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Ski-ing at Ishpeming, Michigan (1909)

The first scene shows the contestants polishing their skis, preparing for their jumps. After they are ready they start one at a time down an incline to gather momentum and then shoot upward... See full summary »
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The first scene shows the contestants polishing their skis, preparing for their jumps. After they are ready they start one at a time down an incline to gather momentum and then shoot upward into space, their jumps being measured after they are through. The measurements are for height and distance. A very interesting winter scene. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 July 1909 (USA)  »

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Ski-ing Tournament at Ishpeming, Mich.  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with The Cobbler and the Caliph (1909). See more »

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An uncommon and interesting film
28 November 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Until we saw this picture, we were under the impression that the European sport of ski-ing was not indulged in in this country. The Vitagraph Company, in this picture, probably enlighten others besides ourselves. During the hot weather that we recently had and are having, a Winter picture such as this comes as a positive relief. Moreover the subject is novel. The sport of ski-ing consists in gathering momentum on the large skate-like shoes the contestants wear, and then taking a great jump or leap through space, the measurement of the jump deciding the winner. The sport appears to be full of excitement, and the exercise must undoubtedly be beneficial. As an example of high speed moving picture camera work this film deserves every praise, the pictures of the ski-ers being in every case clearly defined. It is quite a new sensation to see a man as it were on very large skates practically flying through the air, for that is what it amounts to. As the sport takes place on snow covered hills it can be seen that the subject is one affording novelty and variety. The effects of snow are extremely well rendered, and the subject is not without its humorous side, when the ski-er instead of hurtling through space, falls down and is unable to resume his flight. An uncommon and interesting film. - The Moving Picture World, July 17, 1909


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