European freestyle ski crew green lights first movie entitled ‘The Pilot’

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 4, 2010 9:48 am

Hot off the heels of the release of trailers such as Level 1 Productions Eye Trip, another production company is set to make their mark with the release of their first ski film. European based ski crew “Legs Of Steel” will release their inaugural movie  aptly named The Pilot this fall. The group of four, made up of three Germans and one Englishman, joined forces last season to leave their mark on the European freestyle ski scene. They call themselves “Legs Of Steel”. Of course, they chose that name with tongue in cheek, but actually it is not that far from the truth. Bene Mayr, Tobi Reindl, Thomas Hlawitschka and Paddy Graham are widely renown heroes of the international freeski scene who have proven themselves many times in major contests like the “European Open” or the “London Freeze” and each have several movie appearances under their belt.


Legs of Steel – The Pilot – Teaser from Legs of Steel on Vimeo.

Making of The Pilot

Beginning last winter, the four freeskiers decided that they could achieve even more as a group. They all moved to Innsbruck, arguably the ski capitol of the Alps, and shared a house as their common base. The “Legs Of Steel” were born. Their aim from the beginning was to leave a mark on the European freeski scene, and to raise the bar for crews in the Alps. Next to their numerous other obligations they went out as much as they could to independently film at the hot spots of the surrounding mountain ranges. From the backcountry powder of Davos and the Montafon to the huge kickers in the Kaunertal and at Nine Knights.

Online video release this fall

The result is spectacular. The first ever movie of “Legs Of Steel”, full of mind-blowing action and fittingly named The Pilot, is about to launch this autumn. It will be available for free on the Internet and promises almost half an hour of freeskiing extravaganza. However, “Legs Of Steel” are not only about this movie project. Check out their brand new website for their full scape of projects and also to keep track of the movieʼs release date.