Superunknown VI

Put together an edit, become super famous…it’s that simple. This week Josh Berman and Level 1 Productions dropped the 25 finalists for this year's Superunknown contest. Now in its sixth year, Superunknown has repeatedly proven to be the contest for up and coming skiers to make a name for themselves. With a spot in Bermans next film on the line, sponsorship options, and a foot in the door to the ski industry, this year’s contest drew hundreds of entries.

The level of skiing displayed is far greater than any in years past (with the exception of Wallisch's Superunknown IV video...but he's not human so that doesn't count). This year's top 25 have more spins, flips (and a few doubles), pretzels, afterbang, tall-tees, and Lil Wayne, than one person can count. Berman and crew, who have a notorious eye for style, no doubt have a tough decision on their hands.

The winner will follow in the foot steps of previous winners, Corey Vanular, JD Zicat, Mike Clarke, Tom Wallisch, and Jon Brogan. Even the runner-ups benneift from this contest. In years past loosing entrys have included: Ahmet Dadali, Mike Honrbeck, Ian Cosco, Nick Martini, and Mike Riddle...just to name a few.

So check 'em out! Watch them all and let me know who you think deserves the win. Or if you don't have the time, here are some of the top favorites over at newschoolers.com:

Will Berman

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/3288663]

[video]

Martin Boulais

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/3212194]

[video]

Niklas Eriksson

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/3209602]

[video]

Matt Luczkow

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/3288734]

[video]

Tim McChesney

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/3208778]

[video]

Wow.

-cj