In light of our November feature on fear ("FLAT" by Jennifer Kahn) about Scott Macartney's near-death crash during a ski race, it's time we take a look at some other heart-stopping "yard sales." From snowboarding into boulders to an entire peloton running directly into over a bystander, these videos were selected based on pure reaction. If the crash/fall/splat/slip made me hold my breath (and my stomach), giggle a little (out of nervousness), and cover my eyes all at the same time, it made the list. Or, if the crash seemed like the stuff of legend (i.e. skateboarder Jake Brown's forty-foot fall), it was a no brainer.
Now, for the top 10 worst crashes of all time (in no particular order). You might think twice about getting back on the horse after watching these. I'm just sayin'.
#10: Snowboarding: The sport's "hardest" crash. Maybe try snow next time?
#9: Mountain biking at its finest. That one hurt.