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]

Google Zeitgeist 2012 – Search On

[YouTubeUlar] <— 8,400,723 Don't hesitate to look back at 2012 [Google Zeitgeist]. And definitely don’t hesitate to search on for 2013.

Interesting notes from 2012

Trending Athletes – #10 – Sarah Burke

Happy new year!

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Sarah Burke – Winter X Games 2012 Tribute

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“The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all”

There is a pure, unadulterated joy we all experience when we do something we love.

An infectious happiness that is impossible to deny.

Sarah Burke learned that at an early age, and would spend all of her energy trying to teach the rest of us.

Her triumphs on skis always brought us to her our feet.

Her willingness to help competitors defied our expectations. Her determination to grow her sport took it to new heights, and brought us along for the ride. And her smile, her smile could brighten even our darkest hour.

In her 29 years, Sarah taught us many things: How to persevere, how to overcome, how to succeed.

But Sarah’s true lesson and her greatest gift was showing us all… how to live.

Prayers for Sarah Burke

Social networking informed me of another very unfortunate accident in skiing this evening. I have been obtaining information on Sarah Burke’s half pipe accident this afternoon at Park City and will hopefully know more soon. My prayers go out to Sarah and her family and our entire industry that continues to evolve at insane levels. The severity of Sarah’s injuries is unknown, but as Kristi Leskinen states… “The situation is very serious”.

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Mountains Are Fun

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“Super cool buddies who hopefully love me enough to pimp! As you may know, my 9th full time job is making movies about crazy people. The new trailer for my next crazy people movie is done and we are trying to get a buzz on it.

Greatly appreciate it if you could watch it and if you are so inclined forward it around, post on facebook, tweet, etc.”

Anything you can do to get people to check it out or forward it around, comment on it, etc….greatly appreciated!

A few things before you watch from questions I have gotten from others:

  • The unicyclist is on the edge of a 2500 foot cliff… his tire is a couple inches
  • Simon Dumont travels about 200 feet in the air and reaches an apex of about 100 feet high in the air before touchdown on ice
  • The cliff the ski jumper front flips is 210 feet high
  • The guy jumping over the road is coming from about 100 feet in the air or like jumping off a 10 story building over a road
  • The song is the new single from the band Bush…thank you Gavin!
  • Thx much in advance and don’t try this at home!

Thanks Steve
[Film tour]