There's a time and a place for lists. That time is Christmas. How else would your Mom know to get that Saga floral print hoodie you want? The place, other than her hands about 3 weeks ago, is here. Some of you might cry "foul, shitty journalism, confine your lists to buzzfeed". And unto you I say YES, but also fuck you ya' Grinch. It's the end of the year, and what better way to spread the some holiday joy (and buttclenching) than recounting the fails of 2015. Below are 10 standout crashes from 2015 (ok, one or two might have possibly been filmed in 2014), beautifully rendered in gif form for your instant enjoyment. Vote for your favourite to win the coveted NS Craziest Crash Of 2015 Award and let us know what you think is missing!
The eternal question, overshoot or undershoot? The bigger the jump gets the more going deep seems a better option, as demonstrated here by underground slayer John Ware. This is the first of two crashes which featured in IF3's top 10 and my personal pick to win that award. The knuckle of nightmares.
The crash that's too long to GIF. This one was an internet sensation as Ian fell bounced, rolled and tomahawked his way down 1,600ft of Alaska.
Eventual winner of best crash at IF3, taken from Legs Of Steel's epic movie 'Passenger', Tom Leitner got bucked on this one.
Similar to John Ware except I was actually there for this one, and it was fucking brutal. Broken jaw in 4 places, mouth wired shut, mashed potato diet, the whole works. This was July and Monty is already back on the slay. Brave man.
No bail selection is complete without someone sacking on a rail and this is a particularly fine example. Tom had a rough season, watch the full edit below to find out just how rough.
Full Video: https://vimeo.com/141678303
A second entry from the Faction Crash Edit and our cover boy, Tim McChesney, going through something I'm sure every rail skier has but on a far grander scale. We all live in dread of that moment you feel your tails catch on a lip two and know there is no longer any hope...
Full video: https://vimeo.com/141678303
Concussion for the boarder, broken bits for the skier... How anyone ever thought this was a good idea I don't know.
Tree, meet Martin. Martin, tree.
Fuck this so much. Soft human face, say hello to this immovable metal object.
Last but by no means least, except perhaps in the ski talent stakes, Thomas Peck who does not got pop..
So NS, which is your favorite?