Remembering Tristan Picot: Full Part from Vivid
THANKS FOR CHECKING OUT TRISTAN’S PART FROM VIVID. THE PART IS NOW OFFLINE, CHECK OUT THE ABSINTHE MOBILE APP HERE.
11 years ago, back in January 20o3 Snowboarding lost a young and extremely talented rider and person, 19 year old Tristan Picot. Tristan a nineteen-year-old French professional snowboarder died from injuries suffered in an avalanche in Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Here is his full part from Absinthe FIlms Vivid, and some words from Absinthe Films founder Justin Hostynek -
“I only ever got to spend one day with Tristan Picot. But in that day we fulfilled a personal cinematic dream and achieved a shot that paved the way for what so many are now trying to achieve with the remote control helis. In a remote location somewhere near the arctic circle, I somehow convinced a pilot to let me dangle from ropes beneath his chopper. Point being: Get close enough to the rider to film with a wide, without rotor-wash blowing him off course. Arriving towards the end of the session when Romain, JP, Gigi, and DCP were running out of juice, Tristan was the only one that the dangle-cam arrangement worked out for. Sometimes the planets align. A bursting bundle of smiling potential, his life ended after only 19 orbits around the sun. But his light shines on for so many of us. We carry him with us as we continue to live, play, grow, and push ourselves in the mountains.”
News post from the tragic day here