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A Snowboarder’s Dream and a Family’s Anguish… February 12, 2010

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NY Times
By JOHN BRANCH
Published: January 4, 2010

Over breakfast in Copper Mountain, Colo., on Dec. 13, snowboarder Kevin Pearce talked about the wicked crash in the halfpipe that shattered his ankle in June. It kept him off his snowboard until November.

“I have it right here on my phone,” he said, reaching into his pocket. The file was labeled “Kevin sprains ankle,” because that is what he initially thought he did.

The video clip showed Pearce, practicing with friends at a private halfpipe at California’s Mammoth Mountain, going up the left wall, spinning and coming down hard on the edge of the deck. Pearce looked like a rag doll as he tumbled to the bottom of the pipe and eventually slid to a stop, right at the feet of his brother Adam.

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