I'd copy/paste the whole thing here but i feel like he should get the clicks, so i'll just paste the first paragraph:
"1.5 years ago Kevin Nichols and I walked up to Chads Gap on a clear but cold spring morning. We both hit it and I ended up landing a dub back. We both left that day overwhelmed by the fact that we had achieved one of our biggest goals in skiing. However, I’ve never really told the full story. And now that it has kinda resurfaced I figured this is as good a time as ever to tell it."
What are people's thoughts? I commend him for "coming clean," and i certainly give him props for such a badass trick, regardless of the run out, which on chad's is notoriously gnarly.
There's certainly a difference between riding out cleanly or not, but i'm sure we all have varying ideas of when we consider a trick landed or not depending on when a fall happens afterward. It's especially a shame that he'd fall on the runout in anticipation of the bottom turn when he stomped the trick so hard, and by himself with one buddy in less-than-stellar conditions.
I think we can all agree that regardless of the discussion at hand, it's a super interesting write up and we as Chad's fans can all appreciate the story. Riders as a whole vs Chad's Gap has gotta be one of the most interesting stories in snow riding