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What Was Going Through Sammy Carlson’s Head When Falling Off Massive Cliff

We've been going through the Defend My Lines talks that TGR athletes get to do each year at the International Pro Riders' Workshop in December. So far we've heard Ian McIntosh talk about his viral fall down a steep spine, Sage's almost-landed domination of a demonic "Plan B" line, and Angel Collinson talk about falling down a couloir that was far firmer and icier than she anticipated. 

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Sammy's pogo stick fall off an Alaskan cliff that was far bigger than the one he intended to jump off if is absolutely mental; it's a wonder he came out the other side unscathed. In his Defend My Line talk, Sammy explains how he ended up in a spot he didn't mean to be, and how he handled it once he realized he was in a bad, bad spot.

Could easily ended his life. Nothing to laugh about.

Accidents like these can happen when you are skiing down some steep lines. Since these occur at the least 3 Effective Ways to Complement SEO with Analytics Data expected time and you won’t be prepared for it, the results can be very bad. It is the timely reactions that could save you in these moments.

Actually listening to Sammy describe what was happening, and what he was trying to achieve mad sense of why people do these crazy things.

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