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Don't call it a comeback (Season 13-14 POV stoke)

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With snow falling, I finally got motivated to put out an edit from last season. Hope this gets everyone stoked for winter!

 

This last ski season brought large amounts of snow, but I was hampered by injuries during the first half. I was coming off an ACL surgery in May, but by November I was back to jumping off stuff and having a blast with the early snow that Vail received. However lightning struck twice and at the end of November, I was back off the horse again, after fracturing my ankle on a buried stump at Wolf Creek. By January, my ankle had healed enough that I could return to skiing. It was a rough season having worked so hard to recover from ACL surgery only to lose all fitness from an ankle fracture less than a month later. However, heavy snowfall and great friends all winter long made it a memorable one just the same. Looking forward to an injury-free season this year!

 

 

 

post #2 of 10
Nice Brian. Stay Healthy!
post #3 of 10
Inspiring stuff you do on on rebuilt knee! Way to get after it!
post #4 of 10

mmm snow

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With snow falling, I finally got motivated to put out an edit from last season. Hope this gets everyone stoked for winter!

 

This last ski season brought large amounts of snow, but I was hampered by injuries during the first half. I was coming off an ACL surgery in May, but by November I was back to jumping off stuff and having a blast with the early snow that Vail received. However lightning struck twice and at the end of November, I was back off the horse again, after fracturing my ankle on a buried stump at Wolf Creek. By January, my ankle had healed enough that I could return to skiing. It was a rough season having worked so hard to recover from ACL surgery only to lose all fitness from an ankle fracture less than a month later. However, heavy snowfall and great friends all winter long made it a memorable one just the same. Looking forward to an injury-free season this year!

 

 

 

 

You were doing that stuff after a rebuilt knee in May? Dayum.

post #6 of 10
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Its all about how hard you work in rehab. Was riding bikes 4 days a week and doing about 1.5 hours of exercises 5 days a week. Still took about 9 months to be pretty much pain free and to never have to think about it though.
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This is inspiring for me, thanks for posting. 9 months is impressive.

 

Were you nervous about the drops with the new knee? Looks like you went right after them.

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Definitely nervous at the start, but I had been doing a bunch of high impact jumping exercises at the gym - I sorta knew what to expect. By the end of November I was feeling pretty good about it though and was hitting 20'ers.

However at the end of November, I was forced off skis due to the ankle fracture, so I was at about 9 months when I could start skiing again, after that 1 month in November.
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Here's to a healthy year! Have a blast.

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