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Snowboarding’s ‘scary’ addiction to thrills and spills

If performing double backflips 40 feet above solid ice looks terrifying, that’s probably because it is — even to those who make it seem easy.
In what is fast becoming one of the most exhilarating sports in the world, halfpipe snowboarders are pushing the limits for their bodies and the boundaries of how high and how fast they can go. The motive to thrill during competition can lead to some unnatural sensations for a world-class athlete.
Take it from some of the best in the business.