Kevin Pearce – “The Crash Reel”

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The Crash Reel

Fifteen years of verite footage show the epic rivalry between half-pipe legends Shaun White and Kevin Pearce, childhood friends who become number one and two in the world leading up to the Vancouver Winter Olympics, pushing one another to ever more dangerous tricks, until Kevin crashes on a Park City half-pipe, barely surviving. As Kevin recovers from his injury, Shaun wins Gold. Now all Kevin wants to do is get on his snowboard again, even though medics and family fear this could kill him. We also celebrate Sarah Burke who crashed in Park City and died January 19, 2012.

I find it difficult to write about this film – simply because I strongly believe ‘the crash reel” is something everyone should just watch… and pay attention to. The soundtrack continues to get better with each viewing and the enjoyment of seeing other people finally learn about the severity of brain injuries and the consequences behind them is mind opening.

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There are so many levels of integration as to why this documentary hits so close to home with me…

  • My mom is a brain injury specialist
  • I practically grew up at Craig
  • Half pipe half pipe half pipe
  • Stephen Murray
  • Sarah Burke – CR Johnson
  • Action Sports
  • Directing and story telling

[Interview with Director Lucy Walker]

Le Mans From 1956

“An amazing piece of footage of Mike Hawthorn doing a lap of Le Mans in 1956 in a D Type Jaguar. It’s incredible to see the bikes and traffic out on the track, and an almost total lack of safety, bearing in mind the previous year a Mercedes flew off the track on pit straight and killed 84 people, seriously injuring a further 120. The accident was inadvertently caused by Hawthorn as he braked to go into the pits, his Dunlop disc brakes were awesome, and other cars braking hard to avoid running into the back of his Jaguar lost control resulting in a Mercedes hitting a sloped earth bank, launching into the air and disintegrating.

Incredibly the race continued, although Mercedes withdrew it’s remaining cars, and Hawthorn went on to win.”

[1955 Le Mans Crash – Video] <— 1,153,278 [1955 Le Mans – Write Up]

Oh Fuck is Right

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“Oh Fuck!”

Oh fuck is right… as Jeb Corliss states about his previous accident from Table Mountain in South Africa.

“This is raw footage of both impacts from the outside camera shot by Jeff. This is the first time you can really see the second impact and how fast it came after the first. The second impacts is where i broke both my ankles and my fibula…”

[Jeb Corliss – Facebook] <— 79,387 likes

Apache Oops

[YouTubeUlar] <— 1,673,657 Don't take my word for it... but as Ty Peterson states, "Thought this stuff only happened in video games... crazy." From the description:

“AH-64 Apache helicopter crash in Sharana, Afghanistan. No one on the ground was killed and both pilots survived, possible criminal charges were laid.”