Chill Stoke: Chris Benchetler combines artwork and music in “Unraveling” Ski Edit

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Breathtaking lines, no sound – Benchetler exchanges ambient noises in its latest ski cut for artistic voice-over.

The twang of a steel guitar and country rock plays over Benchetler’s footage. There is no rattling, no sound of skis hitting the powder, no wind. In this calming, feel-good cut, Dakine athlete Chris Benchetler Ski along some iconic spikes in Haines, Alaska.

But fresh tracks aren’t his only focus. In the story he talks about his craft.

“This film captures Chris’ incredible art, his smooth skiing and his life as a father, all while examining what progress means to him in every aspect of his life,” the film’s description reads.

How does the progress of a sport compare to the progress of your own craft? “For me, progress means evolving,” said Benchetler. “I always try to work towards an elevated state. All you can really do is give up on your expectations. “

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Topics: skiing, winter

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