http://mpora.com/videos/lnQYy90yD This edit from the 09/10 Swatch TTR TV series in Innsbruck brings up the risks snowboarders face competing at events with purpose built structures that vary from event to event. The setups and conditions are always different and can change by the hour, which is why riders need to test the jumps so they can dial in the speed and lines they need to take. Injuries are, unfortunately, sometimes part of a pro snowboarder’s life. Even the most experienced athletes face risks every single day up on the hill and while competing at events. It’s a fine line between stomping and bailing a trick and when a rider is going big and sketches out it can bring consequences.
The vid takes a look at Canadian shredder, Seb Toot’s, injury at last years Billabong Air & Style Innsbruck and his firsthand account of the accident from the hospital bed. The kid, who is tough as nails, made a full recovery last season, came back to take a third place finish at the 6Star US Open slopestyle in March this year and is fighting fit to compete at the Air & Style Beijing in a weeks time. In this video you will see riders like Mikkel Bang and Torstein Horgmo, as well as, head judge Dan ”Kiwi” Mayer reflect back on the day.