Well by now, everyone has seen Jake Brown falling and amazingly not dying on the huge half pipe at this year’s X Games.
The competition he was involved in is called the big air competition – for a reason. It involves the biggest ramp you can imagine, followed by an enormous half pipe. Jake’s turn begins incredibly successfully, he lands a 720 which apparently is the first ever landed in competition. Then according to the announcers, his board goes ‘squirrelly’ and he crashes in spectacular fashion.
The announcers are unsure of what to say. As Jake is lying on the bottom of the half pipe immobile, one of them comments “I can’t believe he landed that 720!” They then actually cut feed, unsure if Jake is even alive. When they return, Brown walks off the ramp under his own strength, with a broken wrist and bruised lung (and no shoes). AMAZING!