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Some spots have a built-in, worst-case scenario obstacle that must be avoided at all costs. Davis gets a skull bounce on one right here.
He's taken hits on the flatbottom for over 40 years and keeps coming back for more. Here's a first-wall tumble.
We're not sure if Dane was thinking of a hippy-jump or a quick double ollie. Regardless, neither one worked out here.
The far wall of this death-pit is not merely difficult, it's often regarded as unskateable. Here's Willy getting eaten alive. Oh, and he had to drive from California to Florida the next day.
Ben tries to swim through the air in a pool with no water and tastes the flatbottom.
It looked like Chris was about to seal the deal on this rooftop 5-0, but he gets brutally stuffed instead.
A high-risk 50-50 in a tight spot sends Brandon straight to his back.
Consolidated's Leticia Ruano makes the critical mistake of not leaning forward on her first drop in. Her head pays the price.
Tom has those great, snappy frontside disasters, but the coping gods were angry on this day and stole the wind from him.
You don't know if something slides until you try. But, man, this one was a long-shot.
Mackenzie goes for a brief flight and ends up with a broken wing.
Not sure if the spotter-system broke down here, or was never even in place. But Ivan tangles with traffic and comes close to dying.
Miles springs right up after falling backwards down a 21-stair rail and tries not to submit to the pain. It doesn't work.
This Smith grind is so epic that Riley holds onto it until he splats into the wall like a cartoon.
Filming a full part is a huge achievement but it often comes at a high price. Here's just a handful of slams Brian has taken recently.
Even really unique, fun-looking spots can knock the wind right out of you.
Silas is known for his precision skating, so we're guessing this nose-blunt hang-up was deliberate. But we doubt he expected this outcome.
No skater on Earth, not even Nyjah, can escape a slip-out/heels over the bar slam.
Josh leans heavy up front for some nollie action and gets pitched forward like a fastball.
Hesitation meets momentum and Jackson goes for a quick spin.
The Chief will always be a skate rat, but slams in your late 30s feel a lot different than when you're a young blood.
Everyone knows Grant's got those crazy airs to Back-D bash. Do you think he slammed on one of those or is this a classic unexpected hang-up?
Heels over the bar; doesn't get much worse. A slam like this can have two or three injuries at once and Danny's finger is on the list.
Tony twists up a wild move and goes straight to his elbow. You can almost feel this one through the screen.
Curbs at the bottom of banks can be very unforgiving. Squintz finds out the hard way.
Whoa. Either Alex had a lot of adrenaline or his ankles are made of rubber, but we're not sure how he walked away from this one.
This gap ranks up there with the craziest drops in skating. Moments after Cardiel got the make, Gonz fully commits and faces the consequences. From the 1998 Antihero video.
After this wallride gets off to a bad start all that's left is the slam.
After a wild spin, Zack and his board make it to the bottom of this handrail. But not at the same time.
Some split-second hesitation means Devin gets a transfer over a rail, but it wasn't the one he was hoping for.
Jeremy tries a crazy line and kisses some concrete. Burnside is not a cheap date.
Figgy attacks a spot, starts stacking makes, and then his card gets pulled not once, but twice.
The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat. There's like five or six crazy things about this one clip as all hell breaks loose on a group hill bomb.
Rolling off a curb usually isn't too tough. But add a bunch of them together into a hill bomb and you might get served.
How brutal is this Hall of Meat? Let's just say you can see Bryce's tooth bouncing on the ground.
It starts with a caveman and ends with a coconut bongo as Joel's shoe takes flight. It'll all make sense when you see the clip.
Skating can give you severe bodily injury from head to toe. Everyone knows that. But the throat? Holy smokes...
This ramp launcher has a huge inflatable landing, so there's no way someone could wind up in Hall of Meat, right?
Our man escapes unscathed, narrowly avoiding what could have been a major tragedy.
Sometimes a couple cracked ribs means you got off easy.
All things considered, Shaun actually gets lucky on this front flip to brutal body slam.
Nassim can't get off the rail in time and ends up doing a scorpion somersault.
Clint's epic Ambig part came at a heavy price, including slams like this skeleton-crushing high dive onto cement.
Guilherme tries to grind through a kink but gets thrown off the rail and on to the concrete.
Every trick has a worst-case scenario but the face-firecracker ranks near the very top. Lights out.
Jack tried to power right through a kink, but the rail wasn't having it.
