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Ingemar Lives To Tell!

Updated: April 10, 2008, 12:02 PM ET

Pro rider Ingemar Backman gets broken off harder than ever, puncturing both lungs at an Allian Snowboards demo in Gala Yuzawa, Japan last week. The seriousness of his injuries, said reports, had him quite close to death ... very fortunately, he's now safe!

"I flew over a 25 meter corner, cleared it and landed on the sweet spot twice. The third time I rode with the same speed, but there was more wind. I landed one meter short, bounced on the mattress on the edge, down to the bottom, and ...

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