Forum is an interesting company in the history and progression of snowboarding. The original Forum 8 were at one point the most definitive group in snowboarding. They’ve had some really good movies over the years but I think that this movie most closely resembles the vibe from True Life.
They really decided to dive into who their riders are as individuals and what they set out to do with their careers and riding. Its not just a snowboard film but a look into the teams comaraderie and individuality. Every rider has an intro to their part with others and themselves talking. I’d have to say that Pat Moores was probably the most hilarious, Peter Lines was the most heart felt, Stevie Bells was the most serious, and Jake Blauvelts was the most straight up. I have more respect for Jake after this film than I previously did. At the end of Disk 1 when all of the team is standing around you hear the voice roll over going this is the new forum and those are big shoes to fill. While some might say its marketing hype I think Forum has built their team back up to become another powerhouse, but only time will tell.
There’s some sweet banger tricks in here from John Jackson, Peter Line, Jake Blauvelt, and especially Pat Moore. I could go into it but I’d rather not spoil it for everyone else. Pat Moore’s part definitely is the most insane. What did bother me about his film was seeing shots and locations used in Pony Tale, Double Decade, These Days, and No Correct Way. I swear its like film companies are hurting for locales to film at. The bonus disc is really nice as you get the North, South, East, and West movie along with First Chair Last Call. Add to that footage not used, photo shoots, dad cam, and numerous other parts you have a great 2 disc set.