I rarely post twice in one night but I’m gonna make an exception in this case. Today was the finals for the Mega Ramp competition at the 13th X Games. Since our game is going to feature the Mega Ramp, a lot of us were watching the competition live via web cast.
Australian Jake Brown pulled off an amazing 720 spin and was just one landing away from taking the gold when he lost control of his board. It is estimated he fell from 45 to 50 feet in the air, straight onto the ramp surface. There were exclaimations of disbelief from all around the studio. I thought he was probably seriously injured at the very least.
The video above shows the incident. The objects you see flying off his body at the end are his shoes. Think about that for a moment. He hit the ground so hard, the force tore his shoes off his feet. Incredibly, the X Games staff deemed it unnecessary to stabilize his neck or back and allowed him to walk off to the sidelines. Brown was sent to the hospital to get checked out but there is no word on his condition.