I knew I was going to be rusty, so my primary goal was to go snowboarding with no expectations and enjoy riding and having fun
Kimmy Fasani‘s world was turned upside down when an accident in the park left her with a fractured pelvis, three torn knee ligaments and unable to qualify for the Olympics.
That didn’t put her off, though. California born Kimmy had to spend three months in bed and a further year off the snow, but she spent the time doing tireless amounts of rehab and even did a triathlon in pursuit of getting her strength and fitness back for snowboarding.
Kimmy describes snowboarding as her way of life, so it’s easy to see how all the hard work she put into getting strong seems like a small price to pay to be able to get back on the snow. Even before her accident, she was at the forefront of womens’ snowboarding, being the first woman ever to land a double backflip in the park as well as in the backcountry.
She says ‘when it came to getting back on snow, all I hoped was that I’d done enough to get my body strong for snowboarding. I knew I was going to be rusty, so my primary goal was to go snowboarding with no expectations and enjoy riding and having fun’. From the looks of this edit, which is part of the #Burtonpresents series, she’s done exactly that, and is well on her way to riding at the level she was at before the accident.
Watch out for more of Kimmy who has filming with her husband (pro skier, Chris Benchetler) and working on more projects with Burton.