Crash, Slam, Lobbled, Beasted, Played, Wrecked, Monday Mallet--no matter what you call it, getting broke off on your snowboard sucks; but it’s also a huge part of the shared experience of strapping in. You gotta take the good with the bad, even when it leaves you bruised, busted, embarassed, or just in one helluva lotta pain. Thankfully, it’s freakin’ sweet watching other people get hucked. The five gnarliest, scariest, altogether most entertaining fails of 2010. Hope they had health insurance.
Top Five Slams Of The Year: #5
“Monday Mallet: Decked Out At Hood”
Our boy Kyle Fischer is always going for broke when strapped in. On this sunny summer day up at Hood however, the trannyfinder miscalculates the gap, crunching up so bad that one of the interns wet himself (more than usual, we mean).
Top Five Slams Of The Year: #4
“Crash Of The Week: Fence Ollie Gone Wrong”
Nicki Slechta gets schlepped. Skull, neck, vertebrae, and concrete--gnarly.
Top Five Slams Of The Year: #3
“Crash Of The Day: Face First Into Closeout”
Top Five Slams Of The Year: #2
“Monday Mallet: 180 To Rail To Face”
Ever run face-first into a metal pole? Neither has Jordan Bell. But he has snowboarded full speed into one, and it’s freakin’ awesome.
Probably the most “Oh, F--K!” video to hit the office this year, JB’s Back 180 Face To Pole has been passed around more times than that messed-up Youtube clip of those freaky wolf kids who wear foxtails and howl. What? You haven’t seen that? Um… Click Here, right now.
Top Five Slams Of The Year: #1
“Now/Here Slam Section”
Back in the glory days, every movie had a full-on crash section worthy for Faces Of Death. For some misguided reason, these epicly later’d editions of shred pain have left the modern films. To our immense masochistic delight, Absinthe’s Now/Here has officially brought the carnage back.
Bjorn’s front ejection over the Gap? Goodbye lunch. Cale Zima’s 18-foot ledge drop to concrete shin bang? You’d wet your shorts.
Truly badass snow anarchy. Hell. Yes.