Near Death – Gjermund Bråten

Gjermund’s lucky to escape this encounter with a pole with his head still attached to his shoulders. This is a damned close call.

The latest addition to our slowly swelling Near Death files sees Norwegian ripper Gjermund Bråten dice with decapitation at Snowboarder mag’s Superpark last spring. We heard he’d taken a bit of a beating and were expecting to see it in one of those edits everyone’s encouraging each other to vote for on the internet, but till now we didn’t realise how close a call he had. Not sure how wise it is to have poles on the deck of booters, but one thing’s sure – without his cat-like recovery skills this could have been way worse…