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cc-crewI have 2 that tie. (1.) I was 11 my mountain had a 45-50 ft jump, i was little so i had to tuck for quite a bit to clear it. It was a spring day after school with that weird kind of snow thats sometimes, fast sometimes slow. SO i tucked in knew something was wrong thought i was gonna knuckle so stayed tucked popped as hard as i could and took it to about 75-80 at flat and broke both my ankles.
Gnarutowatched a guy under shoot and case a 35 footer. he double ejected and broke his nose and seized up. had to help him and got his blood all over me
john18061806I know this is going to be pretty mellow compared to some of the other crashes in here but we all know the feeling of knowing that pain is coming and how terrifying that feeling is:
As soon as i came out of the butter I knew that I was too far forward to land. It had to do with the slush being soft enough that my noses sunk down pretty deep, the slush pushed back on my noses with just enough force to send me on a one way trip to doom. Though, have to thank the slush for saving me from a worse concussion, this one was very minor.
Also a couple years back i was doing gaper butter 3s off jumps (where you just revert to set your spin), front edge caught, got sent upside down then knuckled on my back on ice and had a big ass hematoma for the next month and a half. Those memories of the feeling right before the impact are something that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
kryptonicSo reverting into a nosebutter makes you a gaper?
L0gicHe means when you do a little surface 180 and pretend like it's a nosebutter. Then you do a continuing 180
caucasian_chadPretty much any time I've fallen in a chute, because I know if I don't self arrest I'm gonna get fucked up.
.bozThis. Ive never really had a brutal crash in the park, but I can definitely relate to that feeling of fear when you realize you overshot/undershot a jump.
Going down in a chute or an exposed face is terrifying. Worst crash I had this year was at the top of Lake Chutes in Breck. I dropped in and was traversing for a bit to reach the line I wanted when my downhill ski caught on a covered rock and I tumbled the entire way down. Worst part is, you know you're going way too fast to arrest and the entire time you're praying you're not about to fly off a cliff or smash into one at mach one. Got my hands shaking a bit for the rest of the day.
GhostI had a real close call years back, that really shook me up.