Just as the sight of a first butterfly signals Summer, and a festive tabloid kiss-and-tell signals the end of a newly crowned X Factor winners career, the first Burton Presents has been released, therefore signalling the start of the snowboard season.
As the Official Mpora Burton Presents Correspondent – a title I’ve invented no more than a minute ago – I’m fully aware that there are many other events, happenings, and signifiers that could be regarded as the first sign of the snowboarding season, but – as William Shakespeare once famously wrote – you don’t get to be Official Mpora Burton Presents Correspondent by focusing on non-Burton Presents stuff. Eyes on the prize.
Anyway, there’s a new Burton Presents out. And it’s alright. You know. Big B have rolled out some of their heavy hitters for the first episode. Danny Davis and Mark McMorris get much of the screen time which, when you think about it, makes it sound like an ill-conceived buddy movie about a hippy and a preppy college kid. But it’s not. It’s eight minutes of snowboarding and kind of adventury aspirational life style stuff.