The cover photo was shot during the filming of Matchstick Productionsâ€™ Focused. We were in Bella Coola, BC, in one of the best zones ever, â€œHarrison Hotel.â€ We had been carrying these water skis â€” which he had borrowed from Tamara McKinney â€” around in a clustered heli basket for a week, not convinced he would actually ski them. The peanut gallery â€” Hugo Harrison, Steve Winter, Steve Reska, our guide Woody Tribe and pilot Richard Lapoint â€” gently heckled Shane as he scoped this line and got his skis out of the basket. It was time to prove his point: that the water ski shape would work on snow. He dropped in, made five or six turns, and slid the rest of the run sideways down a spine. I was laughing so hard I almost fell out of the helicopter. This was a one-run deal. The screws were so loose that the bindings almost ripped out of the skis. Luckily, Shane ran out of vertical after around 2,000 feet. Point proven.