neck injuries are definately not something to fuck around with and they are a risk when skiing. but i have no idea about neck braces. in all seriousness if you learn your trick well on a tramp and then into powder you are gonna be okay. its when people aren't confident and don't commit to a trick is when they end up landing on their head. im not saying thats always the case, but it usually is.
looking back, i would have been pretty okay with it if someone shot me in the face when i was 15. - asian_allen$