Watch as a snowboarder goes for a head-first tumble down the entire length of a couloir in Slovakia. This, ladies and gentlemen, is exactly how you shouldn't ride a chute...

Watch as a snowboarder enters a rather steep looking chute in Slovakia, before loosing his feet and charging head first through it, narrowly missing his mates and some particularly nasty looking rocks on the way down.

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Before we go any further, it's worth pointing out that this guy made it down with only a few minor scratches to his forearms, making it totally ok to laugh at the fact that he clearly had no idea what he was doing. Zero.

Without wanting to sound preachy, it's worth noting that if you're wanting to snowboard off piste, make sure you can handle the most difficult in-bound terrain that your resort can offer, and warm up on some lower consequence faces, before attempting to go all Travis Rice like this guy.

It's all well and good being able to laugh at this dude not being able to link one single turn down this chute, but this could have gone a lot worse had the run-out been not quite as forgiving.

Just take a look at some of the entries in our Near Death section and you'll see what we mean...