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I was just thinking back on this season and all of the stuff that happened. It started off in Colorado with a freak avalanche at Berthoud in November, taking the life of a snowboarder. Then all of the other stuff- CR getting seriously injured at Brighton. Teddy dying. Doug Coombs getting killed. There were also lots of injuries- I got pretty messed up in early March. Within a short time of that, a friend of mine got so seriously injured that he will never snowboard again. Again, all at the same time (same weekend, same place where I got hurt), a friend of a friend broke her hip. Another friend messed up her hip badly enough where she has to have surgery on it this summer. Then Mike Cuseo got seriously injured at snowmass. The list goes on. It is just crazy to think of the people that we started the season with- Teddy, Coombs- who are no longer here with us.
yeah. if you look per capita of skiers. its not really THAT high. sure i know that sounds insensitive towards the family of those who where killed. and i dont mean it like that at all. im just saying logically...
I know most of you probably don't care but I almost died. I tried hucking the 35 foot cliff underneath chair 6 @ crystal mountain (for those of you who know the mountain in WA) and almost hit the chairlift pillar. Fucking almost pissed my pants, no joke. my bindings released cuz theyre dead and I went flying down the hill without my skis. My pole was bent for the 10000000th time that year. New poles, too.
So people are basically doing stupid shit and dying. Doug Coombs was just in a freak accident (RIP!!!) and had no idea. Teddy, RIP. Hoot, RIP.
someone's going to die trying to break Jamie Pierre's record in the next few seasons I'll bet. It's just inevitable. Progression always comes with a bit of downside, and this is it.
RIP to all who lost their lives this season.
ya it totlay sucked about alot of unjuries this season but you got to just be careful and calculated and when ur not something goes wrong and it usauly ends up suckin. though I managed to stay healthy all season cept for some knar shin bang
Yeah.... but i think as far as avalanche deaths, this is pretty average, to below average year in north america. There were a ton of deaths and injuries within the industry, but not many avalanches. Last year, i think like 40 or so people died from slides.