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[Editor's note: Here on ESPN Freeskiing, we are hosting Teton Gravity Research's Almost Live series -- sneak peeks into footage taken for their fall 2011 release, "One for the Road." The author of the words below is one of TGR's newest athletes, Griffin Post, who wrote this while on a down day from filming in Alaska. Click the tabs above if you've missed any of the last episodes.]
The ski world is full of eccentric characters. From lifties to team managers, it seems like a large portion of the ski community was cut from an entirely different cloth than the rest of society. The Tree People, as the TGR crew has affectionately named them, are no exception. The Tree People -- who zip-line down cables strung from trees and film moving objects -- came into the fold earlier this season filming around Idaho and Wyoming.
Their trip to BC's Baldface Lodge with TGR athletes Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Grete Eliassen, and Dash Longe was their first out of their local stomping grounds. "I wasn't sure what to think (of the Tree People), but as soon as we got out to the zone I was amazed with their scene in the trees," says Cattabriga-Alosa. "The shots came out awesome, and I'm super impressed with the final product." This is just a small sample of what the Tree People have produced this year -- the angels and added motion of their shots are sure to give TGR's 2011 film, "One For the Road," a unique new cinematography element.