Daniel Loosli, AKA Doosli, has been on our radar for several years now. The talented rider officially joined the Line Skis pro team in 2021, but Daniel has been tweaking mind blowing grabs and layin’ hip for years. His prowess and creativity on skis is equally matched by his skills behind the lens. In ‘Sanctuary Turns’ however, Doosli is front and center for the camera as he (along with a few rider cameos) slide around Switzerland’s fabled LAAX ski hill. This 2 1/2 minute heater is an ode to le turn; an art sometimes lost in today’s freestyle culture. But thanks to riders like Daniel, Kai Mahler and many others, the turn is making a comeback in more ways than one. (Not to mention Marcus Caston, but that’s another story.) For now, fire up the headphones for some Euro beats and mean turns.
Words from Daniel – For over 5 years, I was fascinated by the movements of skiing, especially in turns. For me, it was never in the foreground to ski a turn as efficiently or fast as possible but to have a nice feeling. Inspired by snowboarding, I devoted a lot of time to it.
It was very important to me to show this tangible part of skiing in the Sanctuary project. Something that everyone understands, whether it’s my father who doesn’t understand the difference between a 720 and a triple cork or someone who comes from the scene. It’s supposed to show the park rats (which I probably am) the joy of getting off the rails and just skiing.
That’s why this part consists of turns and a pleasant feeling of skiing. Be it at night, during the day, or with a little fresh snow on the slopes. The part is almost entirely skied with the Sakana, which in my opinion, is a ski that covers everything and still performs so well.
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