Saturday, September 10, 2016

Teton Gravity Research Top 21 Moments (7): Micah Black Greases Breakneck

2016 marks Teton Gravity Research 21st birthday. To celebrate TGR's 21st and the Word Premiere of the new film Tight Loose Teton bring us TGR's Top 21 Moments. 21 days prior to the world premiere on September 17 TGR will launch a video a day highlighting the characters and moments that make TGR what it is today!

Micah Black’s Breakneck session was another monumental moment for TGR. At the time, the a super technical line in the Jackson Hole backcountry hadn’t been greased fluidly before, and Black was determined.
It took multiple attempts and countless hard falls, but Black's drive paid off. Swerving in and out of trees and off cliffs, he finally nailed it, saying, "Now I’m ready to move on, close the chapter", and, "Oh God, what am I gonna do next?"
His final words: "They wonder why skiers party at the end of the day…It’s because our nerves are shot".

Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is an extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The company was founded in 1996 by brothers Steve and Todd Jones, as well as friends Dirk Collins and Corey Gavitt. The group launched the company to create products that came from the perspective of athletes, showcased youth culture, and fostered the growth of high-risk action sports.

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