Let’s pull back for a moment: Riders spend entire seasons filming for a one-minute movie part. There’s a lot more falling going on out there than landing. The ramifications of accidentally front flipping a spine in AK are severe-even deadly. Coming up short on the knuckle of a 75-foot table could spell the abrupt end to many things: an MCL, a season, possibly even a career.
Print media has fueled the fire of perceived invincibility, and nowadays snowboarding comes across as a bit inconsequential. In short, we’ve painted a picture too pretty. The sport looks soft and easy. So, here we present the other side of the story: the broken off, the beat up from the feet up, the played out, busted, teared up, and tore back. Reality.