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crash of the week
When you go for the Baker road gap, you wanna make sure that you get plenty of air. If you throw a backflip and you think you’re gonna end up short, you wanna tuck your legs into your chest to increase your angular velocity and get those skis under your body. This guy does neither and pays a hefty price…
Ski Fast take chances Grán caida en Las Leñas ESTOY BIEN !!!Full yard sale, lost skis, poles and Gloves!Glad to be ok. Posted by Nacho Bertona on Thursday, August 20, 2015 Nacho Bertona was crushing this line in Las Lenas when he remembered to ‘always totally dominate’, pointed ’em straight, hucked a rock completely back seat and payed a violent […]
“What not to do when trying a triple!! I fully blacked out in the air going for the third flip. Probably won’t be trying that again haha. Edited by Bomber Bob.” – Chris Laker You don’t want to pass out in the middle of a 100′ triple flip. But, if you do, it’ll likely go something like this. This fall hurt and hurt bad. We assume Chris is ok by the tone of his quote above, but damn! that was a hard fall. Face, chest, then the way his leg folded under him. Ouch. Hope you’re OK Chris. You’re a badass for trying it.
This video shows us a guy throw a huge front flip at Kiroro ski resort in Japan directly into a tree. Yes, a big fronty into a tree. Ouch. Somehow, the guy turns out more or less totally fine. In general, when you throw a big front flip into a tree, you’re gonna have a bad time and end up with some sort of season ending injury. Not this guy. Impressive. Lets all remember to scope our landing thoroughly before sending. Yeah, we know, we don’t really do Crash of the Week. Should we? This video shows us a guy throw a huge front flip at Kiroro ski resort in Japan directly into a tree. Yes, a big fronty into a tree. Ouch. […]
We need more crash of the week material. Yet, even if we had a lot of crash videos on here, they likely wouldn’t touch this wipeout. What you need to realize about this fall is that where he lands in that “water” is only about 12″ deep. When a wave tosses you off the lip, it’s bad. When “The Wedge” tosses you off the lip, you go skyward. Just watching this guy’s level of comfort in the air is hilarious. […]