ANIMATED: Always Know Your Surroundings

In big air competitions, skiers gather a ridiculous amount of speed, then throw themselves off a really large jump, twisting and turning before hopefully landing on their feet. The run-up to the ramp is large and the room for error is very small. So one would expect the random courseworkers would be aware of their surroundings.

Nope.

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Assuming this man probably got in trouble, but that's getting off easy. He's lucky he didn't get plowed by the skier, which probably would've made this gif more interesting and painful. Close call!

For more updates, news and stories concerning the 2012 Winter X Games, stay tuned to this StoryStream.

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