Tanner Hall is one of the best freeskiers of all time but 2 years ago while shooting for TGRâ€™s 2009 feature film Re:Session at Stevenâ€™s Pass in Washington, Tanner Hall overshot a giant gap jump and broke both of his tibia plateaus, tore both ACLs, and wrecked all the lateral cartilage in his right knee. In order to recover, Tanner had to have microfracture surgery â€” a technique that helps you heal by actually injuring you more. The procedure involves fracturing the knee-joint bones, which causes new cartilage to develop from a â€œsuper-clot.â€
â€œThatâ€™s pretty much the worst situation you could ever have,â€ Tanner said. â€œAn ACL surgery is very easy compared to a microfracture. A microfracture takes up to three years for it to heal and Iâ€™m going on two and a half years right now.â€
2 years latter and Hall is back in the game, training harder than ever so he can make the 2014 Olympic half pipe team!!
This is the 2nd of his edits showcasing his come back to greatness!
Tanner Hall’s point of view skiing the Park City halfpipe on January 6th, 2012.
Shot/Cut: Mike McLeod
Filmed on the GoPro HD HERO2