go back-to-back (shoutout to Drake for the Grammy nomination) in a shared part and it seems like almost too much to cram into one segment. With a surprising lack of recycled clips from the 2032 movie and densely packed follow cams, this part was one of my favorites I’ve seen in a while. Kas’ first trick is borderline irresponsible and his slams on one downrail nearly make me angry at him and I don’t even know the dude. Also, his ender made my jaw drop out of sheer amazement and Benny had a scary nose press back one to stair landing.
Roel Van Oosterhout and Raffi Kossmann’s shared part starts out with a park lap that made me wanna get my lazy ass off my couch and drive up to Boreal. I didn’t, though, I kept watching the movie and boy am I glad I did. Roel and Raffi keep the fast paced edit cruising with some music that I can only describe as the kind of music that I’d most likely hear in a Reno strip club at 3am on a Monday while contemplating what the hell I’m doing with my life. The ender was absolutely beautiful and I may have shed a tear. The fact that this was Roel’s first time EVER in the streets and Raffi’s first time ever filming outside of Austria make it even all the more impressive.
Jesse Augustinus, dropping.
Jesse Augustinus’ part has some fresh takes on a couple of classic spots hit by the likes of Ethan Deiss and Jed Anderson. One of the only white dudes who can rock a bucket hat while snowboarding (Shoutout Freddy McCarthy) and thats a nice little surprise. On the topic of fashion; nice scarf, Will. Although I thought a couple of his other tricks could have been a more fitting ender trick, I was stoked that it was quickly followed up by some dad-camming, and his smooth yet aggressive style had my attention throughout the entirety of his part.
Eirik Neisse has a happy-go-lucky song, beautiful blonde hair, and shot of a cute dog. Already hyped. The lack of snow in a couple shots only adds to the burliness factor. He also has a ridiculous board-snap to scorp that made me wanna fly there and give him a hug and tell him it’s all gonna be okay. He also look like Stacy Peralta in some of his shots. I like it. One of Eirik’s tricks is something that I’ve never seen in a video before, let alone as his ender. It may be controversial amongst all of the viewers, but let me be the first to say that I absolutely back it 100%.
Overall, this movie kicked ass. My only complaint is that Will Smith is way too good for his age and all of these dudes probably get laid way more than me. I also wish it was a bit longer, but thats just because these dudes rip and I could happily watch plenty more. Stoked to see what all these guys can put together throughout this winter!
-Kas getting handed some cash after landing a board slide gap boardslide.
-Bob working some backcountry slashes into his part.
-Benny Urbans cab 2.
-Roel stomping like 5 bangers on the same rail.
-Jesse using trucks to his advantage.
-Jerons creative lines.
-Ceese’ huge ollie.
-Will’s bank ollie.