A lot of athletes out there seem to come from nowhere. They drop from the sky, and then bam, take the world by storm.
One day you’ve never heard their name, next moment you’re watching them storm more rooftops than old Saint Nick and pin tricks more technical than the small print on that competition you entered to win 16 Nectar points and a Twix.
Skiing sensation Sean Pettit does not fit into that category. The Canadian 23-year-old has been a professional pretty much all of his life. He started skiing at pro level aged 11, picking up backers like K2 and Oakley, and these days he’s one of the best skiers around.
So, what does a professional career spanning twelve years – for eight of which he couldn’t legally drink a beer in British Columbia – look like when it’s caught on camera? It looks out of this world.