For years my Dad had some artwork in his office; it depicted a poor XC/backcountry skiier getting "flitch-slammed" (spelling?)
Basically, it's the unfortunate set of circumstances when your pole gets hung up on a tree/shrub behind you and you are lofted into the air, shaken violently, and slammed down to the ground.
Has anybody else heard this term or something similar? IS there really a word for this, or was his artwork fabricated? He's long gone and I never did find the painting...
and yes I joined just to ask this question since a google search didn't work. I'm an avid XC skiier but nobody has heard of this.