He's known for springing back up after every slam, but this ligament-stretcher means David is gonna rest for awhile.
Tyler hits the jackpot and comes up on 65 cents as he turns his head into a piggy bank.
This slam would have broken the arm of most people. David's either made of rubber, from another planet, or just plain tough as nails.
A big gap and narrow runway serve-up a full body slam for Sierra.
Thick vegetation can sometimes cushion a slam. But if your leg goes through the rail, no plants can save you.
Skate Rock survivor Sean Gutierrez down for life takes one on a picnic table you're glad you weren't having your lunch at. —Phelps
Ben Raybourn is taking skating to a whole new level. Too bad for him the slams are turned up a notch. Slappie + handrail + 50-50 + head bongo + collar bone = Hospital. Do the math—Gnarladocious!
He has a legendary frontside ollie but the dreaded hang-up spares no one.
Slamming on grass and soil beats cement every time, but it can still knock the wind right out of you.
This slam isn't a knock-out, but Jared's gonna chill on the ground for awhile anyway.
Sometimes, even the most basic tricks can go horribly wrong. The board in the water just adds insult to injury.
Ryder will be the first to tell you: Some credit card charges are very shocking.
You can injure pretty much every inch of your body while skating. Even the top of your head.
Don't watch this, it will ruin your day...
We're guessing this was going to be a humorous doubles set-up. Nothing funny about knee ligaments snapping like rubber bands.
Hall of Meat is a harsh reminder of skating's brutality. It's a medicine usually given in small doses… So prepare to overdose. This clip is not for the faint of heart.
Although this block of concrete just sits there, it nevertheless brutalizes and tortures Zack on a huge gap to back lip.
The fakie varial flip was successful, but a dreaded hang-up will always get the last word.
The human foot has 26 bones in it. But when you shatter several of them into splinters, like Brandon does here, that number quickly goes up.
A dramatic build-up and a simulated street spot all lead to a sighting of the rare pile-driver Vertical Scorpion.
Rudy gives himself the Heimlich maneuver by falling straight to his gut on a big rail.
Whatever music Jake was listening to here, we doubt it was to psyche himself up for this sack and forward-flip disaster.
This switch flip back lip attempt ends badly. However, it gives you an idea how seriously Forrest took this filming project. The part we're dropping tomorrow is going to melt your face.
Skate in shorts, pay the price. Here's Alex Valdez with a hefty impact.
Things are looking solid as Dan locks into a huge 50-50, but nothing in life is guaranteed.
Dan tries to side-step out of a slam but pays the price.
If Rattray slams on a ledge and the filmer didn't record the audio, does it still make a sound? No, but this icy wipe-out is all too real.
Wow, this one goes badly. Here's a slam that mixes together insult, injury, a ruined board, and a huge splash of water.
Here's one to make you cringe. When you break your leg, Summer is over.
On almost every slam we post, there's blood-thirsty web ghouls who leave comments wanting gnarlier slams. All right, freakshows, here you go.
A back Smith tosses Mikey into a tangle of two rails and numerous points of bodily impact.
When your board gets hijacked by a rail, all that's left is the impact.
This spot's been skated for over two decades, but Kyle was the first to go up and over… for a price.
On terrain this massive, the speed and scale of the skating can be misleading. Toad shows how a brutal slam is an instant lesson in physics.
There's no way to look smooth while tumbling down a bank. By the end, Rob's paramedic training kicks in, and he realizes it's time to just lay down. They don't call him Magnethead for nothing.
The 50-50 slip-out doesn't care if you're a legendary skate veteran or not. It feasts on everyone at some point.
There's only a few people in the world who know what four decades of skating feels like. Things change, but slams remain the same.
We're so used to seeing him roll away from crazy kinked rails that we forgot sometimes Dakota gets served raw.
An awkward switch roll-up with those awesomely loose trucks he's known for sends VA flying.
Grant Patterson explains what happened when he landed on his ankle wrong and took this tendon-busting slam.
This is brutal, folks. When Andrew staggers away zombie-style from this one, we're not sure if he's actually alive or a member of the living dead.
Johnny Stone makes it half-way to the promised land… Then, adding insult to literal injury, comes up just short of a more merciful slam.
Only a few guys know what it's like to take a front board down a kinked rail. David steps up, gets destroyed, and stands tall. This is one tough dude.
You've seen him attack wild, kinked rails. But this long, tall monster had Dakota's number.
