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Skiing action at 2:40.
Song: Mac Miller, Best Day Ever Freestyle – TeeJay.
Skiing. Well I have always wanted to get up to the snow and try to snowboard or ski, but i never got around to it. Thanks to Felix and Kato (Remz) the opportunity presented itself and I couldnt pass it up.
The first time I went up, and tried to go down the bunny hill I thought I should just give up right then. I couldnt make it 20 feet without falling over. With a little help from Jon Elliott explaining the technique, I got a little better… but still at that point I never thought I would be able to grind anything or hit any type of jump… let alone spin over it.
Videos of Chris Haffey and Brian Shima
Thanks to Jean-Denis Caron
So.. immm back! Well, back home. I finally got released last fri (nov 17) so that was a nice 13 days in hell. I flew back from san fran on sat and got home late that nite.. so nice. So for all of you who are curious and want to know exactly what happened.. heres the downlo:
so i ended up lacerating my kidneys slightly, which wasnt that big a deal so they didnt have to fix that. i bruised my lung (or lungs?) and that was another thing they were just going to leave to get better. The worst part was that i completely tore my pancreas in two. In the beginning, they just put in some stent cuz they didnt think it was torn all the way through, but the next day i had surgery to take out the torn piece out (the end of my pancreas) cuz they had realized it was in two pieces. […]
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How do you came from rollerblading to skiing?
I dont really know what happened. Rollerblading had been the main part of my life. I guess I just started to drift away from it slowly, and one day it just clicked that I wanted to ski. And so i did.. and fell in love. I still skate as much as I can though.
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up : Kaya Turski. Photo source : newschoolers.com
Kaya Turski, the female rollerblader and freestyle skiing champion sponsored by Salomon was seriously injured.
Upon landing a 540, Kaya veered off to the side of the landing, catching a ski on a wooden quazi-stair case that ran the length of the landing. She was sent tumbling down the steep wooden slope until coming to a stop at the bottom.
She was then taken to a near-by hospital for treatment. Last night (Monday), she underwent surgery to repair internal injuries. Details of the surgery are not being released to respect her privacy until more details are known about the extent of her injuries. source
up : Lauching ramp at the ICER Air. Photo source : newschoolers.com
up : Kaya Turski Wipeout. Photos source : Jim M. Goldstein
Update on Kaya Turski :
I spoke with Kaya today and she is in good spirits and eager to get out of the hospital and back to her home in Montreal after completing surgery last week and overcoming some minor complications.
Doctors have told her that she’ll be back in action and 100% in two months. She’ll rest at her home with her parents until then while she finishes up school (a sort of “junior” college, called CEGEP in Quebec).
Kaya sustained serious internal injuries after crashing down the wooden stair case set up along the sides of the landing at Icer Air in San Francisco November 4th. She finished in 2nd place at the contest with her first run and crashed on her second.
Everyone at Freeskier wishes Kaya the fastest of recoveries. Keep your head up and your stick on the ice.
You can send Kaya cards, flowers, chocolates or love letters to the following address, and they will be delivered to her when she gets back to Montreal in the next couple of days :
c/o D-Structure Montreal, 2043 St-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, H2X 3K8 Canada
source : freeskier.com
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