Patches provides an intimate view of Lou’s life over the last year, exploring new spots and spending time with family and friends close to home. Although Lou’s riding has evolved over the years into something truly unique and inspiring, often involving spots that combine powder and man-made structures in obscure corners of the world, Patches is a friendly reminder that his technical skills in the streets remain dominant.
“A winter spent entirely at home, in Quebec is something I hadn’t done in over 15+ years. Normally I go somewhere new every other week, chasing dream spots and ideal conditions all around the world. This year was different on so many levels. We were constrained to reinvent our surroundings, to look for hidden corners we had missed in the past, and revisit some of the classics that we thought we were done with. It also pushed us to enjoy every little moment spent on and off the board. This video shows what has kept me sane and happy during the past 12 months, friends, family, and playing with gravity.” – Louif
Supported by Salomon, Dakine and Homies Boardshop.
Video by Anthony Drolet
Additional 16mm by Jon Stark
Additional filming by Phil Jacques
Featuring the snowboarding of Louis-Félix Paradis, Youri Desjardins Cloutier, Frank April, Phil Jacques
Photography by Joseph Roby