Tommy's approach to skating is so gnarly that he even shocks other pro skaters. But as this taildrop shows, even the best can get taken out at any moment.
This is pretty much everyone's worst fear when it comes to 50-50ing a flat rail. Unfortunately for Josh, the bar was taller than most and it took a bit longer to fall back down to earth. Thud!
When a line involves two quick drops and the first landing goes wrong, that means the second one is gonna be even worse.
We're not sure what Trent was trying here. Nosegrind? Noseblunt? Regardless, getting lumped like this wasn't the outcome he expected.
Jose's feet get tangled for a split second but that's enough time for his back, head, and shoulder to get crunched.
When your board sticks on a ledge trick you get tossed like yesterday's garbage.
Jake Smith steps up to a brutal biggie front board to backwards bounce-around. "Owww" is right.
Justin's nosegrind over the deathbox was looking solid, but some foot-slippage on the way down ends the show.
Dan almost clears a huge gap, but gets robbed one inch from the finish line. A slam like this hurts your whole skeleton.
It starts off as a steady, solid backside 5-0. It ends with a faceplant. Tom didn't see this one coming.
The best skaters know how to bail with the least impact. But when you miss the rail entirely, you never know what kind of slam you'll get. Nyjah gets an armpit bash with a touch of scorpion.
There isn't much "meat" involved, but when the board is floating under your feet like that, things can end ugly. Does Hunter possess feline-like reflexes, or was he just plain lucky?
Brian was hoping for the thrill of victory on this gnarly 50-50. Instead, he got the agony of defeat with a cranium crunch.
Every skater clips their feet at some point. From that moment, it's a race between gravity and getting your hands out. Here's Angel taking the hit but dodging a faceplant.
Matt's already had Internet fame through one of his slams, but it hasn't gone to his head. This carcass toss, however, did.
A round-rail 50-50 is never a sure thing. Even when your trucks are locked and loaded, it can turn sour in a flash. Know any good chiropractors?
How could anyone forget Chris Gentry's epic King of the Road rap? Well, Rap-A-Lot's favorite white boy is back with his 2nd Thrasher exclusive recording: Hall of Meat. If you're squeamish, don't watch this edit. Everyone else, enjoy the trainwreck.
A board-bounce like this is probably what it feels like to get hit by lightning—from behind.
Some spots just beg for a plunge. Jake took the tail drop and got served like a holiday dinner.
Rainbows signify happiness and positive thoughts 99 times out of 100. Here's what that other one time looks like. This Oakland DIY spot's gone, but Alex will always have the memory of sliding on his face.
Any slam that generates enough impact to toss a shoe in the air usually means you're going to sit down for awhile. Maybe for an hour. Or maybe a month. Lenny describes a brutal ankle roll.
It can't be easy to get back up and make your trick after flopping down 18-stairs but somehow Nyjah pulled it after this slam.
Dakota went out of his way to attack some wild rails in WTF!, but this classic Jamie Thomas spot had his number.
A big double-kink 50-50 tosses Dan, but he explains how flapping like a bird helped avoid a faceplant.
An iceplant to fakie involves a brief pause, when you can decide to commit or not. Ryan wasn't planning on this outcome.
When Ethen properly snaps out of this big blunt fakie, it looks like a make. But an unplanned nose-tap and some tangled feet spoil the roll-away.
With web content, we're supposed to encourage video plays, "Likes", Tweets, links, all that. But for the first time in Hall of Meat history, we're actually going to warn you about this one. Say a prayer for this dude's ankle.
To his credit, after getting sacked Kory avoids a faceplant scorpion, but he does get a forearm squeeker.
Sometimes you go out with intentions of getting a Firing Line, but end up with a Hall of Meat.
Some sightings are rare: Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, UFOs. But those are nothing compared to seeing one of the most consistent skaters of all time take a head-bounce and lose his hat.
Sticking on a hubba and getting pitched down stairs is never fun. Landing directly on the edge of the last step doesn't make it any more enjoyable.
After years of footage with bolts landings, smooth roll-aways, and big smiles, we started to think Theotis never slammed. Think again.
Roberto Jimenez' backflip 50-50 was borderline crazy. This double backflip attempt is straight up psychopath status.
Hey, you'd make strange noises too if your back caught the edge of a stair like this. There's "No, no, no" escape!
Aldrin Garcia's toes lose a battle with some weak electromagnetic forces. Someone mop that floor with a soda or somethin.'
