This is the moment a naked skier suffered serious ice burns on his bottom after a daredevil leap from a 30 metre jump ended badly.
Sam Ruttiman was competing in the Toyota One Hit Wonder event in Thredbo, Australia, wearing only his skis and a helmet.
The event, staged last weekend, involves skiers displaying their best tricks after leaping off a 30 metre jump.
Most of the world’s best competitive freeskiers show up for the annual event, with $7,000 – just short of £4,000 – the top prize.
Before the main event there’s the “game show event” where there are smaller cash prizes for those who display creativity and style.
It prompted Aussie Sam to try a somersault – sans clothes – and his jump looked great until he tried to land.
Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to get his skis down smoothly, causing him to lose his footing and go tumbling over.
He eventually came to a halt – red-faced and red-cheeked after skidding on his backside for several metres.
It’s possible that Sam’s nakedness was actually the cause of his crash.
Jumpers need to carefully manage their speed to make a successful landing and Sam proved more aerodynamic without clothes.
That meant he traveled quicker than expected and came down further along the landing area than usual.
It wasn’t all in vain though. Australian Olympian Anna Segal, who came an fourth in the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics, was one of the judges.
She reportedly said she’d mark up any competitor who displayed nudity “but only if have they have a good body”.