Yeah, I just don't understand that mentality. No line is worth dying (or getting your femur snapped) for.
There's other shit out there to ride.
An interesting conversation would be whether than mentality and the stuff shown in videos these days contributes to recklessness in the BC. I mean, you see all kinds of, to be brutally honest, stupid shit in videos. Launching off of huge cornices, setting off deadly avalanches, completely disregarding warning signs, etc, etc. The difference is that oftentimes those pros actually do have the awareness and skill to get themselves out of those situations. Average Joe Schmoe on Loveland Pass in a tall tee probably doesn't. I don't. If I get caught in something and ride my way out, it's going to probably involve a healthy dose of horseshit luck.
Hell yeah, it's fun to watch, but at the same time, it's just like damn, that's dumb.
I understand pushing yourself and riding gnar terrain, but my God, you've got to be a mad man to drop into a line knowing that it's probably going to slide. Not that there's a remote chance, but that it's the likely outcome. What the hell???
Last edited by linvillegorge; 05-11-2011 at 05:41 PM.