Watched my buddy hit kicker going well over 50 MPH, I don't know what he was thinking but it ended his season and put him in some serious pain. It was quite the scene..
He just flew in the terrain park and hit the 2nd jump at mach speed, I seen him fly way past the landing and heard his body slam against the ground. Broke his femur, ankle, and had problems with his back along with a concussion. To this day I am confused. He's a very avid skier and been going 40+ times a year since he was a small child. He's in his late 30's.
He'll be back at it this year, he doesn't remember the incident at all, just waking up at the hospital. I wonder if he had petty-mull seizure or something, he doesn't normally ski out of control, or hit jumps.