Yesterday I wracked myself reverting after a switch landing at high speed - slammed into the ground hard and had trouble moving properly for the rest of the day. I know Tom Wallisch broke his collarbone years ago doing something similar which got me to thinking - what is the dumbest crash you've ever had?
"When you want to succeed as bad you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful"
Testing the speed for a big jump yesterday. Tried to drift up to the top of the jump and stop at the edge. Had way too much speed and just coasted off sideways, while desperately trying to self arrest on the lip of the jump. Landed 5 feet in front of the knuckle with a crowd laughing at me
SIP J.P, Sarah, Warnick, C.R., Shane, and all those lost.
goddamn motherfucking piece of shit brakes got hooked and locked into one another when i went to look over the other shoulder skiing switch... hauled nuts straight for thick trees assbackwards with my feet basically bound together, tried to turn around, duck, and roll, and hyperextended/twisted my elbow pretty bad in the crash somehow. straight up miracle i didn't hit a tree
3 weeks later... still on the couch trying to heal
I dropped this small (10-12ft.) cliff once with absolutely no speed and I ended up spearing my skis into some 3ft. deep powder. I got stuck straight in the snow up to my hips and I had to spend 30 minutes digging myself out since my bindings were buried and I couldn't release my skis. 10/10 never dropped that thing again.
One of my inside-edge brakes got hooked into the cuff of my pants in the middle of a jump... Landed with my legs locked together and I just went buttering around until I kind of flopped over and slid down the hill on my hip. It couldn't have been more awkward if I tried... Right under the chairlift of course.
on sunday I caught an edge on the lip of a jump doing a nose butter 3 (which I can do 99% of the time). I rotated like 270 and this time caught both edges and hit the snow harder than I ever have before. I still can't move around normally
The joy i get from skiing, that's worth dying for. -CRJ
Was mobbing down lift line and the snow was rather heavy, I caught one of my edges and totally ate crap and ejected out of my left ski. Everyone on the lift was like "ohhhhhhhhh" and then I climbed back up in shame to retrieve my ski :(
Couple years ago, I did a 540 blunt or something and smashed into a little girl just skiing around in the landing. Her mom yelled at me because I "need to look where I'm going" when landing switch on a jump. In a park. My friends got super pissed at the mom, but I felt sorry for that little girl because she got absolutely wrecked haha.
I got on the chair and as it was pulling away I was dragging my tips a bit (like you would if you were going to nollie or nose-butter). I've done it tons of times before and always lift up before they get caught, except for this one time. Held for too long, tips got caught and I flipped out of the chair.
On the bright side, it was night skiing, close to the end of the night and I was the only one on the chair. The lifties and I had a good laugh.