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dicing-with-death

We've all been there, charging hard or tearing up the park when suddenly you know it's all gone wrong. You've over rotated, you're off angle, you've somehow missed the kid sat in the run off or worse yet, that rushing sound behind you is not a roar of applause but rather an avalanche chasing you down the slope. In these moments everything seems to slow down giving you plenty of time to start praying like never before as you consider just how badly this is going to hurt.

For lots of us, messing up results in an epic faceplant and sometimes a gnarly war wound. But for some people it is a moment of total triumph, when you can't believe you have survived and walked away from what could easily have been crippling injury or even death. It's time to buy your guardian angels a brew and say a quick thank you to the man upstairs.

Click through the following pages to check out Whitelines' 7 most blessed snowboarders:

[part title="Jed Anderson's accidental frontflip off a roof"]

This has got to be one of the luckiest urban escapes ever. Going for a roof drop, Jed Anderson clips the wall in front of him and is heading straight for a pretty gnarly faceplant. Somehow his momentum keeps him going and he stomps an almost textbook frontflip. The look of complete disbelief on his face is just classic. Jed redefines luck here, and as always, does it with style.

[part title='Snowcat Survival']

If you haven't seen this by now you have been living in a cave somewhere. You can hear the guy with the camera yelling as he realises what's about to happen. He's done the maths and snowcat plus his mate = death. But this dude is having none of it, he just rides on, jumps the cat as if he'd planned it all along and nearly stomps the 540. One more go and he would have had it!

[part title='Johno Verity walks away from massive avalanche']