We hear it all the time, in stories and in casual conversation, people use the word ‘almost’. Instances like ‘I almost got in a fight..’ ,’ I almost rolled my 4×4′ or ‘I almost landed that a trick on my snowboard’ are not all that uncommon. But how close do you need to come to a foreseen outcome to say ‘almost’?
In my opinion there better be some pushing, shoving and severe name calling going on before I hear the word ‘almost’ used in describing a near fight scene.
For 4 wheeling, there is a difference between getting your rig pointed straight at the sky with only the two rear wheels in contact with the earth and merely feeling like 25 degrees off camber is a lot.
On a snowboard, go big. But turning just past a 180 isn’t good enough for the story you want to tell. You should be pulling tricks with complete confidence, in harmony with mother nature, and at the last fraction of a second, that harmonious relationship is broken resulting in a gnarly fall.
I’ll tell you about almost…