We give Candide Thovex untold props for his style and creativity but it kinda goes unsaid that the Frenchman is tough as nails. Back in mid-December Candide posted a jaw dropping clip of him airing through a natural arch at Tignes Ski Resort. It got the attention it deserved but what didn’t know is that he slammed hard attempting to get that clip…like a 53 meter (173 foot) overshoot hard. After going splat, Candide collected himself and skied away. Dude is beast.

Here’s what he meant to do. So freaking clean:

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