On any skate roadtrip, the slams add up until you're just a walking bruise. Drehobl and friends paid their dues on this one. "You're doing it wrong!"
Ryan Decenzo shares a session of slams that turned into a core meltdown.
You can feel the sting as Pat catches the end of a handrail, gets a bounce, and takes a dive.
Even with his ability to grind almost any rail, David's feet go overboard sometimes—and his back pays the price.
Some kids call it quits after their first brutal slam, but T-Pud stayed in the game after he tried a fatty-to-flatty and forgot to take his board with him.
Locking in a proper feeble can be a steady ride. Anything short of that and you're fair game for a brutal body toss.
Puking after hitting your head is never a good sign. "Dude, I think you might have a concussion." Thanks to the Boardroom in Fresno, CA for the submission.
When ollieing over high bars with big drops, the worst-case-scenario is hanging up your legs and taking a dive to the concrete.
A handrail sack is usually the worst-case scenario, but it was just the beginning for Fritz.
We always show the impact, but this one includes some after-the-splat footage of an Emergency Room visit.
The same skaters who don't blink an eye over a slam section onslaught will cringe and gasp at footage of a full ankle snap.
Eating pavement while skating has a high price, but comes at no charge. Osiris offered free shoes to the best of the worst, and…man did these guys earn them.
To err is human. To miss the rail entirely is a disaster. Even insanely talented skaters like Cory aren't all bolts all day.
This is your chance to share your worst slam with the world. Send us a clip of your hardest hit—the winner will be featured in a Hall of Meat on our site and get a pair of Corey Duffel's new shoe.
May not look like the gnarliest Hall of Meat but this slam of Chad Bartie put him on the shelf for a while.
We've seen teeth knocked out before, but pulverized into powder? That's a new one. This is one tough dude.
A ledge snags the board, which trips up the feet, which sends Omar straight to his back. All of that, plus an unhappy surprise ending.
You'd think a trick called a 50-50 would be right up the alley of someone named Bernardo Bernard. Here he keeps his chin up and prevents a skull bounce.
David Reyes looks back on one of his all-time worst slams: His concussion from King of the Road.
Say what you will about the Duff-Man, but don't ever doubt his lack of 'going for it'. Big ollie to stop sign shoulder check. Always good times for Corey.
The splits of death, with one foot on and one foot off, is a slam that's always needed a name. Diego offers the "Van Damme." We'll see if it sticks.
Kyle gets a transfer…but sliding on his shoulder down a rough asphalt bank wasn't the one he was going for.
He's known for rolling away from some of the craziest rails of all time, so some people think it's all no sweat for David. Think again.
New Zealand's on the other side of the planet, but no matter where you go, some slams remain the same. Here's the dreaded ligament snapper.
A backside air on transition is a blast. Landing on your backside in the streets is a bummer. Cain Lambert meets insult and injury.
Red went for the Reedsport loop in 2004, got broke, got up, and got it. He's gone for Hailey twice and predicts 2011 is the year for the big one.
When a square corner throws off your balance a bit, you could wind up paying a lot.
Every trick has a story behind it. This one is a mind-bender. A lot of guys have taken a big hit and stuck with it until they got the make, but this clip is for the ages.
With a name like Francis, a street thug better come up with a good nickname. Moocher finds out that those concrete garbage cans are hard to kill.
When a Christmas cookie falls, it breaks. And that's just what happened in this Christmas slam edit.
Ben Raemers tried to get "gnarly" on an Enjoi trip in Las Vegas and wound up a bloody mess.
We all experience loss in life—but this early grab down 12 stairs lead to a loss of hearing, sense of smell, and memory. Tim lives to tell the tale.
Rick Rossi explains what happened when he tried to ollie from ledge to ledge and ended up somewhere in between.
A lesson in weight distribution and material flexibility could lead to a career in engineering for John Attanasio.
Even "seen-it-all" filmers and photographers who are around hammers every day will tell you this: Leo is a skate maniac. He gets a lot of makes—here's some misses.
Doing gymnastics down stairs is a good opportunity to hurt yourself in four different places at once. Points were deducted for the dismount.
He was almost in the clear, but Peter snagged the end of the line—which can be worse than a mid-rail sack.
The Loop, a Peter Hewitt brain bounce, and the quote "Tony Hawk busted him for filming" all are part of this Hall of Meat.
