ZERMATT, Switzerland – “I’m Jack Cady, this is straight-lining sh*t you shouldn’t.”

The joy of skiing, I would argue, lies in the turn. That surfy feeling when you get on your edge, the power you feel out of every turn, and the joy of getting low to the slope. Sure, getting a ton of speed is a ton of fun, and cruising through powder is a blast, but it’s the actual act of carving through those conditions that makes it fun (in my opinion).

That said, from time to time you just have to open ‘er up. Point those skis downhill and let ’em fly. Set that speedometer on your phone and shoot for a record. Straight-lining, as it’s so commonly called, can be an absolute blast. But picking the right location and conditions is key. Much like carving, straight-lining can (and should) be an art.

Despite this major wipeout (and the more-or-less poor choice of location), I believe Jack Cady understands the art of the straight-line. He was so close to making it all the way down, too. We’re glad he’s okay.

Disclaimer: Please don’t try to replicate this. It can easily end in serious injury, if not worse.

If you’re looking for more proof that he knew what he was doing, Cady went back the following day, straight-lining the same slope without wiping out. I think that should be enough evidence.


Replying to @Kea-Eazy he did it the next day….. @Cack jady #win #epic #skiing #switzerland #outdoors #fyp

♬ Racks Up – ㅤㅤㅤ

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Image Credit: @jackcady1 via Instagram

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