Recap: Steve Popovich. sick line. sick turns. building speed. marginal snow patch. “oh yeah there’s a mandatory 30 ft. cliff.” STOP. Gather marbles. Straight line out.
That’s this video in a nutshell. The commentary is already in there for you and all that is left to the viewer is up to the imagination; What would have happened without the speed-check? He could have sent it and skied out and it would have been gnarly, but no use sending the line of your life on the last good run of the season.