A few weeks ago I went up Mountain Station in Nelson with my friend Sky. We wanted to get a couple shots of him riding before he moved away from town for the Summer. We started near the top of Eli Sim and were planning on working our way down the trail doing a combo of stills and video as we went. Things started off pretty well and it was super impressive watching just how fast he could get through gnarly sections of the trail. By about the fourth or fifth section while we were getting some shots of him slashing a burm he blew out of the corner and I received a face full of his front tire. The tire hit my lens which then smashed the camera into my face resulting in an almost immediate black eye and a smashed lens hood. That cut the day a little bit short for doing any more photos but thankfully no major damage was caused to either of us or the camera.