The Crash Reel

This clip is from "The Crash Reel," an HBO documentary about Kevin Pearce’s dedication to his beloved sport of snowboarding, his rise to the very top of it, his horrific fall that resulted in a severe traumatic brain injury, and his inspiring journey of getting back up from the bottom. From two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker, "The Crash Reel" premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and will be aired on HBO this summer and nationally in theatres December 2013. www.thecrashreel.com.

In conjunction with the release of "The Crash Reel," the LOVEYOURBRAIN Campaign is being launched. It is a multi-faceted, social media, grass roots effort designed to empower individuals and their families with knowledge and resources about traumatic brain injury.

 

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Moving forward in this year it's going to be crazy seeing how much halfpipe riding changes. And it feels like if you don't have one of those double corks that you're not really going to have a chance. [male speaker] Kev tried to cab double corks into that airbag probably 100 times before he felt like he had the motion to try it in the halfpipe. And then he tried it in the halfpipe and fell super hard but went back up. [Kevin] That whole week was just dedicated to learning new tricks. The goal was to learn some double corks, and we got a couple down, and then this was one of the last days that this happened. As you can see here, it was pretty bad. But I was lucky. [people exclaiming] [male speaker] You all right? [Kevin] It ended up being a pretty severe break. I had all these plans trying to get ready for the Olympics, and it's kind of slowed it down. But we've still got some time, so it shouldn't be a problem moving forward.
Posted on BrainLine June 13, 2013.

Used with permission from the producers of "The Crash Reel." www.thecrashreel.com.