Any park can take you out, but when the terrain's older than Stonehenge it can be all the worse. Kona is a killer.
A lot of hard work goes into making a video part. Here's a slam Silas took while filming for Origin.
Some of our events start off with a bang. An inch or two away and Jay Smiles wouldn't have gotten up from this one.
Dave Abair tried to play Frogger with some quick hops and went splat.
Messing around on a mini, just having fun with odd tricks—what's the worst that can happen? Andre Prozorov tests his ligaments.
In King of the Road 2005, Rattray was Zero's all-terrain weapon. He tackled a bunch of transition challenges until this spine took him out.
When you jump on them bars and the board's not even with you, you're gonna get served raw. Tommy tastes the pain during KOTR 2006.
Emmanuel Guzman went for broke on day one of the trip and made the Contents page of the October 2010 issue. It's one of the gnarliest things that happened on Skate Rock, no doubt.
Figgy takes a slam while on the Skate Rock tour. All the footage from the trip is coming this Monday.
Even with multiple layers of clothing, snow on the ground, and a sliding finish, some impacts just can't be absorbed.
Have you ever asked yourself, "What's the worst that can happen?" before trying a trick? Well, Sonora finds out on this rail attempt.
Numerous bad ideas converge here and two guys almost become roadkill.
Omar Hassan sits down at the Vans Skatepark Round-Up and tells the story of his head scalping during the Downtown Showdown.
Long frontside bluntslides require a lot of speed. Speed equals danger. Brian Delatorre does the math.
Gravette's known for taking gnarly slams. Here, he talks about the worst one he ever took that was caught on camera.
Hall of Meats don't always have to be the gnarliest slams. Sometimes they can be straight comedy.
Every slam has a number of worst-case scenarios. Kristian Svitak describes the mother of them all—a no-hands face-plant scorpion.
The Hollywood 16's seen a lot of action throughout the years. Here's Ryan Decenzo talking about his battle there trying to avoid the scorpion.
TJ Rogers got the Lunatic Fringe in our July 2010 mag and today's Hall Of Meat.
Manny Santiago gets sacked on a San Francisco rail.
He's known for tackling the hardest-to-reach parts of any park…but this time the park fought back. Matt rings his bell in Florence, OR.
When you're bailing face-first, get those hands up. Chabot never got the memo.
Sammy Baca gets served up on a blunt fakie attempt in Baltimore on the Skate Rock 2010 tour.
Sean Gutierrez tried to eat some concrete… But his teeth weren't strong enough.
Dylan Bunnell literally gets broke in this Hall Of Meat. Keep sending in your slams to HallofMeat@thrashermagazine.com.
Tony Hawk looks back on one of his gnarliest slams…that just happened to be filmed by the Phelper.
David Loy looks back at a noseblunt to broken wrist.
Ever fall on your arm wrong? Richard Harter sure did.
Here's a good faceplant of Hans Stacy at at the Eastern Boarder Warehouse.
Back in '96, P-Stone went out to Amsterdam and witnessed this gnarly slam. First one to name the kid wins a prize.
Morley Musick crashes on your screen for another Hall of Meat. Send in your slams to HallOfMeat@Thrashermagazine.com
You think you have a gnarlier slam then Dylan Witkin of Lake Forest, Ca? Send it in to HallOfMeat@Thrashermagazine.com - we want to see it!
It's been a little while since we posted a Hall Of Meat for you. Here's a montage of Alex Filho to get you all caught up. Send in your slams to HallOfMeat@thrashermagazine.com
T-Puds gets broke at the Brooklyn Banks.
Omar Hassan takes one to the chin in Marseille's Quiksilver contest.
Jason Schooly of Phoenix, AZ
Aaron Harrison went for it in Thrill Of It All
Ian Berry takes the slam for Black Box week.
Straight to the dome Jonny! Send in your slams to: HallofMeat@thrashermagazine.com and make the site.
On a Nor-Cal rainy day, you never know who you'll find at Pacifica's Log Shop. This time it was Gravette and Co.
Karl Skaalid gets nutted at his local skate park rail.
Richard Quintero sent in this Hall Of Meat of his buddy, Miguel Velazco, dropping into death in Miami, FL.
Paco eats some serious shit attempting a handrail.
Think about blindfolding yourself, putting on some gloves, going into your garage and dropping in on a quarterpipe headed for the garage door. This is the life of Chad Siedel
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