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Must-Watch: Bobby Brown and co. absolutely crush backcountry jumps in new film, “Be Water”

Bobby Brown has always been renowned for his ridiculous talent in the terrain park. After all, three X Games gold medals don’t just fall in one’s lap… Today, though, Brown shows the world that he brings much more to the table than a knack for hitting immaculately sculpted jumps; today, Brown unveils Be Water—a film that showcases 10 minutes of nothing but pure backcountry booter insanity.

That’s right: Taking place entirely in the backcountry, Be Water highlights Brown going HUGE off hand-built booters. From Montana to Wyoming to British Columbia, Brown spent the season chasing skiing success and it’s safe to say he found it. Joined by skiers like Banks Gilberti and his brother, Peter, Brown is 100 percent stoked throughout the whole film—and rightfully scared sh#tless at times, as he frequently pushes his comfort zone—showing that he had a ton of fun while on this search.

Crowning moments of this masterfully crafted short film—the work of Stept Productions—include a massive triple backflip (1:09 and again 1:31); insane double corks throughout; vicious slams; a healthy smattering of mind-boggling GoPro POV shots; and an absolutely massive switch double rodeo 9 Japan on a step-down jump (8:25) that’s sure to put Bobby in contention for various “Shot of the year awards.” All told, it’s non-stop action from start to finish with a few moments of essential humanity and humor scattered in between.

Watch this film over and over in anticipation of another big winter, and show some love for the hard work this dude put in to make Be Water happen.

P.S. We extend an additional congratulations to Brown on bagging our 2017 Resort Guide cover. The magazine is on newsstands now and you can read more about it, here.


Brown on the cover of our 2017 Resort Guide.

Associated gear:


Smith Maze Helmet
Equipped with MIPS, nine vents and a self-adjusting lifestyle fit system, Bobby trusts the Maze from the park to the backcountry to the streets. More info, here.



Smith I/O 7 Goggle
When you’re sending booters like those found in Be Water, you need proper visual clarity to make it happen right. Thanks to the I/O 7, with its quick-change lens system and spherical lens, Brown has his vision dialed—even when the clouds roll in. More info, here.

Photos from Be Water

Bobby and Banks Gilberti gearing up.

Bobby Brown and Banks Gilberti gearing up.

En route to stomping a big one in the backcountry.

En route to stomping a big one in the backcountry.

Sending it to the moon.

Sending it to the moon.




Those sleds, though.


This dude is all smiles, all the time.


Going deep among a humbling Montana landscape.


The ender.

Be Water-grams

A nice view. #intheworks

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'Be Water' trailer goes live tomorrow at 10am MST. Crazy season building things like this!

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A slight overshoot. 'Be Water' trailer coming soon…

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Cork 3. #BeWater @salomonfreeski #ComingNovember @underarmour

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